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Lecture Overview

This session looks at the divisive use of cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It will consider what we know about birth outcomes associated with cannabis use across the perinatal period and, importantly, what we can do to support mothers who may be using the illicit substance.

Educators

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Rachael Ramsay Visit

Rachael Ramsay is a Clinical Midwifery Consultant, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs in Pregnancy and CHAMP service co-ordinator. She graduated as a midwife in 1997 from the University of Sheffield, U.K. She immigrated to Australia with her family in 2007 and has worked at the Mater Mothers hospital since this time. She has worked within the CHAMP service at Mater Mothers Hospital since July 2014 and became Clinical Midwifery Consultant for the service in 2016. The service provides continuity of midwifery care by specialist midwives who support women and their families with substance use and misuse. Working with a multi-disciplinary team the aim is to support women through pregnancy and the postnatal period and maintain the family unit where possible.

Reviews

4.5
32 Total Rating(s)
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Caroline Gray
23 Sep 2019

Great basis to go and look for more information

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Wendy Somers
15 Jun 2019

Excellent presentation

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Lisa Garcia
27 May 2019

excellent. very compassionate and thorough at the same time.

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Jessica Deans
24 May 2019

Good, nice and short.

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Liz michelini
22 May 2019

Great resource. Very informative and relevant to my midwifery practice

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Jeffrey stein
21 May 2019

im always interested in new knowledge and was curious as to what would be discussed.

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Hannah B Perry
16 May 2019

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Justine Pollitt
15 May 2019

I appreciate the compassionate, holistic approach to assessment advocated here.

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Jacqueline Henshaw
14 May 2019

Easy to follow and understand

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Caroline Robins
13 May 2019

A informative and interesting talk.