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Supporting The First 1000 Days Of Life

June 28, 2019

Perinatal Care Symposium

Over 70 health professionals came together earlier this month to learn, discuss, collaborate and network about antenatal and postnatal care at the inaugural Perinatal Care Symposium held in Toowoomba.

The one-day symposium was held in collaboration with Darling Downs Health and was designed to address how health professionals, including GPs, nurses, midwives and support staff, can better support the first 1,000 days of life through collaborative and consistent care.

Key speakers for the day included, Dr Sheila Cook, Director of Medicine at Toowoomba Hospital, Dr Wendy Burton, Chair of the RACGP Antenatal/Postnatal Care Specific Interest Network and Dr Pam Douglas, Manager and Editor of the Possums for Mothers and Babies website.

Topics included breastfeeding, infant sleep, preconception, the first trimester and nutrition in pregnancy. Due to the success of this inaugural event, the PHN looks forward to bringing this education opportunity to the region again in 2020.

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