Interpreting for prenatal and neonatal care; reviewing specific vocabulary and concepts in normal pregnancy as well as the most common complications for women and babies

Presenter: Dr. Elena Rivera-Patton

Co-presenter: Certified Sign Language Interpreter and CoreCHI Val Sturm

Prenatal and newborn care make up a large percentage of clinic and hospital visits.  As interpreters, we need to be well-versed in the specific vocabulary that comes up in these settings.  This webinar reviews normal care for healthy pregnant women and healthy babies, as well as the most frequent complications such as gestational diabetes, hypertension during pregnancy and newborn jaundice. The webinar also discusses vocabulary for labor and delivery, including pain management options such as epidural anesthesia or spinal anesthesia in the case of a cesarean section. This webinar is approved for 1 CE hour with CCHI and DSHS and .1 RID CEU. CCHI CEUs are accepted by the NBCMI. Cost: $25.

About the presenter: Dr. Rivera-Patton is a foreign medical graduate with an MD from La Salle University in Mexico City, and a BA from Earlham College in the U.S. She has worked as a medical interpreter for more than 10 years, and is nationally certified.