Treasure Valley Postpartum Summit
What is the Treasure Valley Postpartum Summit?
It is bringing together those who are interested in exploring pregnancy and postpartum issues and helping to build community connections. This year’s focus will shed light on the importance of connection to self, to baby, and to the community. Healthy families are the foundation of healthy communities. This Summit is the perfect place for every person to build this foundation by learning and growing together.
Topics covered :
- Maternal mental and physical health
- Importance of community and connection for resiliency
- Navigating breastfeeding
- Positive Parenting
- Setting realistic goals for sleep
- Chiropractic care before, during and after birth
- Mindfulness and movement
“The Treasure Valley Postpartum Summit was created four years ago when I saw a void in our community. A need for more information, better connection, and a strong support network during this sacred time. Wanting to create a space where people could come to learn, grow, and to connect. To meet other professionals, businesses, and especially people moving through this time together. Creating friendships and support groups to help each person feel heard, be helped, and have a safe place to turn. Each year the Summit has grown in incredible ways. New faces being seen, friendships created, connections made, and lives changed. My intention for creating this Summit was to help one person, possibly save one life. To bring awareness around postpartum and the needs of the birthing person and new baby. To set each person up to the best of their ability, and give them as many resources as possible.”
- 9 am : Welcome to the Summit
- Mama Meditation with Lauren, Inner Rebel
- #1 Speaker
- #2 Speaker
- #3 Speaker
- Mid-day Movement with Bria, Birthfit Boise
- #5 Speaker
- #6 Speaker
- #7 Speaker
- #8 Speaker
- 5 pm : Raffle and Closing ceremony for the Summit
Do I have to attend the whole Summit?
No, you don’t have to attend the whole postpartum summit. With it being a full-day event, I understand everyone has schedules, possibly other kids that need attention & that is why I am offering the full recording to each ticket holder. With the Summit being virtual this year, each ticket holder will receive an upload to have the full Summit recording for you to keep. This will allow you to be able to come and go from the virtual recording as needed. You won’t need to be trying to take notes knowing that you will have the recording to check back on as needed.
***I have created a Facebook event page for you to join once you have a ticket purchased so that you can connect and get to know other participants.
What is included with my ticket purchase?
- Access for one person per ticket to the virtual Postpartum Summit.
- One download of the complete recording of the Summit.
- The opportunity to win a raffle item, all valued at $50 or more.
Introducing the Treasure Valley Postpartum Summit Speakers!
Katie Battazzo, RN
Katie Battazzo is a nurse that specializes in pediatric recovery at St Luke’s Boise. She is also trained to teach Positive Discipline Parenting Classes and is a trained doula. Katie has a passion for creating community around healthy parenting. She strives to create an environment where parents can explore who they are as it relates to raising children which, Katie believes, is one of the most important jobs in our world. Katie will be providing information about being our best selves so that we may parent in an authentic way.
Katie will discuss Positive Discipline principles as well as ideas from a book called Joyful Courage by Casey O’Roarty. Psssttt…the thing about parenting…it’s not about the children….It’s about you…we will explore this in the session. You can also follow along for other opportunities to engage at her Instagram account, @the_thrive_trust.
Dr. Ashlee Jane
Dr. Ashlee Jane is a licensed naturopathic physician in Boise, Idaho. Her approach to medicine is rooted in the innate healing power of the body. She believes that robust health springs from a solid foundation, and partners with her patients to optimize nutrition, lifestyle, and wellness routines to optimize physiologic and energetic function. She treats all ages and conditions with an individualized approach, helping each to reach their personal wellness goals.
Find her at Medikha
Lauren is the founder of Inner Rebel Co., a company that helps individuals rebelliously trust and accept themselves through mediation. Her guided meditations echo her tenacity and a big heart. She is a certified 200RYT Gentle Therapeutics yoga teacher, holds a certificate in meditation from BSU, Chopra Center meditation teacher trainee, host of Inner Guidance Daily podcast, TedxBoise 2021 performer, and leads virtual guided meditations for corporations.
Find her at Innerrebel.co
“Good morning, mama” Meditation
Guided mediation for Mama called, “Good morning, mama”, to help you welcome in a moment of relaxation. This guided meditation will provide space to set heart intentions on how you’d like to show up daily as a mom. Meditation is an incredible tool that helps to reduce stress and anxieties, which many mothers face. This is an easy, effortless, and expanding experience that any mama can do. No meditation experience required.
Shannon Glenn is a Certified Pediatric and Adult Sleep Consultant and owner of Sleep Well Sleep Specialists. She has had the pleasure of helping families in the Treasure Valley and around the nation sleep better for the last nine years. Shannon also mentors and trains sleep consultants around the world. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She received her first certification in sleep consulting in 2011 and has since attended several hours of training on sleep science and childhood development. Shannon has over 6000 hours of experience in sleep consulting. She has had a passion for sleep most of her life but after experiencing first hand what sleep deprivation felt like after the birth of her first child, she knew she wanted to help other families who were struggling with sleep issues learn how to sleep well. Shannon is excited to be presenting at the Treasure Valley Postpartum Summit!
Find us at Sleep Well Sleep Specialists
How To Thrive During The First 12 Weeks. She will share information on newborn sleep, talk about sleep safety and help you set realistic goals for sleep for both you and your baby to ensure your whole family is getting the sleep you need.
Melanie Henstrom, BS, IBCLC
As a young girl, Melanie developed a passion for the birth world watching her father deliver babies. After she received her BS, she worked in adoption until she had her first child. She then became a stay at home mom for 16 years raising her 6 children. She breastfed them all, including tandem nursing her twins. Once all her children were in school, she became certified as a postpartum doula mainly serving families with twins, and triplets. A few years later she went back to school to become an IBCLC, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has served over a thousand mothers and babies over the course of several years as a postpartum doula, and lactation consultant.
It has been her experience that many mothers do not have the resources to become successful at breastfeeding. She has extensive training and experience with tongue ties, and is able to educate mothers to make the right choice for their baby. She is also trained in infant massage, rhythmic movements, and craniosacral therapy. Her passion is to educate, nurture, and support new moms and babies through their breastfeeding struggles in a non-judgmental and compassionate way. Her reviews alone speak to how she has helped save breastfeeding for so many.
Find her at www.babybonds.us
“From Belly to successful breastfeeding”
So many mothers struggle with breastfeeding, and yet there are many tools we can use to increase the success rate. We will discuss antenatal expression of colostrum, cup and spoon colostrum supplementation after breastfeeding until milk comes in, along with symptoms of tongue ties. With these tools we can decrease weight loss, jaundice, and hypoglycemia at birth, protect mother’s supply, and avoid future issues. It takes a team to help these breastfeeding dyads. Come learn what part you can play to help save breastfeeding for future families you work with.
Kyndal May, AdvCD/BDT ( DONA), FACCE
Kyndal May is a DONA International Birth Doula Trainer, creator of the Confident Birthing Childbirth Class Curriculum and owner of Baby Bump Services in Boise, Idaho.
A founding board member of the Idaho State Chapter of Postpartum Support International, she co-facilitates an online perinatal mental health support group for expecting and new parents throughout the US every Monday.
Kyndal has practiced therapeutic massage for over 30 years. In 2018, she was accepted into the Feldenkrais Training Academy, a 4-year somatic education program and is excited to finally be weaving together all her personal and professional passions in one place.
In 2021, Kyndal will be launching Rhythm and Slow, on online learning collaborative for perinatal professionals to support their work and improve their lives through creative connection, mindful movement and embodied learning.
Find her at babybumpservices.com
“Becoming Parents during a Pandemic:
Lessons from Your Baby on the Science of Connection and Resilience”
Uncertainty, anxiety and decision-fatigue are feelings all new mothers and fathers experience at some point during the transition to parenthood, but having a baby during a pandemic magnifies those emotional states and many are finding it difficult to find a sense of stability again. Having a baby brings the perfect opportunity to learn how our nervous system works as our biological regulation system and how we are in constant communication with our babies and them with us. With this understanding, we are better able to respond to our babies’ needs and harness this neuromuscular feedback for our own co-regulation. After a short introduction to your nervous system, you’ll learn simple practices that help you develop a calming connection with your baby and an embodied resilience for yourself.
Trista Kovach, LCPC
Trista Kovach, LCPC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. After specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in private practice for over 11 years, Trista joined Saint Alphonsus in Boise and developed a perinatal mental health program to support women and families struggling with pregnancy/postpartum adjustment.
Trista graduated with a Master’s degree from Boise State University in 2006 and received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 1993. Trista also has advanced clinical training from the Postpartum Stress Center in Philadelphia and through Postpartum Support International.
Find her at www.saintalphonsus.org/
Katie Powell & Bria Sommers
BIRTHFIT is a movement. It’s about expecting and postpartum moms taking charge of their bodies and their decisions, and supporting one another’s journeys—together and apart.
BIRTHFIT is an approach to birth. We challenge the status quo and ask the questions no one else asks. We read, research, experiment & consolidate all the common sense, time-honored wisdom & recent studies we can find and present that information to you through various education models. Our pillars are fitness, nutrition, mindset, & connection. We unconditionally support YOU—the birth mom & birth partner—to make the best decision for you and Baby.
BIRTHFIT is a state of readiness. Childbirth is perhaps the most physical, mental & spiritual experience of a woman’s life. We want you to be ready in body, mind & spirit for the experience of birth and the lifelong journey that follows.
BIRTHFIT is your support team. We are a team of practitioners, educators, chiropractors, coaches, nutritionists, fellow mamas, men & women who are involved in our local communities and we are all rooting for YOU
Follow along boise.birthfit.com
Join us for a guided movement meditation as we connect to our bodies and express gratitude for all that it has given us and all that it is capable of!
Dr. Jennifer Dorn
I have been a physical therapist for the last 19 years. After working for a couple years in orthopedic care, I began my specialization in women’s health and their specific needs. This included pre and postpartum care as well as sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, incontinence, and coccydynia. Almost 4 years ago, I started a PT practice, Restore Physical Therapy, that allowed for a more private and intimate environment that focuses on women’s needs and their pelvic dysfunction as well as bringing up more PT’s that love treating women’s needs as much as I do. My hopes and goals are to return to women to a life they desire without the pain or dysfunction that often happens during pregnancy and childbirth. I feel so blessed and honored to be treating amazing women and helping them on their healing journeys.
Find her at Restoreptidaho.com
Pelvic floor and core considerations in the postpartum period
It is my belief that moms are superhuman athletes. Moms can carry a baby, have one on her leg, be preparing dinner, typing out an email for work, while talking to her mother on the phone, and never bat an eye. Moms are amazing! I decided that my focus is on postpartum care will focus on educating moms on the common issues that many have postpartum including diastasis recti, low back and SI pain, scar tissue mobilization for the post-c-section tummy and episiotomy scars, and pelvic floor strengthening. I would like to offer some back-saving advice for lifting and carrying techniques as well as postural considerations that cause low back, midback, and neck pain. My hope is to encourage women in their postpartum journey. I am so thankful to be included in this Treasure Valley Postpartum Summit.