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This workshop is open to birth workers, parents, and family members. DON'T miss this unique opportunity to begin or expand your PPCM understanding and knowledge.
Gain access to the groundbreaking and potentially life-changing test model advancement in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy detection for pregnant and postpartum women with an elevated risk for the condition.
This is a great way to learn how to advocate for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy if you are a PPCM patient or a family member of a PPCM patient that would like to help increase awareness to save new moms' lives.
We offer virtual, in-person, and pre-recorded workshops.
Each workshop can be up to 2-hours long (depending on Q&A)
PPCM may not be as rare as we think—but it doesn't have to be a death sentence. The CDC has named “missed or delayed diagnosis” as a key factor behind maternal deaths, and cardiologists and OB-GYNs admit that PPCM is often misdiagnosed or ignored.
We recommend all birth workers and health care providers take a PPCM Workshop. This will help you become more educated about certain facts and risks of the condition, more than what the media can explain. We understand that learning from an actual PPCM survivor can help bridge the gap in this area.
This workshop has helped over 5,517 medical professionals so far, and the number continues to grow. Organizations like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG), CDC Hear Her, Popular Science, Dallas Birth, Birth In Color RVA, and Fort Worth Birthing & Wellness Center have taken this same workshop and are now educated on PPCM.
We have created a GLOBAL PPCM SCREENING exam that encourages birth workers when to order a BNP blood test for a pregnant or postpartum women.
PPCM is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in the United States, so let's bridge this gap!
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Mrs.Henderson has collaborated with the Governor Of Texas, NBC 5 News, Baylor Scott & White, The Press Association in London, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Texas Department of Health & Human Services, Popular Science, MoMMAs Voices, 979 The Beat Radio Station, Voyage Dallas Magazine, and many other affiliated organizations.
It was a pleasure meeting and educating these wonderful midwives at Dallas Birth. Our workshop enhances cooperatively working together, sharing responsibility for problem-solving, and making decisions to formulate and increase PPCM awareness for patient care.
We are committed to bringing earlier detection of PPCM in new mothers.
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Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified additional genetic mutations that strongly predispose otherwise healthy women to peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a rare condition characterized by weakness of the heart muscle that begins sometime during the final month of pregnancy through 5 months after delivery.
PPCM often leads to lifelong heart failure and can result in severe heart failure and death.
The cause of PPCM was entirely unknown until a 2016 study suggested that certain genetic mutations predispose women to the disease. The current study identifies 4 additional genetic variants that were not previously connected to PPCM.
The study provides the first extensive genetic and phenotype landscape of PPCM and has major implications for understanding how PPCM and DCM are related to each other. It shows that predisposition to heart failure is an important risk factor for PPCM, suggesting that approaches being developed for DCM may also apply to patients with PPCM.”