Forum & Supporters
The Listening to Mothers I Forum was held at the Manhattan Center in New York City on October 24, 2002, to release results of Listening to Mothers: The First National U.S. Survey of Women's Childbearing Experiences.
More than 300 people attended this historic event including health
professionals, mothers, advocates and media representatives. Dr. Eugene
Declercq, chairperson of the Listening to Mothers National
Advisory Council, presented the survey results. Pulitzer Prize winning
journalist and best-selling author Anna Quindlen gave the keynote
address. A panel of health professionals and mothers engaged in
dialogue with the audience about survey results and their implications.
At the Forum, Penny Simkin received Childbirth Connection's Carola
Warburg Rothschild Award for outstanding contributions to the health
and well-being of women and their families. The award recognizes her
major and influential contributions in many areas of central concern to
childbearing women, including: labor support and labor companions,
labor pain relief and comfort measures, physiologic labor and labor
progress, childbirth satisfaction, women's long-term memories of their
childbirth experiences, children's experience of birth, and
childbearing experiences of survivors of sexual abuse.
Special thanks to collaborating organizations and sponsors for supporting the Listening to Mothers Forum. These groups are listed below.
American College of Nurse-Midwives, Region II, Chapter I
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II
American Foundation for Maternal and Child Health
Association of Nurse Advocates for Childbirth Solutions
Birth WorksÂ®, Inc.
Boston Association for Childbirth Education
Boston Women's Health Book Collective
Centering Pregnancy and Parenting Association
Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association
Citizens for Midwifery
District of Columbia Developing Families Center
Doulas of North America
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc.
Long Island Midwives, Inc.
National Association of Childbearing Centers
National Association of Mothers' Centers
National Healthy Mothers, Health Babies Coalition
National Perinatal Association
NYU Midwifery Alliance:
The Division of Midwifery, NYU, Bellevue & Gouverneur
The Midwifery Program Faculty, Division of Nursing, NYU Steinhardt School of Education
NYU Downtown Medical Center Midwifery Practice
Mt. Sinai Medical Center Midwifery Practice
New York University Early Head Start/Quality Improvement Center for Disability Services
New York Women's Agenda
Peggy Levine, Inc./Total Fitness for Women
The Elizabeth Bing New York City Chapter of Lamaze International
The Floating Hospital, Inc.
BabyTalk and PARENTING Magazines
Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care/Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center
Group Health Incorporated
Institute for Infants, Children & Families
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services
JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing/ Sage Publications, Inc.
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health/American College of Nurse-Midwives
Liz Lange Maternity
Long Island College Hospital
MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
New York Methodist Hospital
South Street Advisors, L.L.C.
The Permanente Medical Groups and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
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