Community Event with Dr. Eugene Declercq!


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Public Health Expert to Address National Childbirth Issues: Birth by the Numbers: Maternity Care Today and Tomorrow

The Institute for Family-Centered Childbirth and the Rochester Area Birth Network are co-sponsoring a presentation by Dr. Eugene Declercq, an international expert in maternity care. His talk, Birth by the Numbers: Maternity Care Today and Tomorrow, is free and open to the public.

Dr. Declercq is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. He combines formal training in political science with almost twenty years of experience as a certified childbirth educator studying policy and practice on childbirth-related issues. His recent work in examining cesarean sections in the US and overseas has focused on maternal and infant morbidity associated with low-risk cesareans and with repeat cesareans and their influences on maternity care. He has authored numerous scientific papers and has served as lead author of two major national studies, Listening to Mothers, that investigated women’s experiences in childbirth.

Dr. Declercq’s presentation will be held on Thursday, March 26, at the Unitarian Church at 220 South Winton Road in Rochester. It will begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed by a reception for attendees. For more information please contact Dr. Lois VanTol 585-351-2893,, or check out our facebook page

Also, Check out Dr. Declercq’s famous presentation Birth by the Numbers!

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