WM Webinar: “Bounce Back” Culture: Addressing Post-Partum Weight Gain and the Role RDNs Can Play

Join us for our upcoming WM DPG webinar! This webinar is brought to you by the WM DPGs IDEA Committee.

May 16, 2024 @ 9am PT/ 12pm ET

Speaker: Sue Ellen Anderson-Haynes, MS, RDN, CDCES, CPT, LDN

Society and the popular media expect moms to “bounce back” (physically, mentally, and emotionally) after having a baby which adds undue distress to their healing and recovery journey. This pressure may contribute to the maternal mental health and black maternal health crisis as research shows that maternal mortality is highest in the post-partum phase. Attempting to “bounce back” to a normal weight, especially in a short amount of time deepens the wound as some women find they cannot live up to societal expectations. However, it is important for women to return to a relative state of health (i. e healthy weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, etc) in order to reduce the risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and other ailments. Registered dietitians have tools to help women during their postpartum journey “recover rationally” instead of struggling to “bounce back.” 


We anticipate this webinar will be approved for one hour CPEU.


Online Instructions:
Url: http://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2208125449837544795
Login: Please register using the link above.
When:  May 16, 2024 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PT)
Associated with  DPG26 Weight Management (WM)


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