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Minnesota Perinatal Organization (MPO) was founded in 1974 as a multidisciplinary association of individuals and organizations dedicated to improving perinatal health. We provide up-to-date information on perinatal care practices, services and technical advancements and a great opportunity to network with professionals from the region.

Our Mission is to optimize perinatal health in Minnesota through education.

MPO Spotlights: 

Webinar Offering -- Moving the Needle on Health Equity: Two Experts Share Successful Programs and Lessons Learned
Webinar Offering -- Moving the Needle on Health Equity: Two Experts Share Successful Programs and Lessons Learned

Poverty, implicit bias, racism—these are just some of the preventable social factors that contribute to persistent, unjust inequities in health outcomes for children and families. This spring, NICHQ launched a series of webinars to support individuals who are pursuing equity within the health system. Our first webinar, Pursuing Health Equity: Start Where You Are, focused on what individuals can do to pursue change. Learn More...

MNPQC Patient Partners: Heather & family
MNPQC Patient Partners: Heather & family

Heather Brusegard was diagnosed with preeclampsia in the 26th week of her second pregnancy and was placed on hospital bedrest from that point on. At the end of her 27th week the medical team found that the baby’s umbilical cord blood flow was intermittently reversed and she was transferred from Fairview Southdale to the University of Minnesota in order to access a level 4 NICU. With the help of around-the-clock monitoring, betamethasone shots, magnesium, and blood pressure medicine, Heather was able to remain pregnant for an additional week; each morning she woke to an ultrasound to see if it would be “the BIG day”. Scarlett was ultimately born when her umbilical cord fully reversed at 28 weeks & 3 days; she was 13.75 in long and weighed 1.5 pounds. Heather’s elevated blood pressure did not go away after the birth of her daughter; she stayed on her blood pressure medicine and after a couple months was able to work with her physician to titrate the dose down to zero. Scarlett had a 114-day NICU stay where she moved mountains learning to breathe and grow. Scarlett is now three and a half and thriving with the help of a feeding tube as she never fully mastered the art of eating. When Heather is not chasing her girls around the playground or driving them to the numerous extracurricular activities, she can be found volunteering in the Minnesota NICU community or on the MNPQC Hypertension Committee. What was once a scary journey has now become a passion and purpose.

Don't miss our closing Keynote Presenter, Brenda Elsagher
Don't miss our closing Keynote Presenter, Brenda Elsagher
as she gives advice on Life, Lessons, & Laughter! Hope is her biggest weapon and she throws it out with encouragement along with huge doses of hilarity changing the focus to the bigger dimension of living life to the fullest with all we’ve got.
Register soon - space is limited!
Register soon - space is limited!
Download the Preemie Prep App today!
Download the Preemie Prep App today!

2016 Minnesota Perinatal Organization

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