Why 39 Weeks is Worth the Wait – Training Event

Posted on Sep 12, 2013

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, September 11, 2013: There will be two training workshops held in Fort Myers and Naples to discuss the risks involved with elective deliveries before a womans 39th week of pregnancy. The program is designed to give information about:

  • Why elective deliveries have increased;
  • How to talk with patients / clients about the importance of the last few weeks of pregnancy;
  • The results of Eliminating Early Elective Deliveries in Lee County.

The cost of the program is completely covered by Healthy Start of Southwest Florida through a grant by the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions. In addition, The 39 weeks campaign is sponsored by: the Florida Department of Health in Collier County, March of Dimes, Lee Memorial Health System and the Miami Dade AHEC. Miami Dade AHEC has approved this program for up to 2.0 of Continuing Education Units (CEU).

The event’s presenters are Laurie Champion, RN, Lee Memorial Health System Healthy Start team lead,; Selena Lucas, RN, Florida Department of Health—Collier Healthy Start team lead; Christine, Jabaay, BSN, RNC-OB, Director of Labor and Delivery, Lee Memorial Health System.


For Registration please call (239) 425-6924 or email Rita@HealthyStartBaby.org


When: September 17, 2013 9:00-11:00 am (8:45 registration and refreshments)

Where: United Way of Lee County

7273 Concourse Drive

Fort Myers, FL

When: September 27, 2013 9:30-11:30am (9:15 registration and refreshments)

Where: NCH North Collier Hospital

2nd Floor OB Classroom

11190 HealthPark Blvd

Naples, Fl

Press Contact :

Cathy Timuta

Healthy Start of Southwest Florida