For many years, we have perhaps heard of plagiocephaly, maybe even had a friend whose child had a doc band, even worked with a baby who had one, but how often do we work with families without a super clear understanding of a condition or its potential long-term outcomes? Truth be told, most of us only have a general understanding of this condition, its causes and concerns and maybe even some ways to help prevent it. This class aims to change that. We will start with the obvious: what is plagiocephaly and brachycephaly? Then we will look at causes and potential impacts if untreated, methods of treatment and also methods of prevention. When we are done, you will have a clear understanding of both conditions, know the main signs, what causes it, know when evaluation and treatment ideally begin, how it is treated, options like physical therapy and simple things we can do as newborn care specialists to help prevent it.
Tonya is an INA Credentialed Nanny, Newborn Care Specialist, CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula and Parent Educator who does both consulting and in-home sleep conditioning and newborn care for her clients as well as the Owner and Director of Education for Newborn Care Solutions - the only company to offer the Master NCS™ training program. Tonya attended Central Washington University, has over 35+ years of experience as a Nanny and Newborn Care Specialist and is a proud wife and mother of two children. She is also a certified Eco-Maternity Consultant and Green Birth Educator through her partner company, Baby Go Green.