Monday LIVE! Speaker Series

Recording: Join the Conversation

from Monday April 6th @ 12pm EDT

During our global crisis, recommendations for the care of mothers and newborns are changing almost as fast as the virus is spreading.  During our conversation on Monday, we will explore how knowledge of prenatal and perinatal principles impacts our approach to challenges related to COVID-19 and what hope we can offer to families to help prevent, minimize, and heal trauma to babies, mothers and families who find themselves affected by this pandemic.

Guest Speaker:

Raylene Phillips, MD, APPPAH's President Elect

Raylene M. Phillips, MD, MA, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC
Associate Professor of Pediatrics/Neonatology
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
Loma Linda, CA

Pediatric Department Chair
Medical Director of Neonatal Services
Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta
Murrieta, CA

After raising three children as a stay-at-home mother, Dr. Phillips received a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology, became NIDCAP certified as an Infant Developmental Specialist, and then attended medical school at University of California, Davis.  She completed her pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in S. California and is currently an attending neonatologist in the Level 4 NICU at the same hospital as well as Pediatric Department Chair and Medical Director of Neonatal Services at Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta.

Dr. Phillips is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and a past president of the National Perinatal Association.  She is currently President Elect of the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health.  Her primary areas of interest are mother-infant attachment, breastfeeding support, and Neuroprotective Family-Centered Developmental Care of premature infants in the NICU.