Interpreting for Postpartum Care (Online live via Zoom) Two sessions, 8 CEUs by DSHS (#691), AOC, CCHI, ATA. 0.8 by IMIA/NBCMI. $125/Members

  • 09/16/2023
  • 09/23/2023
  • 2 sessions
  • 09/16/2023, 08:00 12:30 (PDT)
  • 09/23/2023, 08:00 12:30 (PDT)
  • Zoom/Online
  • 6


NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

Interpreting for Postpartum Care 

Presented by Marisa RuedaWill, CHI

Registration will be available in July 2023

Course Description
Obstetric care does not end after a baby is delivered. Interpreters are often called to interpret for new mothers in the postpartum unit to discuss lactation, feeding, newborn screening, newborn cares, and postpartum care. This education is comprehensive and may take hours. Like any specialty area, postpartum teaching has its own terminology. Additionally, you will hear about how this care is different for women who have experienced a pregnancy loss.  

During this session, you will discover the current methods and terminology utilized when interpreting for patients who have recently given birth. You will also hear about how these methods have changed over the last ten years and what this means for the goals of the encounter.  

In true Tica Interpreter Education fashion, you will also hear stories about women who willingly share their postpartum journeys. These stories will help you understand how each new mother faces their own joys and struggles. Postpartum care varies depending on the patient and their needs. These stories will give you concrete examples to make the information shared poignant and memorable. After attending this session, you will be prepared to work with a variety of postpartum patients.  

Learning Objectives 

  • Identify common postpartum cares and become familiar with terminology when interpreting for these encounters.  
    • Learn about postpartum care to nontraditional pregnancy journeys, including pregnancy loss and/or labor and delivery complications.  

    • Recognize how education regarding newborn screening and lactation have changed over the last decade.  

    • Reflect on and/or discuss your experience interpreting for postpartum encounters with other medical interpreters.  

    • Acknowledge how your role as a professional interpreter increases positive patient outcomes by providing clear communication between the patient and provider. 


      Each learner will receive the following: 

      • Interpreting practice script 
        • Link to interpreting practice voiceover PP video 

        • Copy of the PowerPoint presentation 

        When? Two SessionsSaturday, September 16th and 23rd, 2023, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST. Check-in at 7:50 a.m. PLEASE CHECK IN AT 7:50 a.m. to sign in. Class from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST.

        This workshop may be recorded.

        Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet

        Cost? $125 NOTIS members, $175 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS) 

        Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Please read these important Requirements (click below) before proceeding with your registration.


         Register by September 11th, 2023. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. 

        CE credits? 

           Credits Requested  Approval Status 
        Washington State DSHS  8 general


        (Approval number: 691)

        Washington State AOC  8 performance  Approved
        ATA  8  Approved (category A)
        CCHI  8 (CEAP ID #10055)  Approved
         IMIA/NBCMI  0.8 (ID:22-1301#)  Approved

        Note: NOTIS will not be responsible for refunds in the event of unapproved continuing credits by the entities listed above.

        Who is teaching? Marisa Rueda Will graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Luther College in 2006. She has been a medical interpreter at a major U.S. medical center for over 15 years. She became a Certified Healthcare Interpreter-Spanish in 2012 and a Licensed Interpreter Trainer through Cross Cultural Communications in 2017. In 2020, she became a Simulation Center Instructor. She is also a member of the NCIHC Webinars Work Group. In 2022, she was invited to present at the CHIA and ATA Conferences. Marisa specializes in education through storytelling. She has a special interest in providing education about interpreting for OB, mental health, and end of life encounters.  

        Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

        Refunds? No refunds can be given after September 11th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before the date. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Credit for a missed workshop cannot be transferred to another workshop. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as an unstable internet connection, issues with third-party applications, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

        Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

        Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

        Questions? Email to office manager

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