FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tracy Wilson Peters
CHILDBIRTH AND POSTPARTUM PROFESSINAL ASSOCIATION (CAPPA) ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW BRANCH IN
July 23, 2010
The first step in establishing CAPPA Ecuador was to implement the translation of the Labor Doula and Lactation Educator curricula and certification packets into Spanish; a first time occurrence in the history of CAPPA. CAPPA Ecuador Executive Directors Jennifer Bertha and Priscilla Loor will conduct Labor Doula and Lactation Educator trainings on a regional level in
Jennifer Bertha, BA, CLE, CCCE, CLD, started her career in Corporate America as a systems analyst. After ten years she met her Ecuadorian husband and moved to
Jennifer and Priscilla were teaching childbirth education at the local hospital, and providing lactation consulting as needed. As the need became greater, the hospital Clinica Kennedy in
Priscilla Loor, IBCLC, CHBE, ICCE, CNFPE, is a certified nurse who practiced at the local maternity hospital where 100 babies are born every day. Bothered by the treatment the women faced she decided to become a childbirth educator and doula to improve the experiences of women during labor and birth. Now with more then ten years experience Priscilla teaches childbirth education with one of the most important hospitals in the city of
Priscilla and Jennifer Bertha formed CENIDEL, the Breastfeeding and Pregnancy center of the Clinica Kennedy in
CAPPA Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tracy Wilson Peters said, “CAPPA Ecuador will provide excellent training and certification options to those who would like to become childbirth professionals within
Ms. Peters said, “I am extremely excited about the launch of CAPPA Ecuador. Both Jennifer and Priscilla are committed to the CAPPA Vision and Mission. They understand the needs within
Each branch of CAPPA will recognize the common experiences of the country, and education will therefore be tailored to regional needs. Ms. Peters, along with CAPPA Chief Financial Officer Donna Johnson, founded CAPPA in 1998. CAPPA Canada was launched in 2003, and CAPPA India and CAPPA Israel were simultaneously launched in 2009; and now 2010 has seen the launch of CAPPA Ecuador. Each branch offers a unique program, which includes manuals, certification packets, workshops, required reading, training content, and pricing for membership and materials.
This new branch will increase confidence in the birth and postpartum information and resources shared with expectant and postpartum families. Promoting a culturally safe environment, recognition of changing demographics, and implementation of support strategies for growing diverse and vulnerable populations will also bring positive changes. It is with the growth of our International Branches that we in CAPPA can work in unison towards our Global Vision.