Dr. Ana Lisbona (Psychologist, Spain)

Phd in Psychology and professor of the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology (Faculty of Psychology. Nationa l Distance Education University, UNED) and mother. She is the director of the course “Breastfeeding” (UNED) and she leads the research group “Breastfeeding and Perinatal Psychology”(IMIENS, Research Institute Health Institute Carlos III-UNED).

Carolina Rodríguez (Psychology undergraduate, Spain)

Carolina Rodríguez lived part of her life in Argentina where she developed and worked on social and community projects with people living in poverty and indigenous people. It was in Argentina where her first daughter Gara was born, dying shortly after. Since then, her work has been focused on accompanying families who are going through a process of perinatal grief, this in turn motivated her to pursue a psychology degree

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Pilar Gómez-Ulla (Psychologist, Spain)

Pilar Gómez-Ulla studied psychology and trained as a family therapist (recognized by the Galician Family Therapy and Mediation Association and the Spanish Federation of Family Therapy Associations). I have worked as a therapist for more than a decade in Family Psicotherapy and I am also a synth-thermal method monitor for fertility self-management and I work on sexuality issues with young people and adults. I am a mother and have experienced

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Dr. Patricia Roncallo (Perinatal Psychologist, Spain)

Patricia Roncallo is a health psychologist and perinatal and family psychotherapist. She is a specialist in relational psychotherapy and a PhD student at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of the Basque Country. She is a professor on the University Postgraduate Diploma in Perinatal Psychology at Rovira i Virgili University. Currently her work is divided between psychotherapy in private practice and research. Patricia is also a board member of

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Juan Castro (Event Management, Spain)

Juan Castro is a graduate in nursing from the Autonomous University of Barcelona is and the co-founder of Umamanita, however his professional career is in Event Management, where he has been producing large scale events (conferences, film and music festivals, etc.) for over 15 years. He is also a photographer.

Dr. Katherine Gold (Family Physician, U.S.A.)

Dr. Gold is a board-certified family physician with a dual appointment at the University of Michigan in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She has completed two fellowships in research training: the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) K-12: Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health. She holds a master’s degree in social work and has

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Jillian Cassidy (Umamanita, Organising Comm. Chair, Spain)

After the stillbirth of her first child Uma in 2007 she co-founded Umamanita with her partner Juan Castro. Umamanita was the first Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity in Spain. Through the association she supports parents and works with health professionals to improve care. She is has been a board member of the International Stillbirth alliance since 2013.  Jillian has been giving talks and seminars since 2009 and has been giving

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