Molly Dutton Kenny
Molly Dutton-Kenny is a midwife, full spectrum doula, and abortion provider and educator, and will be focusing her Yonifest teaching on pregnancy loss, abortion, and pelvic exams. She has been working with a full spectrum of reproductive experiences, including pregnancy, birth, and postpartum midwifery, while specializing in loss and abortion care. She has experienced abortion and loss personally and professionally and feels passionately about improving access and quality care to all clients for any pregnancy outcome. Using the midwifery model of care, she wants to challenge local, regional, and national conversations on what high-quality loss and abortion care looks like. She is currently on a working group to bring abortion practice into scope of practice for Registered Midwives in Ontario. She has supported abortions and losses at all gestational ages, and believes in training compassionate, fearless, well-resourced support people. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.
Conference : Community-Provided Abortion Care
A workshop exploring the modern practices of out-of clinic abortions, why people seek this care, what people are using, how they're using it, the safety and legality of these practices, and how to connect with resources and providers in your communities. We will also discuss building professional skills in this area.
Come see your cervix! Explore the basics of how to give an excellent pelvic exam to yourself or to someone else. Explore how to speak and care for bodies from a sensitive, trauma-informed space and help yourself and others feel comfortable receiving pelvic exams in an empowered environment. Live demonstration by instructor, and speculums and coaching available for anyone to perform a self-exam. Self-Exam optional. Troubleshooting and tips all available. Take your speculum home!
Caring for women through pregnancy loss
Explore the basics of an array of losses, including abortion, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirth, infertility, and more. From this understanding, discuss what optimal, holistic care for loss looks like, including spiritual, emotional, psychological, physical, and nutritional components. Sharing of personal experiences welcome, but not required.