A short introduction about the Maternity Bereavement Care Network by Cheryl Titherly from Sands. The Bereavement Care Network enables professionals to share best practice, exchange ideas, share experiences, ask questions and seek informal peer support. Registration is required to take part in the discussions or access the resources.
Cheryl Titherly, Sands, explains why gathering feedback from parents is important in maternity bereavement care. This has been recorded as part of the Maternity Bereavement Experience Measure (MBEM) Project team who have produced a questionnaire for gathering feedback with supporting resources.
This Better Births Webinar is by Hannah Rayment-Jones is the research midwife on the recently published evaluation of childbirth outcomes of a caseload model of midwifery.
This webinar took place in June 2015 and was about the RCM’s global work, the outcomes from the global twinning project which contributed to strengthening of midwifery associations in Cambodia, Nepal, and Uganda.
Cate and Ruth outline the different ways in which they promote engagement through social media, the setting up process as well as the pros and cons. They also discuss how it can work in your unit or team as well addressing some of the practical issues including governance and systems.
This Better Births webinar covers the setting up and running of a specialist bereavement service with tips and tricks for implementation.It is presented by Sam Collinge who is managing a specialist service in Coventry.
This Better Births Webinar is with Jude Jones and Nicolette Peel who have a vision about the impact that student midwifery societies can have for student midwives, and ultimately women and their families. This webinar covers the role, development of of activities and events, the opportunities that running a society has given for those involved.
In this Better Births Webinar, Gill outlines the development process for the app to assist women and families with decision-making on place of birth as well as the barriers and facilitators for using digital approaches for engagement in maternity care.
This Better Births Webinar is an opportunity to find out more about how data can be used to support service delivery and development. It is presented by Maggie Davies (Consultant Midwife) and Christine Buckland (Clinical Governance Officer) at Neath & Port Talbot Birth Centre in Wales. Maggie and Christine bring a wealth of knowledge on the practicalities as well as the strategic relevance for the data both for local and national use.
Kirstie Coxon talks about her work on place of birth and making informed decisions. In addition to developing a free-to-use resource, she has also carried out research on what influences the decision on where to give birth.
This RCM Better Births webinar discusses the scale, costs and risks of maternal obesity and describes opportunities for midwives to support women to manage their weight without harming their relationship.
Whether it is about developing research skills and expertise or for career progression, this webinar gives you more information on the opportunities for research funding in the NHS as well as some important tips and tricks for applications. Although the process for applying for research or fellowship grants can be daunting, there are many support services in place from research design to developing a clear course of action and the webinar will provide an overview of the available resources.
Find out more about how you can help women to exercise their rights at work, assist them in getting time off to attend antenatal appointments or to get adjustments to their job to protect their health during pregnancy.
This webinar is presented by Rebecca Schiller from Birthrights, the UK’s only organisation dedicated to improving women’s experiences of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting respect for human rights. She presents an overview of their work and how important it is to promote respect and dignity for women in childbirth using the human rights principles.
Join in with future Better Births webinars. It’s free, you need to register and you only need a computer, tablet, or smart phone to watch and hear the presentation. You also get a chance to ask questions through a chat system.If you cannot make it, you can also watch the latest video within 2 weeks of the live webinar session.
This webinar is presented by Serena McLean on the launching of a new home birth service in her trust. She explains the gap in the service that was identified, how the research underpinned the service development and describes how the Peterborough home birth team came into being. Inevitably there were some challenges along the way and Serena shares how she and her team maintained their focus.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition and affects about 1 in every 100 people so is surprisingly common yet is also poorly understood, partly because there are around 40 different types. People with epilepsy are often discriminated against due to lack of information and women in particular can be especially vulnerable when trying to conceive and then on-going through their pregnancy.
This webinar presents observations about the prison environment and systems, and findings from interviews with women who are currently in prison and those who have experienced birthing their babies whilst in detention. This research is being carried out at the University of Hertfordshire covering prisons in England and is an opportunity to explore the role of the midwife caring for childbearing women in prison which can be multifaceted and emotionally demanding.
Helen Leonard and Amanda Puchulski from Bedford Hospital share their experience in realising the need for establishing a pathway for Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) in water.
Nationwide, the number of women with significant fear of birth is rising. Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust identified that there are a growing number of women reporting significant fear of birth. However, many of these women were not disclosing this fear and were not being referred for additional support until it was too late in pregnancy to provide effective support for them.
RCM products ready for downloading and/or printing for non-commercial use.
Key reports, case studies, and examples from maternity services and projects.
Knowledge sharing through webinar recordings and videos.
Key sources of information and data on maternity care in the UK.