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.
In this interactive webinar Gill Phillips and Florence Wilcock share their motivation for the creation of #MatExp, the development of “Whose Shoes?”® and how it came to be used in the national Maternity Review as well as bring us up to date with what #MatExp has been up to.
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.
Louise Wenzel Petersen and Louise Paddison present their work on the introduction of sterile water injections for women who experience persistent lower back pain in labour at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
Cheryl Titherly, Sands, highlights the importance of healthcare management giving sufficient time and support for the implementation of the Maternity Bereavement Experience Measure and including the wider team.
Lauren Petrie is a member of the Maternity Bereavement Experience Measure (MBEM) project team and she shares her experience of losing her daughter, and the importance of gathering parent feedback to improve the services.
"I just wanted to make it better for people somehow in anyway that I could"
Professor Vanora Hundley and Dr Susan Way present their work on the match-funded opportunities for doctoral studentships in midwifery. Taking a different approach from the usual PhD studentships, this doctorate is structured to enable students to spend two days a week in clinical practice and three days conducting research.
As many as one in five women experience mental ill health during pregnancy or in the year after birth, covering a wide range of conditions including depression, anxiety or in some cases post-partum psychosis.
Helen Cheyne and John Bowers, University of Stirling, present their work on a tool to support redesign of postnatal services. PRAM (Postnatal Resource Allocation Model) aims to support clinicians and service managers to make transparent, evidence-informed decisions about allocation of resources in postnatal care.
Midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists and theatre staff at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust worked collaboratively with members of the Maternity Services Liaison Committee (‘Birth Voices’) to produce this film showing a “baby friendly Caesarean Birth”.