To intervene or not intervene? Where are we at in 2013?
Monday 30 September 2013
Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

9.00 am Registration

9.25 am Welcome and introduction.
Morning Chair:
Mrs Roxanne Chamberlain, National Childbirth Trust

9.30 am A world of difference? How intervention rates vary between English NHS maternity trusts and why this might be
Dr Miranda Dodwell, User Representative, BirthChoiceUK. Visiting Research Associate, King's College London

10.00 am Outpatient induction of labour
Dr Alison Kirkpatrick, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Frimley Park Hospital

10.30 am Discussion

11.00 am Tea and coffee break.

11.20 am The changing attitudes of women towards birth : The challenge of supporting normality amidst the backdrop of TV births and an increasing demand for interventions
Mrs Gillian Fletcher MBE, NCT Antenatal Teacher and Tutor

11.50 am "Its' joost the wye it's aye bin!": A view of labour and birth from an epidural free unit
Dr Karen King, Consultant Midwife, Cresswell Maternity Wing, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

12.20 pm Discussion

12.50 pm

Afternoon Chair: Mrs Lucia Berry, Specialist Women and Men's Health Physiotherapist, Chelsea & Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust

1.50 pm The vagina monologues: Reflections on practice
Dr Mary Stewart, Research Midwife, Life Study, University College London

2.20 pm Reducing C section and increasing normal birth including an interactive activity
Mrs Trixie McAree, Consultant Midwife for Normal Birth, Supervisor of Midwives, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust and Miss Fiona Laird, Midwife, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

2.50 pm Caesarean section - when is it necessary and when can we avoid it?
Dr Kate Langford, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

3.20 pm Interventions and their effects on the newborn
Speaker to be confirmed

4.00 pm Discussion

4.30 pm Close of meeting

Meeting ref: MBD02

CPD: 5 credits

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