Normal birth. In association with the Royal College of Midwives

Monday 3 June 2013
Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE
A meeting in association with The Royal College of Midwives

To inform regarding the current evidence on skills that support normal healthy birth

To understand the evidence base on the environment and culture of normal birth, interventions to support normal birth and assessment of maternal and fetal health.

8.30 am Registration

9.00 am Welcome and introduction
Morning Chair:
Professor Lesley Page, President, Maternity & the Newborn Forum, Royal Society of Medicine, who introduces Mrs Sheena Byrom OBE, Consultant Midwife, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

9.10 am Normalising birth - culture and environment
Adjunct Professor Nicky Leap, University of Technology Sydney

9.40 am Effective support in labour
Dr Mary Ross Davie, Education Projects Manager, Midwifery and Reproductive Health

10.10 am Tea and coffee break

10.40 am Positions and movement in labour
Mervi Jonkinen, Royal College of Midwives

11.10 am Assessment of the progress of labour and the second stage - spontaneous bearing down
Speaker to be announced.

12.10 pm Protecting the perineum in the second stage
Professor Lisa Kane Lowe, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Nurse Midwifery Programme, University of Michigan

12.40 pm Physiological third stage
Professor Cecily Begley, Chair of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin

1.10 pm Lunch

Afternoon Chair: Rineke Schram, Consultant Obstetrician, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

2.00 pm Assessment of the fetal heart and fetal health
Christine Harding, Consultant Midwife Trainee, NHS South of England

2.30 pm Hypnobirthing - current evidence
Kenneth Finlayson, Research Assistant, Self Hypnosis for Intrapartum Pain trial, University of Central Lancashire.

3.00 pm Non-pharmacological support including water labour and birth
Ethel Burns, Lecturer, Oxford Brookes

3.30 pm Tea and coffee break

4.00 pm Normalising birth with complicated pregnancy and labour
Dr Amali Lokugamage, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, London

4.30 pm Observing and interacting with the newborn using the Brazelton approach
Dr Joanna Hawthorne, Psychologist, Director and Trainer, Brazelton Centre

5.00 pm Discussion and summary Sheena Byrom OBE

5.30 pm Close of meeting

Coordinator for the Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Rachel Catley
Contact: Email. Tel. 020 7290 2987

Meeting ref: MBD04
CPD (Applied for)

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