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These are the subjects of some past meetings, mostly accompanied by full meeting reports:-

Programmes of earlier meetings

The best of both worlds: Complementary therapies for mothers & babies.Programme.
Full report.

From grief to new life: The impact of the loss of a baby or of the birth of a baby with special needs on further pregnancies. Programme

Inequality in maternity care. Where have we got to? Read a full report
A 2003 parliamentary report on inequality of maternity care.

Are you sitting comfortably? Issues around perineal trauma. Programme and full report

Home Birth: A realistic possibility? Joint meeting with the Association of Community Based Maternity Care and the Royal College of Midwives. Programme and full report

Mixed blessings: ethical issues in assisted conception. Joint meeting with the Open Section. Programme and report

Pregnant and with HIV: facts and feelings. Programme and report

24th April 2003 (All day meeting). Caring for the emotions in pregnancy, birth and beyond. Programme.
Full report

A child for a child. Teenage pregnancy - whose problem?. Programme

Ethnic and cultural difference: implications for maternity care.Programme.

Domestic Violence in Pregnancy - opening Pandora's Box. Programme.
Full report

Breastfeeding: State of the Art. Programme and full report.

22nd April 2004 (All day meeting). Normal birth - making it possible in the 21st century Programme and full report.

17th June 2004. Ill mothers and critical care: the challenge in the 21st Century. Programme and full report

23rd September 2004. Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction. Programme and report.

11th November 2004. Changing Childbirth again? The implications for maternity care of the National Service Framework.
Programme and full report.

22nd February 2005 (All day). Extended Newborn Screening - anticipating the future. Joint meeting with the Section of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Programme and report

Bicentenary Meeting of the Forum on Maternity and the Newborn of the Royal Society of Medicine, Thursday 28 April 2005. Preterm birth: a medical miracle with an emotional cost?

Full report in two sections. Section 1.

16th June 2005. Information for women with emergencies in labour.

24th November 2005. Litigation, risk management and patient safety - A new approach to old problems.


23rd February 2006. Assessment of the newborn: whose job - midwife or neonatologist?

13th April 2006. Medicines in maternal and neonatal care: current practice and future developments.
Programme and full report

June 22 2006 Female genital mutilation - an outmoded practice?
Programme and report

18th September 2006 (All day).
Assessment of the preterm neonate and the prediction of late outcome.
Evening workshop: The neurobehavioural assessment of the preterm infant (NAPI).
Programme and report

21st September 2006.
Ethics at the beginning of life
Programme and full report

16 March 2007
Controversies in childbirth
A joint evening meeting with the Section of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Programme and full report

20 March 2007
The art and science of twins.
A joint all day meeting with the Section of Paediatrics & Child Health
Programme and meeting report

23 April 2007
The child protection minefield
Programme and full report

Thursday 21 June 2007
Asylum seekers and the maternity services
Programme and full report

28th September 2007
Birth at home
Programme and full report

22 November 2007
Weight matters - addressing obesity in pregnancy and beyond.
Programme and full report

21 February 2008
Birth after 35 - the older mother -
Programme and full report

16 April 2008
New reviews on the safety and quality of maternity care: Lessons, challenges and opportunities

19 June 2008 All day meeting.
Joint meeting with the Intellectual Disability Forum.
Every family matters: disability, pregnancy and parenthood
Full report in three sections

23 September 2008
Academic Health Sciences Centres: What are they and what will be their impact on Women's Health?

Thursday 13 November 2008 (All day)
Stress and pregnancy - the hidden childbirth morbidity
A joint meeting with the British Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology

Thursday 22 January 2009
Born unequal
A joint meeting with the Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Monday 27 April 2009
Pelvic floor trauma: the silent morbidity of childbirth

Monday 22 June 2009
Parenting and communication

Friday 25th November 2011 (Whole day meeting)
Birthplace: New evidence, key findings and implications for maternity care

Reproductive rights, pregnancy and childbirth.
Thursday 22 March 2012

Hypnosis during pregnancy and birth: The science and clinical applications explained.
Thursday 14 June 2012
A joint meeting with the Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section

Born too soon: Causes, consequences and how to prevent preterm birth
A day meeting, Wednesday 21 November 2012

Normal birth. In association with the Royal College of Midwives. AN IMPORTANT UPDATE
Monday 3 June 2013

To intervene or not intervene? Where are we in 2013?
Monday 30th September 2013

The woes of pregnancy: Best practice and management of significant pregnancy ailments
Wednesday 20th November 2013

Listening to parents: The impact of stillbirth and neonatal death.
Iin association with the charity Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death).

Wednesday 9th April 2014

Newborn behavioural observations (NBO) training. In association with The Brazelton Centre.
Thursday 8th and Friday 9th May 2014
Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine

First baby - newly born family.
In association with the National Childbirth Trust.
3rd June 2014

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