Defining Normal Birth in the 21st Century

13th February

08.30 – 09.20 Registration and refreshments 

CHAIR: Dr Yana Richens OBE

Consultant Midwife, University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Joint Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Midwifery

09:20 – 09:30 Welcome & introduction by Chair 

09.30 – 10.00 The changing landscape of normal birth

Dr Lesley Briscoe

Edge Hill University

10.00 – 10.30 Changes in midwifery policy over a century – the impact on normal birth

Speaker TBC

10.30 – 11.00 Normal birth through the lens of a user

Lisa Ramsey

Service User Voice Policy Manager for Maternity, NHS England

11.00 – 11.30 Refreshments and exhibition viewing

CHAIR: Corina Casey-Hardman

Head of Midwifery

Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Cheshire

11.30 – 12.00
 Should all women be entitled to a Caesarean section on request?

Patrick O'Brien

Consultant in Obstetrics & Maternal Medicine, University College London Hospital

12.00 – 12.30 Normal birth through the lens of a midwife

Dr Tracey Cooper MBE

Head of Midwifery & Lead Nurse for Women's and Children's CBU
Warrington and Halton Hospitals Foundation Trust

12.30 – 13.00 Continuity and Social Media

Dr Rose McCarthy

Assistant Director of Health, School of Health & Society, University of Salford

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and exhibition viewing

CHAIR: Professor Edith Hillan

University of Toronto

14.00 – 14.30 Is vaginal birth after caesarean section ever normal?

Professor Marlene Sinclair

Head of the Centre for Maternal Fetal and Infant Research, Ulster University

14.30 – 15.00 The influence of women’s decision-making on birth

Professor Kenda Crozier

Professor of Midwifery, University of East Anglia

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break/ Exhibition viewing

15.15 – 15.45 The new Intrapartum Care guidelines: what impact

Professor Dame Tina Lavender

Professor of Midwifery, University of Manchester 

Joint editor-in-chief, British Journal of Midwifery

15.45 – 16.15 The evolving role of telemetry and its impact on clinical practice

Kylie Watson

Senior Midwife, University of Manchester

16.15 – 16.20 Closing remarks by chair

16.20 Close