Thursday 27th February 2020, Park Regis Birmingham

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Childbearing with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) is challenging, as connective tissue is affected throughout the body. Here, Dr Sally Pezaro outlines these challenges and recounts how tools have been developed in partnership with a team of expert co-creators to support education in this area.

1:4 women have mental health concerns. 10% of all women will report as positive on the Whooley questions. Midwives have a crucial role to play regarding appropriate and sensitive questioning to explore emotional wellbeing and potential contributing factors. This presentation will focus on midwives appropriate response and questions to ask.

Pregnant women in prison – Who is accountable? Midwives changing government policy through qualitative research.

This presentation will outline how the impact of qualitative research into women’s experiences of pregnancy in prison has prompted policy change.

It will detail how midwives must become political when research findings demonstrate risks to mothers’ and babies health.

A cancer diagnosis in pregnancy is deeply traumatic for the family, however it can have a huge impact on their midwifery team too. Getting the balance between caring for her as a mum and her diagnosis becomes a grey area and who can they call on for support?

This talk will explore how, in the midst of supporting families through a cancer diagnosis during pregnancy, the impact on the midwifery team can be acute but unseen as they are left in a quandary of protecting and supporting mums choices, but working within the parameters set by oncology to ensure mum has the best life chances. Where women have options or in some cases no options at all, it is important to highlight that third sector organisations like Mummy’s Star are as much there for the midwife as a support and sounding board as they are for the family going through that diagnosis

This presentation will explore current and past evidence of perinatal mortality in breech birth. It will discuss caesarean for breech in the context of clinical skills in vaginal birth, and it will present how breech birth could be led in hospital settings by midwives with the support of a multidisciplinary framework.

4:15 PM -
4:20 PM