Physiological Birth: Promoting Normality 2015

London, U.K
Friday, September 11, 2015
Physiological Birth: Promoting Normality
11th September 2015
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London

"Making the transition from an industrialised model
 of maternity care to a social model of birth"

  Conference Chairs: Professor Lesley Page
  Rebecca Schiller
 Keynote Address: Carolyn Hastie, Tweed Heads, Australia
Deb Pittam, Auckland, New Zealand

 

 






Conference Programme


08:00 - 09:00        Conference Registration

09:00 - 09:15         Professor Lesley Page
                                 Morning Chairs Address: -
"Exploring the reality of the social model
                                 of care within the UK maternity services"


09:15 - 10:00          Deb Pittam
                                
"NZ Midwifery - an integrated model. Promoting and protecting
                                 physiological birth"


10:00 - 10:25          Dr Tracey Cooper
                                
"Women and midwives perceptions of a midwife's role: a feminist
                                 technoscience perspective

10:25 - 10:50           Dr Mira Lal
                                 
"The art and science of clinical psychosomatic obstetrics: refining
                                  bio psychosocial birth outcomes"


10:50 - 11:00            Questions to the panel

11:00 - 11:30             Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:15           Carolyn Hastie
                              
" Bullying in obstetrics and midwifery - the effect on physiological
                                birth"


12:15 - 12:35            Sheena Bryom
                                
"Turing a silence into a roar: courage and compassion"

12:35 - 12:55            Ellie Durant
                                 
"Building confidence and assertiveness skills for student midwives
                                   and newly qualified midwives to keep birth normal"        

12:55- 13:10             Questions to the panel

13:10 - 14:10             Lunch

14:10 - 14:25               Rebecca Schiller
                                   Afternoon Chairs Address:
Is it time to stop promoting normality?

14:25 - 14:50             Professor Philip Steer
                                  
"The evolution of human childbirth"

14:50 - 15:15             Shawn Walker
                                  
"Competence and expertise in upright breech birth"

15:15 - 15: 35            Kate Brian
                                 
"Infertility and the Precious Baby"

15:35 - 15:45              Questions to the panel

15:45 - 16:00             Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:25                Mark Harris
                                    
"The masculine and feminine dance of birth"

16:25 - 16:50                Eleanor Copp
                                     
"The amazing amygdala – the keys to understanding the stress in   
                                      labour and enabling a socially engaged birthing mother"


16:50 - 17:15                Virginia Howes
                                      
"The best thing you can do for your baby"

17:15 - 17:25                Questions for the panel

17:25 - 17:30               Closing Comments

17:30 - 17:45               Evaluations, raffle, poster board competition and close

17:45 - 19:45               Post conference drinks

 

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