All VIDM 2020 Conference sessions and links to the recordings are listed below.
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Speaker: Catherine Bell
Facilitator: Deborah Davis
Birth Cartography, is a concept for birth preparation. Based on the intention of a birth plan, birth cartography provides a structure for communication between care providers and consumers.
This presentation describes the concept of birth cartography and practical communication processes midwives can incorporate into practice. Presented from a consumer perspective, building empathy and understanding for how women experience birth preparation (particularly the first time).
Facilitator(s): Jane Houston
Description: In order to maximize engagement in “The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife”, Yale School of Nursing designed a new collaborative online course: Global Quality Maternal and Newborn Care. The aim is to disseminate the midwifery model of care and the evidence supporting its implementation in order to reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. The curriculum is built around the Quality Maternal and Newborn Care Framework developed initially in the 2014 Lancet Series on Midwifery. Designed for policy makers, administrators, clinicians, consumers, and activists around the world, the course includes practical advocacy and action plans to achieve health care quality and outcomes globally in the care of mothers and babies. It includes advice and perspectives from experts in the field, along with current research and high-quality care maternal and newborn care. It is accessible through the Coursera learning platform and offers learners both certificate and non-certificate options.
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Speaker: Hazel Keedle
Facilitator: Red Miller
In this presentation midwife and academic Hazel Keedle offers 10 steps for student midwives to keep their passion for midwifery alive during their training and into their midwifery career. The steps cover both practical and important areas that will keep students, and midwives, connected and inspired during their important yet challenging career as a midwife.
Speaker(s): Manju Chhugani
Facilitator(s): Karen Wilmot
Respectful maternity care (RMC) is a universal human right that is due to every childbearing woman in every health system around the world. Women’s experiences with maternity caregivers can empower and comfort them, or inflict lasting damage and emotional trauma. Method: A descriptive cross sectional survey was conducted in three selected health facilities of New Delhi. Data was collected from sixty three health professionals working in labor rooms to assess the practices adopted by them regarding RMC using self developed observational checklist which was based on the EMC charter. Result: Ranking of RMC performance standards domains were done based on mean score. Standard VI- Left without care was ranked I, Standard II – right to information and preferred choice was not considered was ranked II, Standard VII-Detained or confined against was ranked III, Standard III- Confidentiality and Privacy was ranked IV, Standard I- Physical harm was ranked V, Standard IV – Dignity and Respect was ranked VI and Standard V- Provision of Equitable Care was ranked VII. Conclusion: Facilities based respectful maternity care for all women in labor should be encouraged irrespective of their socioeconomic status. Failure to adopt patient centered approach and lack of health system resources have been identified as major contributing factor for disrespect during labor.
Speaker(s): Diane Bains
Facilitator(s): Halima Musa Abdul
Description: Topics covered will include:
Presentation for Autism in girls (Aspergers and Pathological Demand Avoidance).
Exploring the Autism journey from birth, childhood, school and adulthood.
The journey of diagnosis in current UK healthcare settings.
Lack of Autism Assessment access and provision in NHS under current funding constraints.
Misdiagnosis and manifestation of subsequent Mental Health Issues in girls and women.
The impact this lack of support can have on relationship and family planning choices.
Discussion of the use of ‘masking techniques’ by girls and women as a coping strategy.
How to recognise this as a healthcare professional.
Techniques used to help support women and advocate for their needs throughout the journey of childbirth.
Taking responsibility to raise awareness of Autism in the workplace and community.
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Speaker(s): Nicola Savory
Facilitator(s): Ally Anderson
Description: Existing research on poor perinatal mental health largely focuses on recognition and treatment of postnatal depression. Consequently, there is a need to explore antenatal mental health. Interviews with women in late pregnancy aimed to understand experiences of women with mental health problems and focus groups with midwives conducted to explore midwives understanding of their role in providing support.
Thematic analysis of interviews with women (n=20) identified themes: mental health over time, their expectations and control; and knowledge of mental health. Themes identified from the focus groups with midwives (n=15) were: conversations with women around mental health, its complexity and the gap in support. Continuity and more time at appointments were suggested by midwives and women to improve discussions regarding mental health. Midwives were keen to support women but lacked knowledge and confidence. Consistent reference was made to the need for training regarding the practical aspects of supporting women’s mental health.
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Facilitator(s): Carol Maringa
Description: Background: There is minimal research involving undergraduate midwifery students interacting with neonatal simulators as creative pedagogy.
Objectives: Midwifery students to interact with Foetal Alcohol and Drug Affected neonate simulators as a means of co-constructing knowledge around the effects of substance misuse during pregnancy and postnatally.
Study setting and participants: Level 4 student midwives from a UK University in the South West of England.
Methods: A taught session on protecting the unborn environment; interaction with the neonatal simulators; planned activities
Results: Three broad themes: Kinaesthetic Learning, In Their Shoes and Midwifery Role in Educating Others.
Conclusions: Students as researchers emphasised the importance of interacting with the simulators as creative pedagogy as a method for enhancing their knowledge and as a means of building new knowledge. This research has helped bridge the disconnect between teaching, research and practice as students were able to reflect on their future roles as midwives.
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Speaker(s): Auwala Muhammed
Facilitator(s): Elisa Segoni
In Nigeria, there is a need for a positive attitude towards choice of birthplace. This study evaluates the effect of a planned home birth (PHB) education on midwives’ attitude towards PHB. We recruited and randomly allocated 226 midwives into intervention and control. The intervention group received training, while the control group maintained a usual care. Data were collected three times using a questionnaire and analysed using linear mixed models. The findings revealed a significant change in the attitude within the intervention group (F = 75.77, p;0.001), but not in the control group (F = 0.83, p =0.438). Midwives in the intervention were more favourable towards PHB compared to the control group at the immediate post-intervention (p;0.001, d = 0.9), and three-month follow-up (p;0.001, d =0.8). PHB education promotes a positive attitude towards PHB among midwives. The finding may be an initiative towards safe motherhood and midwifery model.
Facilitator: Tanya Belcheff
Midwives can make a difference in the health policy arena for women’s health by advocating for social justice and the common good. Political participation is addressed but not a focus in basic midwifery education as students and faculty are prioritizing the acquisition and application of foundational midwifery knowledge and skills to become safe beginning clinicians. However, once new graduates step out into practice, they begin to realize the importance of legislation and regulation on the ability to practice to the full extent of their training and expertise. Student midwives need to have foundational skills in political advocacy in addition to beginning skills in midwifery care in order to make significant positive change.
The governing body of the World Health Organization let the political will of 194 nations be known in declaring 2020 the Year of the Midwife. It is a wonderful opportunity for those involved in care of childbearing women to organize small groups of practicing professionals and students to speak to legislators and regulators on ways to address the critical issues of our time. This presentation will discuss ways to use this momentum to press for laws and policies that are equitable to all people, provide respectful maternity care as a human right, and assure all women everywhere access to a midwife.
Speaker: Merilin Villagomez Chico
Fondo: La unidad de Partería Alameda es un espacio para la atención de la mujer de bajo riesgo de manera segura respetuosa e intercultural.
Objetivo: Mostrar las barreras que no permiten la atención centrada de las usuarias que acuden a la unidad de partería Alameda.
Metodología: Estudio retrospectivo, descriptivo y observacional de mujeres en el servicio de pre consulta Población: 350 usuarias de julio a diciembre de 2019, muestra de 132 mujeres entrevistadas durante la consulta.
Resultados: Más del 80% de las mujeres están acostumbradas a una atención medicalizadas y rutinaria, 30% consideran un problema el acompañamiento durante la consulta y prefieren acudir solas, las mujeres solteras embarazadas presentan menor apertura al modelo de atención.
Conclusiones: La cultura de la atención centrada aun es un reto, es necesario continuar la difusión, atención y cuidado a las mujeres para generar una cultura del autocuidado en la mujer y su familia.
English. Background: The Alameda Midwifery unit is a place to care for low-risk women in a safe, respectful and intercultural way.
Objective: To show the barriers that do not allow women-centered care for users who go to the Alameda midwifery unit.
Methodology: Retrospective, descriptive and observational study of women in the pre-consultation service
Population: 350 users from July to December 2019, sample of 132 women interviewed during the consultation.
Results: More than 80% of women are accustomed to a medicalized and routine care, 30% consider having a support person as negativa and prefer to assist alone, pregnant single women have less openness to the model of care .
Conclusions: The women centered care perspective is still a challenge, it is necessary to continue the dissemination of this model of care, and to raise awareness of self-care in women and their families.