All VIDM 2020 Conference sessions are listed using UTC, starting at 22:00 on 04 May. The WHO COVID-19 Preconference sessions start at 19:00 UTC on 04 May. Each listing contains a link for you to check the time in your location.
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Speaker: Ruth King
Facilitator: Cecilia Jevitt
Description: Sharing a story of development and achievement through successful Twinning, as midwives in PNG and Australia with guidance and support from Rotary embark upon a journey to grow and sustain the leadership potential of midwives in PNG. 12 of the anticipated 18 midwives from Australia have already connected with their PNG Buddies leading to increased confidence for leadership, action and advocacy as well as implementation and planning for a number of innovative tangible projects. Because we know that midwifery leadership is vital in addressing the SDG targets for maternal health, sharing the learning from this initiative could assist other low-middle-income countries where it may be applicable.
Speaker: Denise Sacsa
Desde El Cairo, el rumbo de la salud sexual y reproductiva se ha ampliado, además de contemplar las tres dimensiones de la salud, abarca todo el ciclo de vida, incluye el derecho de todas/os a adoptar decisiones en relación a su sexualidad y fecundidad sin sufrir discriminación, coacciones, ni violencia. Los Estados tienen la obligación de asegurar las mejores condiciones de atención sanitaria, independientemente de la orientación sexual e identidad de género, de las/los usuarias/os. La pregunta es, los proveedores de salud, ¿hemos desarrollado competencias para cumplir con las exigencias que demandan las/os usuarias/os en la actualidad?, ¿los servicios que se ofertan, son con enfoque de género y respetando la diversidad, identidad y orientación sexual de las/los usurias/os? ¿Qué está sucediendo en el Perú, al respecto?
English: Since Cairo, the path of sexual and reproductive health has expanded, in addition to contemplating the three dimensions of health, covering the entire life cycle, including the right of all to make decisions regarding their sexuality and fertility without suffering discrimination, coercion, or violence. States have the obligation to ensure the best health care conditions, regardless of the sexual orientation and gender identity, of the users. The question is, Do health care providers have developed competencies to meet the demands? Are the services offered, gender focused and respectful of sexual diversity, identity and orientation? What is happening in Peru, in this regard?
Speaker(s): Vicki Penwell
Facilitator(s): Red Miller
Description: It is important to train midwives in an environment of trust and security, which includes honest discussions after each birth about What went right and why and What went wrong, and how can we do better next time? Theory and practice must be linked successfully during the clinical portion of midwifery training if we hope to graduate midwives who are empowered with the ability to be life-long learners and critical thinkers. In our experience of more than 15,500 births over 40 years, all involving student midwives, Mercy In Action believes this goal is best accomplished by the practice of using “After Action Reviews”. After Action Reviews help us determine our strengths and weaknesses as a maternity care provider team, and always link performance to subsequent training. The goal in all of it is seeking to improve care for the midwifery client and improve learning for the student midwife.
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Speaker(s): Abigail Beach
Facilitator(s): Catherine Schimechero
Description: I will be talking about my own 5 home-birth experiences which include 4 after caesarian and how midwife interaction differed at each birth and the corollary effect to each of my labours births and after care of me and my baby and family . I will share personal stories.
Facilitator(s): Carol Maringa
Description: Images of labouring women and childbirth have long been censored on social media, having previously been grouped in a category that Instagram and owners, Facebook, deemed ‘too offensive for the public eye’. However, after an online petition in 2018, Instagram proceeded to change its censorship rules, allowing previously banned images to be freely shared across the screens of our digital devices.
Drawing on the opinions of birth professionals, this cafe style discussion will explore a set of pre-selected images that will undoubtedly inspire, challenge and change the way birth is viewed in all its forms. Following a short presentation, participants will be encouraged to collectively reflect on how, as midwives and consumers entering the next decade, such images will influence and change our understanding of birthing choices.
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Speaker: Raquel Justiniano
Facilitator: Marcela Mendoza
Si bien sabemos que es importante comprender como las intervenciones obstétricas pueden reducir los efectos patológicos del parto, aprenderíamos mucho más al comprender la fisiología del trabajo de parto y parto y como podemos favorecer su desenvolvimiento. En nuestro contexto global y también latinoamericano, se estudian e investigan nuevos enfoques sobre las patologías del embarazo y el parto, llevando a nuevos diagnósticos e intervenciones obstétricas para salvar la vida del binomio en riesgo. Sin embargo, dejamos poco espacio para investigaciones que se enfoquen en el estudio propio de la fisiología del embarazo y nacimiento. A pesar de que el trabajo de parto y parto son los aspectos más regulados y controlados en la vida de las mujeres, muchos juicios y decisiones importantes se toman en un contexto de incertidumbre, con información imperfecta, y resultados preocupantes. En esta sesión analizaremos recientes investigaciones sobre la fisiología del parto y como estas están desafiando muchas creencias firmemente arraigadas en la práctica cotidiana de muchos profesionales que asisten embarazos y nacimientos.
English: Scientific evidence on normal birth
The language barrier is a key factor why midwives and student midwives in Latin American countries can not access (or it may take years before there is a translated source) to latest research on midwifery/ mother-infant health. My intention is to share and provide research evidence on normal birth. Share published articles translated into Spanish. And reference the book “Squaring the circle” for various topics about normal birth, women´s experience during childbirth, and the long term impact on the mother and infant health.
I want to encourage and challenge student midwives to look into new research, learn and share evidence based practices to promote change in our birth culture and educational institutions.
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Speaker: Rebecca Dekker
Facilitator: Karen Wilmot
During these uncertain times, it can be helpful to focus on facts and evidence-based information! In this session, Dr. Rebecca Dekker will talk about the latest research evidence on COVID-19 and pregnancy, as well as the implications of this research for families who are due to give birth during the pandemic. By the end of this session, you will be able to discuss the available research on COVID-19 in pregnancy, guidelines from professional groups from around the world, and the human rights of laboring families during a pandemic.
Founder, Evidence Based Birth®
Speaker: Paula Miller
Facilitator: Cynthia Pitter
Childbirth is a celebrated and positive stage in a women’s life cycle. For some women, the experience of childbirth is not quite so positive and can adversely affect psychological health and wellbeing. This presentation will focus on what constitutes as a traumatic birth, the psychological effects of a traumatic birthing experience on mother and infant and ways of reducing these effects. Current evidence base on interventions to alleviate psychological stress and co morbid symptoms following traumatic birth will be presented, along with barriers to intervention implementation such as midwifery job task demands and access to specialised training/supervision in perinatal mental health.
Presenter: Paula Taylor Miller, MSc. Occ Psy. awarded PhD scholarship, Centre for Maternal, Fetal and Infant Research, Ulster University, funded by The Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland. Supported by supervisors Professor Marlene Sinclair, Dr Patricia. Gillen, Dr Julie McCullough, Professor Paul William Miller.
Speaker: Hannah Slack and Beatrice Bennett
Facilitator: Jennifer Akuamoah-Boeteng
Description: Childbirth is a popular topic for mainstream factual television. Reality TV shows, like One Born Every Minute and Delivering Babies, attract large audiences but it was unclear how that might influence students’ decisions to study midwifery.
The objectives were to investigate student midwives’ experiences of viewing childbirth on mainstream factual television and to explore implications for career intentions and potential pedagogical uses of television excerpts in midwifery education.
Following four focus groups and thematic analysis, four main themes were agreed upon:
- a) Changed Perspectives on Televised Childbirth
- b) Representations of Midwives and Social Implications
- c) Representation of Childbirth and Social Implications
- d) The Role of Televising Childbirth in Midwifery Education
We will discuss the research that was undertaken, the findings with explanations and the conclusions that have followed on from this, including future recommendations.
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Speaker: Halima Musa Abdul
Midwives have been reported as experiencing higher levels of stress compared to other healthcare professionals. In Nigeria, midwives’ stress is further increased due to palpable shortage of midwifery workforce and heavy workloads. This study explored midwives’ experiences of workplace adversity and resilience in tertiary hospitals in Northern Nigeria.
This study used a constructionist-grounded theory approach. Following ethical approval, data were collected via interviews and field notes with purposive and theoretical samples of midwives (n =34) across two tertiary institutions in Northern Nigeria. Data analysis was through the constant comparison process of grounded theory.
An unexpected finding was that adversity in the workplace could be caused by aggressive behaviour from women and their relatives resulting in a difficult midwife – client relationship.
Workplace violence within maternity is due to aggressive behaviour from women and their relatives among other factors. Understanding the resilient strategies adopted by these midwives is key to prevention.