VIDM 2020 Programme Calendar

All VIDM 2020 Conference sessions and links to the recordings are listed below.

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May
5
Tue
2020
08. KEYNOTE :: Autonomous Midwife-led Continuity Of Care: Evidence-based, Respectful Care Within A Collaborative Model @ Room 1 - BBB
May 5 @ 05:00 – 05:50
08. KEYNOTE :: Autonomous Midwife-led Continuity Of Care: Evidence-based, Respectful Care Within A Collaborative Model @ Room 1 - BBB

Speaker: Vijaya Krishnan

Facilitator: Linda Wylie

Recording: HERE

KEYNOTE: Research over the past few years has focused not only on maternal and infant mortality, but also the quality of the care provided, and respectful maternity care as a human right. Research also tells us that antenatal childbirth preparation, which includes childbirth classes and one-on-one counselling has positive effects on the course of labor and delivery, as well as higher rates of breastfeeding. Studies on outcomes of mothers receiving continuous labor support, tell us that she has a higher chance of vaginal birth, less interventions, less C-sections, better start to breastfeeding, less postpartum depression, and an overall better maternal experience. The WHO currently highly recommends Midwife-Led Continuity-of-Care models, in which a known midwife or small group of known midwives supports a woman throughout her antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period, as a way to improve at least 50 different short-term and long-term outcomes, as well as provide respectful, safe and satisfying maternity care.

This presentation describes the current state of maternity care in India, with nearly 85-90% C-section rates, and lack of respectful, evidence-based care being the norm. India is also a country where there are both extremes of care “Too little, too late”, and “Too much, too soon”. In such an environment, this presentation aims to tie in the benefits of excellent Autonomous Midwife-Led Continuity of Care, within a Collaborative Model of Care (CMC), with in-house Emergency Infrastructure and Consultants. This is a model which we have honed to near perfection over the last 12 years.  Our statistics serve as a proof of the efficacy of this Model of Care – 92% Natural Birth rate, 90% VBAC rate, 100% VBA2C, Twin Natural Births and many Breech Births – and, these numbers are inclusive of mothers with complex needs like GDM, PIH, etc.

It will describe how this CMC can be replicated, and how any facility with specifically trained, professional and specialist Midwives, can create a Birth Environment similar to The Sanctum Natural Birth Center.

 

10. Teaching evidence based exercise and fitness classes in India. @ Room 1, BBB
May 5 @ 07:00 – 07:50
10. Teaching evidence based exercise and fitness classes in India. @ Room 1, BBB

Speaker(s): Donna Mitchell

Facilitator(s): Chris Woodhouse and Janine McKnight Cowan

Description: In India women are heavily censored to take rest and not to move a lot during their pregnancy. They are told not to take stairs, go for walks, travel and even sometimes stop working. This creates a lack of stamina and communication with the body during labor. I created a workout class based on ACOG recommendations on pregnant women being active in a medium to high level intensity. This increases blood flow to placenta and baby, healthier eating and water intake, increased stamina during labor and quicker healing postpartum. How active women are during pregnancy relates directly to healthy pregnancies and satisfaction of their births.

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Recording: HERE