VIDM 2020 Programme Calendar

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

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05. Labor Pain – It’s all in your Head @ Room 1, BBB
May 5 @ 02:00 – 02:50
05. Labor Pain - It's all in your Head @ Room 1, BBB

Speaker: Tracy Donegan

Facilitator: Jane Houston

There is a current trend toward natural pain management in labor such as yoga, mind-body therapies, water immersion etc however there is limited but growing evidence for many of the complimentary (CAM) therapies. In this presentation I will discuss the need for childbirth education to evolve with the science of pain education. The neuromatrix theory of pain proposes that pain is a multidimensional experience influenced by physical, cognitive and emotional events. Data suggests that when learners (parents) have basic ‘pain literacy’ through an educational intervention midwives can empower parents to intentionally ‘hack’ pain processing networks of the brain in labour to reduce the need for analgesics in labour. For mothers with a strong desire for normal physiological birth it is essential that midwives have an understanding of the neuroscience of pain that can easily be conveyed by midwives and understood by parents in birth preparation classes.

Recording: HERE

12. Hands on technique to promote coping in birth. @ Room 1, BBB
May 5 @ 09:00 – 09:50
12. Hands on technique to promote coping in birth. @ Room 1, BBB

Speaker(s): Heidi Meyer Vallentin

Facilitator(s): Karen Wilmot

Description: I am a midwife and the developer of a technique called the Meyer-method, which is a hands on technique based on Gate control and hypnosis practiced by the midwife to promote coping in birth and redirecting pain signals.

Creating better progression and less pain experience. Thus resulting in less medication and intervention in birth.

Also the technique can be taught to the birthing partner which promotes teamwork and shared better birth experience.

The technique is well known in Denmark and I will present The Meyer method in ICM Bali 2020. Also initiatives towards testing the method has been taken in Denmark. I would love to give this simple technique to midwives all over the world via your conference.

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Recording: HERE