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12. Acupressure for pain relief in labour @ Room 4 - BBB
May 5 @ 09:00 – 09:50
12. Acupressure for pain relief in labour @ Room 4 - BBB

Speaker: Loredana Zordan

Facilitator: Olajumoke Ojeleye

Description: Acupressure is the application of pressure to acupuncture points. Acupuncture points are situated on meridians containing Qi (Energy ) that flow through the body. Certain points affect areas of brain known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress, increasing endorphin, and the production of oxytocin. Oxytocin the love hormone it is important in labour as it will help the woman to cope better with the pain, helping her to relax reducing pain perception promote relaxation and physical and emotional wellbeing. Acupressure is a non invasive technique, easy to use and offer more choice for women that want to avoid pharmacological pain relief in labour and promotes birthing partner involvement Acupressure would also allow midwives to expand their role ,becoming more complete and independent practitioner and to practice midwifery fully ,I believe that using acupressure would provide better care to women, whilst empowering them through offering choice experience .

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22. What about us? Women’s experiences of breech diagnosis @ Room 2 - BBB
May 5 @ 19:00 – 19:50
22. What about us? Women's experiences of breech diagnosis @ Room 2 - BBB

Speaker: Antonio Ignacio Sierra Garrocho

Facilitator: Eliza Segoni

Professional guidelines recommend midwives and obstetricians actively involve women and birthing people in making decisions about their care. To date, breech research has focused mainly on assessing the effectiveness of different management options, but little attention has been given to women’s feelings regarding breech presentation and management. This presentation will discuss the findings from a primary research undertaken by the author, which explores women’s experience of breech presentation and their perception of choice and support in making decisions with regards to breech management. In doing so, the author will provide an introduction, aims of the study and an overview of the research methods used for data analysis. The results from this research will be discussed within the context of women and birthing people’s rights in the UK.

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