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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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Recording: TBA

12. Choice of birth companion among women in public health facilities in South India @ Room 3 - BBB
May 5 @ 09:00 – 09:50
12. Choice of birth companion among women in public health facilities in South India @ Room 3 - BBB

Speakers: Santhoshi Jeedipally and Sowmya Thota

Facilitators: Goodson Mukosa Mpumba  and Isa Abubakar

BACKGROUND: Evidence highlights that having a birth companion of choice will support women during labor and reduces the need for medical intervention. METHODS: Retrospective data and analysis of data collected from 104 antenatal mothers who birthed in public health facilities in the month of December 2020. RESULTS: When analyzed based on age groups, 62% (20-25), 23% (26-30), 3% (above 30 years of age). Amongst, the 104 pregnant women, 56% are primigravida and 44% are multigravida. For the Primigravida, the first choice of birth companion was their “husband” (41%) and for multigravida women, their “mother” (50%) was the birth companion of choice. 70% of women shared that the hospital encouraged a birth companion and for 30%, the hospital did not encourage due to the COVID 19 restrictions. CONCLUSION: The results raises few questions – Is this due to a lack of awareness or hospitals policies about having husband as their birth

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Recording: TBA

19. Changing the face of midwifery care through advanced practice in 21st century Ireland @ Room 1 - BBB
May 5 @ 16:00 – 16:50
19. Changing the face of midwifery care through advanced practice in 21st century Ireland @ Room 1 - BBB

Speaker: Roisin Lennon

Facilitator: Carol Maringa

Background: Midwifery led care is not the norm in Ireland. A locally rising caesarean section rate and unnecessary interventions resulted in the Registered Advanced Midwife Practitioner (RAMP) led service being introduced in 2017 to normalise pregnancy for medium risk women. Aim: To offer choice and to establish a safe, quality service for the agreed caseload of women in this North West of Ireland Maternity Unit. Method: A retrospective analysis of women attending RAMP care from November 2019-November 2020 compared to the birth outcomes for similar risk women attending for obstetric led care in this North West of Ireland Maternity Unit. Findings: Maternal outcomes for those attending for RAMP versus obstetric care shows less inductions of labours, amniotomy, oxytocin, regional analgesia, episiotomy, postpartum haemorrhage and less failed inductions with higher vaginal birth rates, vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) and breastfeeding rates. For the babies fewer are born preterm or weighing

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Recording: TBA