All VIDM 2023 Conference sessions are recorded. Links to the recordings are available on our @VirtualMidwives YouTube channel and linked below in each session listing.
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VIDM 2023 Conference sessions were presented and recorded using Big Blue Button mobile friendly webconferencing technology, thanks to our colleagues at Frontier Nursing University.
Facilitator: Liz McNeill
It is well understood being pregnant in prison results in risks to the safety and wellbeing of women and their unborn babies. Pregnancy in Prison Partnership – International (PIPPI) is a midwifery and health academic collaboration between Australia, UK, USA, New Zealand and Canada. PIPPI is committed, through collaboratively working with and/or undertaking research, to illuminate the plight of and improve the health and wellbeing of pregnant women and new mothers in prison around the world as well as be global network to build best practice for and with women prisoners. Our presentation will focus upon how our philosophy of working together lead to the birth of PIPPI. Our current and projected international collaborative work will provide a worldwide perspective with recommendations to improve the health of perinatal women in prison highlighting the known health impacts, inconsistencies and challenges of delivering midwifery care within patriarchal carceral institutions designed for punishment rather than health. As an inclusive international group, we look forward to presenting our work and exploring opportunities for future collaborations.