The Maternity & Midwifery Hour

The Maternity & Midwifery Hour

By Narrowcast Media Group
Weekly conversations with leading midwifery experts - hosted by the Maternity and Midwifery Forum.
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*Midlands Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2020 Special* - An Update from the Chief Midwifery Officer for England
Dr Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, Jess Read & Sascha Wells-Munro OBE: Leading and developing maternity services through COVID-19. From the Midlands Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2020.  Find the video presentation here: https://vimeo.com/438486838  While Sue and the team take a break over the summer, we'll be bringing you some video and podcast presentations from the archive - with a little help from our friends at MATFLIX.  www.matflix.co.uk
34:07
July 22, 2020
13. BAME Perspectives from the Frontline - Lola Ornato & Mala Morjaria
*Final episode of the series* Sue Macdonald, Co-editor of Mayes Midwifery Lola Ornato, Midwife, Whittington Health NHS Trust Mala Morjaria, Practice nurse / Midwife Lola and Mala will draw on their hands-on experiences during the pandemic to reflect on how COVID-19 has affected midwifery practice for this group and for them as individuals, the challenges of setting up and working in a COVID-19 hub and key lessons for a more equal future. Brought to you by MATFLIX. www.matflix.co.uk
1:16:15
July 10, 2020
12. Changing Times - Supporting Women’s Choices: Dr Sheena Byrom OBE & Dr Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho
Featuring: Sue Macdonald, Co-editor of Mayes Midwifery Dr Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho, Lecturer and Researcher, Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London Dr Sheena Byrom OBE, Consultant Midwife and Director, All4Maternity Women and birthing people deserve the opportunity to choose where and how to give birth to their babies. It matters. Since COVID-19 we have witnessed restrictions placed on women’s choices through the withdrawal of home birth services, closure of midwifery units and banning the use of water for labour and birth. Sheena and Lucia will present the evidence and debate why human rights and choice are integral to high quality maternity care and midwives are central to keeping this focus. Brought to you by MATFLIX. www.matflix.co.uk
1:01:01
July 3, 2020
*Northern Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2020 Special* - Professor Jim Thornton & Linda Machakaire
Some best bits from our Northern Maternity & Midwifery Festival on Tuesday 23rd June 2020.  COVID-19 and pregnancy - Professor Jim Thornton, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham Leadership in a crisis - Linda Machakaire, Head of Midwifery, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Chair: Sue Macdonald, Curator of the Maternity & Midwifery Festivals.
1:04:16
June 26, 2020
11. Voices from Student Midwives during the COVID-19 Crisis – Alicia Burnett & Laura Henry
Sue Macdonald, Co-editor of Mayes Midwifery Alicia Shirley Burnett, 3rd Year Student Midwife; Co-editor, The Student Midwife Journal; Curator, The COVID-19 Cohorts blog Laura Henry, 3rd year Student Midwife, Republic of Ireland In this Maternity & Midwifery Hour, Sue, Alicia and Laura will provide up-to-date information and discussion on the role of student midwives during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Keep your eyes peeled for updates from Midwifery Hour: Series 1 by following @MidwiferyForum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. Every episode is available free after the live stream – this is created especially for you by Narrowcast Media Group and is available from Midwifery Forum’s YouTube – don’t forget to subscribe to our channel. www.youtube.com/c/maternitymidwiferyforum Listen to the Maternity & Midwifery Hour Podcast. anchor.fm/midwiferyhour Support us on Patreon. patreon.com/midwiferyhour This event is brought to you by MATFLIX: Video streaming from maternity experts. Find out more or sign up now: www.matflix.co.uk
1:03:04
June 19, 2020
10. Supporting Bereaved Families - Clare Worgan, SANDS & Marc Harder, NCBP
Featuring: Marc Harder, UK Programme Manager, National Bereavement Care Pathway , SANDS Charity Clare Worgan, Training and Learning Resources Manager, SANDS Charity Chair: Sue Macdonald, Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery; Curator, The Maternity & Midwifery Festivals High quality care when a baby dies is essential for the wellbeing of families. With effective tools, knowledge and support midwives can be empowered to address their own emotions and provide the best possible care when the worst happens. During this Maternity & Midwifery Hour - to mark Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Awareness month - our speakers will discuss the key principals of bereavement care. Clare will focus on how best to support bereaved parents and families in clinical practice. She will share insights from bereaved parents and discuss themes such as sensitive communication, grief and support resources for midwives. Marc will talk about the roll out of the National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP), a programme of improvement and include an update on recent successes. The 9 Standards of Bereavement Care will also be covered in Marc’s discussion along with details of how your trust can join the NBCP. Keep your eyes peeled for updates from Midwifery Hour: Series 1 by following @MidwiferyForum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. Every episode is available free after the live stream – this is created especially for you by Narrowcast Media Group and is available from Midwifery Forum’s YouTube – don’t forget to subscribe to our channel: www.youtube.com/c/maternitymidwiferyforum Listen to the Maternity & Midwifery Hour Podcast.  anchor.fm/midwiferyhour Support us on Patreon. patreon.com/midwiferyhour This event is brought to you by MATFLIX: Video streaming from maternity experts. Find out more or sign up now: www.matflix.co.uk
1:04:03
June 12, 2020
9. Human Rights in Maternity Care During COVID-19 - Maria Booker & Professor Lesley Page CBE
Featuring: Maria Booker, Programme Director, Birthrights Professor Lesley Page CBE, Academic & Midwife; Former President, RCM Chair: Sue Macdonald, Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery; Curator, The Maternity & Midwifery Festivals Women are vulnerable during pregnancy. For first-time mothers in particular, the experience can be daunting and they might not feel confident about standing up for their rights. What does respectful, dignified maternity care look like? How can we make sure that a high standard of respectful, dignified care is provided despite the challenges of COVID-19? In this Maternity & Midwifery Hour, Sue and Maria provide up-to-date information and discussion on how midwives can safeguard women's dignity and ensure that they are treated with respect during pregnancy and birth. Keep your eyes peeled for updates from the Maternity & Midwifery Hour by following @MidwiferyForum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. Every episode is available free after the live stream – this is created especially for you by the Narrowcast Media Group and is available from Midwifery Forum’s YouTube – don’t forget to subscribe to our channel! youtube.com/c/maternitymidwiferyforum Listen to the Maternity & Midwifery Hour Podcast anchor.fm/midwiferyhour Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/midwiferyhour This event is brought to you by MATFLIX: Video streaming from maternity experts. Find out more or sign up now: www.matflix.co.uk
1:01:59
June 5, 2020
8. Preventing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder through Compassionate Care - Dr Jenny Patterson & Dr Diane Ménage
Featuring: Sue Macdonald, Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Jenny Patterson, Midwife, Edinburgh Napier University Dr Diane Ménage, Lecturer in Midwifery, De Montfort University The need for compassionate midwifery care for women and for midwives was identified in two separate pioneering research studies by Drs Diane Menage and Jenny Patterson and in this session their combined findings are explored. They present their implications for practice, the profession and, in the context of COVID-19, how compassion can be an effective intervention to reduce the long term impact on women and families, and on midwives themselves. The Midwifery Forum’s weekly live streamed studio is brought to you by MATFLIX – video streaming from maternity experts. Find out more: www.matflix.com Keep your eyes peeled for instant updates from Midwifery Hour: Series 1 by following @MidwiferyForum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn – choose which suits your best. Join the live stream on Facebook - 7-8pm, every Wednesday,
1:02:20
May 29, 2020
*IDM SPECIAL* Jess Phillips MP & Dr Anita Byrne - Domestic Violence in Pregnancy: the midwife’s role
"For 30% of women who experience domestic abuse, we know that the first time they're abused is during pregnancy." Special episode from our International Day of the Midwife event on Tuesday 5th May.  Featuring: Jess Phillips MP, Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding  Dr Anita Byrne, Midwifery Programmes Director/Midwife Lecturer, Dundalk College of Technology, Ireland  To find all the discussions from the day, check out the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMu9tBz7G1Gg79MiMWYZnWa1iAItFRbWv Recently appointed by Sir Keir Starmer as Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding, hear Jess Phillips’ powerful piece on domestic violence in which she talks about the unique position of the profession to reach women on their own and says that midwives could be the silver bullet in accessing women suffering from domestic abuse.   Dr Anita Byrne, reveals research that shows 30% of domestic violence and abuse is triggered by pregnancy and talks about the impact of a multidisciplinary, 13 week blended programme, created at Dundalk College of Technology, to improve knowledge, attitudes and skills relating to domestic abuse in Ireland.   Jess and Anita are joined by Sue Macdonald, Co-editor of Mayes Midwifery, who brings her many years of midwifery practice and education expertise to the conversation, and Neil Stewart, Editorial Director of the Maternity & Midwifery Forum. International Day of the Midwife: Leadership Voices is brought to you by MATFLIX: video streaming from maternity experts.  Find out more at www.matflix.co.uk.
31:55
May 24, 2020
7. Pre-eclampsia - Professor Andy Shennan & Caitlin Wilson
Featuring: Sue Macdonald, Co-editor of Mayes Midwifery Professor Andy Shennan, Professor of Obstetrics, King's College London; Trustee, APEC Caitlin Wilson, Consultant Midwife, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust / University of Worcester In this Maternity & Midwifery Hour, Sue, Andy and Caitlin provide up-to-date information and discussion on the role of midwives in reducing the risk of pre-eclampsia and whether testing, diagnosis and treatment has been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Keep your eyes peeled for instant updates from Midwifery Hour: Series 1 by following @MidwiferyForum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn – choose which suits your best. Every episode, short video and podcast is available to you completely FREE after the live stream – this is curated especially for you by Narrowcast Media Group and is available from Midwifery Forum’s YouTube – don’t forget to subscribe to our channel. This event is brought to you by MATFLIX: Video streaming from maternity experts. Find out more or sign up now: www.matflix.co.uk
1:02:03
May 22, 2020
6. COVID-19 and Infant Feeding - Professor Amy Brown & Francesca Entwistle, Unicef
Featuring: Sue Macdonald, Co-Editor, Mayes Midwifery Professor Amy Brown, Professor of Child Public Health, Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, Swansea University Francesca Entwistle, Professional Officer - Policy and Advocacy Lead, Unicef UK COVID-19 and the resulting lockdown have changed some of the issues women face around breastfeeding. Update yourself on all the things you need to know about infant feeding during the pandemic so you can provide the best possible nutritional advice for mothers and their babies. Explore the impact of COVID-19 on breastfeeding rates. Answer women’s concerns about passing COVID-19 to their babies via breastfeeding. How can new mums get advice and help at a time when resources are stretched and we are having to adapt to new ways of communicating? In this Maternity & Midwifery Hour, Sue, Amy and Francesca provide up-to-date information and discussion on how infant feeding has been affected by these exceptionally difficult times. LIVE ON FACEBOOK | 7PM | WEDNESDAY 13TH MAY 2020 Keep your eyes peeled for instant updates from Midwifery Hour: Series 1 by following @MidwiferyForum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. Every episode, short video and podcast is available to you completely FREE after the live stream – this is curated especially for you by Narrowcast Media Group and is available from Midwifery Forum’s YouTube – don’t forget to subscribe to our channel. Register your place and secure your digital ticket today to get a personalised reminder from us. This event is brought to you by MATFLIX: Video streaming from maternity experts. Find out more or sign up now: www.matflix.co.uk
59:18
May 15, 2020
5. Regulatory Perspectives: How students & midwives can be supported - Dr Jacqui Williams & Nicky Clark
Sue Macdonald, Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery  Dr Jacqui Williams, Senior Midwifery Advisor (Education), Education and Standards Directorate, Nursing and Midwifery Council  Nicky Clark, Chair of Lead Midwife for Education Strategic Reference Group; LME/Head of Midwifery and Child, University of Hull This episode focusses on how midwives and students can be supported and enabled through changes to midwifery regulation.   In as far as regulation can ever be considered entertaining, our two speakers, Dr Jacqui Williams from The Nursing and Midwifery Council and Nicky Clarke from the University of Hull will be highlighting all the key issues in an accessible and inclusive discussion with our chair, Sue Macdonald, Co-editor of Mayes Midwifery.   Being up to speed with professional regulation is a bit like the dentist – we know we have to, but we’re not thrilled at the prospect.  Our live streamed programme format does its best to inform in a lively discussion that helps to update and inform. The Maternity & Midwifery Hour is supported by Matflix: Video streaming from Maternity Experts. www.matflix.co.uk
1:00:30
May 8, 2020
4. Supporting Maternity Staff through COVID 19 - Midwifery Leadership and Staffing Initiatives: Dr Tracey Cooper MBE & Professor Trixie McAree
Episode 4 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour focuses on ‘Supporting Maternity Staff through COVID 19 - Midwifery Leadership and Staffing Initiatives’ with expert contributions from: Professor Trixie McAree, Professor of Midwifery and Maternal Health, Birmingham City University Dr Tracey Cooper MBE, Associate Chief Nurse (Midwifery), Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Sue Macdonald, Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Maternity and midwifery staff are working under a full caseload, often with teams separated to work with COVID-19 or with at-risk mothers. Reassignments, new patterns, personnel support - what do midwives need and what is smart management providing? In this Maternity & Midwifery Hour, Sue, Trixie and Tracey provide up-to-date information on how effective midwifery leadership and staffing initiatives are supporting maternity staff through these exceptionally difficult times. Your chance to hear the latest thinking and get your questions answered. The Maternity & Midwifery Hour is sponsored by MATFLIX: video streaming from maternity experts. Find out more: www.matflix.co.uk Support the Maternity & Midwifery Hour on Patreon: www.patreon.com/midwiferyhour
59:04
May 1, 2020
3. Supporting Pregnant Women, New Mothers & Families - Sarah Noble & Abigail Holmes
Sarah Noble, Head of Midwifery, South Warwickshire NHS Trust Abigail Holmes, Consultant Midwife, Cardiff & Vale UHB Sue​ Macdonald, Co-editor of Mayes Midwifery There’s no doubt that midwives are the experts when it comes to supporting pregnant women, new mothers and families. However, with the world in the grip of a coronavirus pandemic, many hospitals have restricted visitor access and consultations that once would have taken place in hospital are suddenly being moved online. Practise guidelines are changing almost daily - and women’s birth plans are changing too. In this Maternity & Midwifery Hour, Sarah, Abigail and Sue provide up-to-date information on working through COVID-19 and discuss how midwives and allied healthcare professionals are adapting their practice to continue offering the best support to pregnant women, new mothers and families during these exceptionally difficult times. Your chance to hear the latest thinking and get your questions answered. The Maternity & Midwifery Hour is sponsored by MATFLIX: video streaming from maternity experts.  Find out more: www.matflix.co.uk
1:01:43
April 24, 2020
​2. Midwifery Students Stepping Up: Dr Anna Byrom & Alicia Bennett
**Patrons get early access to the Maternity & Midwifery Hour podcast every week!** www.patreon.com/midwiferyhour  Dr Anna Byrom, Senior Midwifery Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Sue Macdonald, Co-editor of Mayes Midwifery Alicia Burnett, Student Midwife, University of West London Midwifery Students are stepping up into NHS service due to COVID-19. Some are ex-nurses but third-year students are stepping up into clinical service too.  Midwifery schools are experiencing a crash-course in online learning for those students in college. Hear what is happening, the challenges for students and education staff – many of whom themselves have stepped up. What are the new rules and challenges? In this Maternity & Midwifery Hour, Anna, Alicia and Sue provide up to date information on working through COVID-19 and how student midwives, midwives and allied healthcare professionals are stepping up during these exceptionally difficult times. Your chance to hear the latest thinking and get your questions answered. The Maternity & Midwifery Hour is sponsored by MATFLIX: video streaming from maternity experts. Special boxset offer for newly qualified midwives: While qualifying and newly qualified midwives are answering the call of duty, MATFLIX is making its boxset for those new to working on the maternity unit available for a fraction of the original price – just £4.99. Get 50% off today. Go to www.matflix.co.uk/blog to find out more. Watch the trailer for the ‘Developing as a newly qualified midwife’ boxset:  https://youtu.be/sL1hktYBE3k
1:00:09
April 17, 2020
1. Wellbeing Matters: Dr Sheena Byrom OBE & JennyTheMidwife
 Under Pressure: Wellbeing Matters Dr Sheena Byrom OBE, The Practising Midwife Journal Sue Macdonald, Co-editor of Mayes Midwifery Jenny Clarke (Jenny the Midwife) Sheena, Sue and Jenny provide up-to-date information on working through Covid-19 and top tips on how midwives and allied healthcare professionals can protect their own physical and mental wellbeing during these exceptionally difficult times. This podcast is sponsored by MATFLIX: video streaming from maternity experts.  Find out more at www.matflix.co.uk  Support this podcast on Patreon: www.patreon.co.uk/midwiferyhour Resources:  RCOG COVID-19 guidance:  https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/2020-03-28-covid19-pregnancy-guidance.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3PagumWgKQmVk92AxbTevSMq-gRhVMRuuOzEt9_PkkU9MocA45tWES8mg Guidance for students: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Student%20support%20guide%20master%20.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3FHHX7xgVXd6vwdGrToDg0W2UjuwXBh3EyuJEVF3htl62mTP67pdoNooM All4Maternity's NutureZone: https://www.all4maternity.com/caring/blog/nurture/
59:24
April 5, 2020