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The Maternity & Midwifery Hour

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Weekly conversations with leading midwifery experts - hosted by the Maternity and Midwifery Forum.
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9. Meeting the Needs of Pregnant Women with Disabilities – Trudy Williams & Cheryl Edwards
The Getting over the Bump Service at St George’s is the only collaborative midwife/occupational therapy service in the UK that works in partnership with women with additional needs to plan for pregnancy, birth and early parenting. This episode will focus on the need for joined up, integrated services for pregnant and childbearing women with a disability, to ensure that their additional needs are properly met and will hear, in particular, from Trudy Williams, Midwife and Cheryl Edwards, Occupational Therapist from St George’s about the innovative work of the Getting over the Bump Service. Episode 9 of Series 4 of the Maternity & Midwifery Hour Hosted by: Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Contributions from: Trudy Williams, Maternal Medicine Midwife, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cheryl Edwards, Principal Occupational Therapist, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Supported by MATFLIX: https://matflix.co.uk Register to watch the next episode LIVE or attend a Maternity & Midwifery Festival: https://mmf.eventbrite.com Watch the live stream instead: https://facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live
01:02:29
June 11, 2021
8. Postnatal Care: New NICE Guidelines – David Jewell & Nina Khazaezadeh
The recently published NICE Guideline on Postnatal Care is an essential tool and support for midwives and students in providing evidence based and appropriate care to women, pregnant people, their babies and families. This episode is an opportunity to hear how these were developed and key messages from the publication. Hosted by: Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Contributions from: David Jewell, retired GP; Chair of NICE PNC Guideline Committee Nina Khazaezadeh, Consultant Midwife in Public Health, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Supported by MATFLIX: https://matflix.co.uk Register to watch the next episode LIVE or attend a Maternity & Midwifery Festival: https://mmf.eventbrite.com Watch the live stream instead: https://facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live
01:03:52
June 4, 2021
7. Midwives and the Menopause - Debra Holloway
The menopause will happen to all women and as a largely female profession midwives and student midwives need to know about it, for their own wellbeing and to support women and families who may request information and support. Recent media coverage of the topic has been helpful in identifying some of the issues that women face at this time of their lives, some of the challenges and stigma women face and what information and treatments are available. The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman's oestrogen levels decline. In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51. (NHS 2021) however POI ( menopause under 40) can happen at any time. In this session Debra Holloway, Nurse Consultant will discuss these issues, consider the many treatments/therapies and approaches and how these can impact on women and their families, plus some share some useful resources. Hosted by: Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Contributors: With contributions from: Debra Holloway, Gynaecology Nurse Consultant and Chair of Women’s Health Forum, Guy's & St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Supported by MATFLIX: https://matflix.co.uk Register to watch the next episode LIVE or attend a Maternity & Midwifery Festival: https://mmf.eventbrite.com Watch the live stream instead: https://facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live
01:03:02
May 28, 2021
6. Being a New Mum: The Rhetoric and the Reality – Professor Amy Brown
Professor Amy Brown is well known for her humorous and forthright approach to dissecting modern day media narratives and cultural pressures around motherhood and infant feeding. Her clear presentation of evidence and research will provide a picture of some of the difficulties facing new mums and how midwives can support them in the first few weeks of motherhood. Episode 6 of Series 4 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour Hosted by: Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Contributors: With contributions from: Professor Amy Brown, Professor, Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, Swansea University Supported by MATFLIX: https://matflix.co.uk Register to watch the next episode LIVE or attend a Maternity & Midwifery Festival: https://mmf.eventbrite.com Watch the live stream instead: https://facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live
01:02:34
May 21, 2021
5. Focusing on the Fetus & Newborn: The Midwife's Role – Dr Mary Sheridan & Sorcha Magee
This week’s episode of the Maternity & Midwifery Hour will focus on the newborn will explore the midwife’s role in newborn assessment and fetal physiology and monitoring. With expert speakers - Dr Mary Sheridan BEM, Newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) Lead and Midwifery Lecturer, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London and Sorcha Magee, Specialist Fetal Wellbeing Midwife at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. Episode 5 of Series 4 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour Hosted by: Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Contributors: With contributions from: Dr Mary Sheridan BEM, Newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) Lead and Midwifery Lecturer, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Sorcha Magee, Specialist Fetal Wellbeing Midwife at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust Supported by MATFLIX: https://matflix.co.uk Register to watch the next episode LIVE or attend a Maternity & Midwifery Festival: https://mmf.eventbrite.com Watch the live stream instead: https://facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live
01:03:50
May 14, 2021
4. International Day of the Midwife - Professor Lesley Page CBE & Sarah Esegbona-Adeigbe
Episode 4: International Day of the Midwife - with Professor Lesley Page CBE, Visiting Professor in Midwifery at King’s College, London and Adjunct Professor at UTS and Griffith University, Australia and Sarah Esegbona-Adeigbe, Senior Lecturer at London South Bank As part of today’s IDM celebrations, tonight’s episode will explore the contemporary roles and challenges midwives face and manage that impact on the wellbeing of women, their babies and families, including practical advice on how midwives can work with women to protect their cultural identity. Episode 4 of Series 4 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour Hosted by: Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Contributors: With contributions from: Sarah Esegbona-Adeigbe, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, London South Bank University Professor Lesley Page CBE, Visiting Professor in Midwifery at King’s College, London and Adjunct Professor at UTS and Griffith University, Australia Supported by MATFLIX: https://matflix.co.uk Register to watch the next episode LIVE or attend a Maternity & Midwifery Festival: https://mmf.eventbrite.com Watch the live stream instead: https://facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live
57:29
May 7, 2021
3. Learning about Culture, Race, and Bias in Midwifery Practice - Alicia Burnett & Sheridan Thomas
Listen for an overview of All 4 Maternity’s new eLearn modules on culture, race and bias in midwifery practice from the Student Midwife Journal’s Editor in Chief, Alicia Burnett, and founding partner of MyMidwivesUK, Sheridan Thomas. This episode is guest-hosted by Neil Stewart, Editorial Director of the Maternity & Midwifery Forum. Access the e-learning modules here: https://www.all4maternity.com/about-us/plans-and-pricing/
01:03:57
April 30, 2021
2. Midwives Getting Creative: Methods in education & research – Dr Jenny Hall & Lindsay Hobbs
Remember the knitted midwives of 2016? This hour explores creativity – including crafting, quilting and knitting. These skills are not merely practical and relaxing hobbies, but can be linked to academic study, reflection on practice and as a means of action and illustration of points. The knitted midwives, a project led by Jenny and Lindsay in 2016, was to illustrate a political point that there was (and still is) a national shortage of midwives and that educating and preparing them is a major challenge to the service. It was also designed to celebrate what midwives can mean to people personally. The knitted midwives were taken to the RCM annual conference in Harrogate and was a tangible picture of what a huge number actually looks like! And in 2020, there was a plan to celebrate the year of the Nurse and the midwife with an exercise in quilting.. Join us to hear about how you can engage creatively yourself! Episode 2 of Series 4 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour Hosted by: Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery With contributions from: Dr Jenny Hall, Curator, MATFLIX Lindsay Hobbs, Midwifery Lecturer, University of Bradford Supported by MATFLIX: https://matflix.co.uk Register to watch the next episode live or attend a Maternity & Midwifery Festival: https://mmf.eventbrite.com Watch the live stream instead: https://facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live
01:01:33
April 21, 2021
1. 'The pen is mightier...' - Finding the Right Words: Sharing & Influencing - Leah Hazard & Natalie Corden
How important is it to be able to share and talk about issues within midwifery – the stresses, and the joys, challenges and the achievements? In this time of pandemic, rapidly growing information and changing services, it is crucial for midwives to be able to communicate and to be kept up-to-date through books, journals and, of course, social media.  In this hour, Nat and Leah, both experienced and committed midwives, will share their experiences as midwives and as bloggers and authors. We will go through day-to-day practice, continuity of care and work-life balance... and we may even discuss physiological matters along the way!  Episode 1 of Series 4 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour   Hosted by:  Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery   With contributions from:  Natalie Corden, Continuity Midwife; Blogger  Leah Hazard, Author, Hard Pushed; Midwife Supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk Register for the next Maternity & Midwifery Festival:  mmf.eventbrite.com
01:02:57
April 16, 2021
12. Reflections: One Year On & Unconscious Bias: Time for Action - with Lola Ornato
Episode 12 of Series 3 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour This session will be the last in Series 3, we look forward to welcoming you back for series 4 in April.   Part 1 - Reflections: A Year On  It has been a year since the Covid-19 lockdown was commenced and Maternity and midwifery Hour participants will know that the MM Hour was designed in response to the lockdown to support midwives, student midwives and those in the maternity services, in the UK, to provide information, and continuing professional development through the pandemic. Sue will reflect on the highlights and on some of what we have learned over these hours.   Part 2 - Unconscious Bias: Time to challenge - time for action  The Covid-19 pandemic has identified and exacerbated inequalities in our society, and within the organisations in that society. The findings of reports such as MBRRACE indicating the huge differences in mortality for women of colour and white women, indicate that this needs to be addressed urgently within the maternity services. The major theme of systemic and personal racism and bias are being discussed with the aim of confronting both, and improving the outcomes and experience of women, babies and their families, and of midwives and maternity service workers also. In this session, Lola will raise the issues faced by black and brown women and their families, as well as for midwives and those working in the NHS.   Hosted by: Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery   Live contribution from: Lola Ornato, Midwife, Whittington NHS Trust   Recorded clips from:  Mars Lord, Sarah Esegbona and Alicia Burnett.    Supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
01:09:54
March 26, 2021
11. What Women Want: Continuity of Carer - Helen Hunt & Steph Leach
This session will share continuity of care from a midwife and new midwives' perspective, illustrating some of the demands and challenges of this approach to care, the importance of planning, and of communication between the team.   Continuity of care; transforming maternity care for women, babies, and families. Continuity of care has been highlighted for many years as a tool to improve maternity care for mothers and babies since the work of Caroline Flint in the 1980s, and the Changing Childbirth Report in 1994 through to the Better Births and Transformation agenda.  Continuing research and evidence highlight the value of continuity of care, as an intervention that can improve care, reduce problems, and increase satisfaction with the service.   Episode 11 of Season 3 of the Maternity & Midwifery Hour Hosted by:  Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery   Contributions from:  Stephanie Leach, Midwife, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust  Helen Hunt, Continuity Care Midwife, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
01:03:19
March 19, 2021
10. Chai & Chat with ASAMidwives - Nafiza Anwar & Sundas Khalid
Association of South Asian Midwives (ASAM) is a platform for the South Asian Midwifery Workforce and birthing community. Statistics show that South Asian women and birthing people are twice as likely to die from pregnancy related issues compared to their white counterparts. Neonatal mortality is 66% more in the South Asian babies than in white babies. The company was founded by three midwives, Nafiza, Benash and Sundas after discussions relating to issues witnessed, and situations experienced in the workplace and within their own South Asian networks. Episode 10 of Series 3 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour: Chai and Chat with ASAMidwives Hosted by: Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Contributions from: Nafiza Anwar and Sundas Khalid, Co-Founders and Directors of Association of South Asian midwives CIC (ASAMidwives). Supported by MATFLIX:  https://www.matflix.co.uk Watch the live stream instead: https://www.facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live
01:04:42
March 12, 2021
9. Let's Look At... Postnatal Care - Elizabeth Duff, NCT & Logan Van Lessen
Let's Look At... Postnatal Care is an opportunity for us to reflect over the last year of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and think about what we have learned, and the changes we need to see in maternity services. Many changes have been made in terms of ensuring safety of women and their babies during this time, and using technology to communicate and support women and their families.    One area which has always been considered a ‘Cinderella’ of the service has been the postnatal period – a time when women have reported feeling ‘left to their own devices’, and a time of anxiety and stress, as they cope with the realities of being a new parent, getting to grips with establishing feeding, and may be recovering from the pregnancy and birth processes. It must also be remembered that this is also a times when mothers may still be at risk of morbidity and mortality, and midwives and others supporting them need to ensure that women and babies are safe, supported and those at risk swiftly identified and cared for.   Episode 9 of Season 3 of the Maternity & Midwifery Hour: Let's Look at... Postnatal Care Hosted by:  Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery   Contributions from:  Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Officer, NCT (New Parent Support)  Logan Van Lessen, Consultant Midwife   Supported by MATFLIX:  https://www.matflix.co.uk
01:06:40
March 5, 2021
8. Haemoglobinopathies: Supporting Women & Families - Dr Rachel Kesse-Adu, Dr Emma Drasar & Joyce Adu-Amankwah
We are delighted to welcome Joyce Adu- Amankwah, Dr Rachel Kesse-Adu, Dr Emma Drasar who are joining the Maternity and Midwifery Hour again to address some of the complexities which face midwives and others in maternity care supporting women and families with haemoglobinopathies. This includes the issues that face women and their families, such as their choices, dealing with outcomes, potential stigma that they may face as individuals and within their wider communities, and the importance of inter disciplinary team work and communication.   Episode 8 of Series 3 of the Maternity & Midwifery Hour: Further Challenges and Questions around Haemoglobinopathies   Hosted by:  Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery   Contributions from:  Joyce Adu-Amankwah, Lead Midwife, Haemoglobinopathies, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  Dr Rachel Kesse-Adu, Consultant Haematologist, Guy’s ant St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust  Dr Emma Drasar, Haematology Consultant, The Whittington Hospital
01:02:15
February 26, 2021
7. Key findings from the MBRRACE-UK Report - Kim Morley & Joy Palmer
In January 2021 the latest MBRRACE report (Mothers and Babies Reducing Risk through Audit and Confidential Enquiries) was published. In this episode of the Maternity & Midwifery Hour, we ask 2 experts to tell us what the report's findings mean for BAME women and women with epilepsy.  Find out more about the MBRRACE Report: https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/reports Episode 7 of Series 3 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour   Hosted by:  Sue Macdonald, Curator, Maternity & Midwifery Festivals; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery   Speakers:  Kim Morley, ACP, INP, epilepsy specialist nurse/midwife  Joy Palmer, midwife expert and educator Supported by Matflix: matflix.co.uk Watch this episode: https://youtu.be/vu-qfHMUyxQ
01:08:23
February 19, 2021
6. Nurturing Positive Mental Health During the Pandemic - Fatima Ghauoch, Sam Tennyson, Louise Speakman & Dr Rebecca Moore
Episode 6 of Series 3 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour: Nurturing Positive Mental Health During the Pandemic Guest host: Dr Sheena Byrom OBE, Director, All4Maternity Contributors: Fatima Ezzahra Ghauoch, Continuity Lead Midwife, Northampton General Hospital Sam Tennyson, Team Leader, Northampton General Hospital Dr Becca Moore, Clinical Psychiatrist, NHS Louise Speakman, Midwifery Educator, UCLan – School of Community Health and Midwifery
01:02:03
February 12, 2021
5. COVID Vaccine: Safety, Comparisons & Misinformation - Dr Ken Hodson & Linda Machakaire
Every day, healthcare professionals and the public are bombarded with information and misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines.  Join this week’s Maternity and Midwifery Hour to find out everything you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine, both for yourself and for your mums. This session will confront the issues and give you the facts.   Episode 5 of Series 3 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour  Hosted by:  Sue Macdonald, Chair and Curator Midwifery Festival Conferences & Maternity and Midwifery Hour   Contributors:  Dr Ken Hodson, Head of UK Teratology Information Service; UKTIS: www.uktis.org and Consultant in Obstetrics and Maternal Medicine, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne   Linda Machakaire, Head of Midwifery, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust   Supported by Matlfix: https://matflix.co.uk Watch the full episode: https://facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live
01:08:12
February 5, 2021
4. Parents' Voices - Mark Williams & Professor Julia Sanders
Over the last few months, we have been very aware of some of the changes made in maternity services in order to ensure safety and services of women and their families, and this has impacted on women and their partners in particular. This evening we are looking at the views and experiences of parents – first through sharing the newly published WRISK study ’Users experiences of COVID -19 maternity service changes’ – which is a Cardiff University/BPAS project, supported by the Wellcome Trust. And then we are focussing on Dads mental health, and looking at ‘why Dads matter’, looking to support and improve the care and support for dads, and therefore the family as a whole. Join us at 7 pm on Wednesday 27 January at this hour-long online programme with live audience Q&A to update your knowledge. Hosted by: Sue Macdonald, Chair and Curator Midwifery Festival Conferences & Maternity and Midwifery Hour Midwifery update with: Mark Williams, Campaigner, Author, Speaker, Fathers Reaching Out Professor Julia Sanders, Professor of Clinical Nursing & Midwifery, Cardiff University
01:06:26
January 29, 2021
3. Thalassaemia in pregnancy: what to look for, screening and how to manage it - Joyce Adu-Amankwah & Dr Emma Drasar
Following on from our programme on blood disorders in Series 2, this episode will take a closer look at Thalassaemia in pregnancy - what it is, how to identify it, how it can be managed, screening and experiences of caring for pregnant women with the disorder.   Episode 3 of Series 3 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour  Hosted by:  Sue Macdonald, Chair and Curator Midwifery Festival Conferences & Maternity and Midwifery Hour   Featuring:  Dr Emma Drasar, Consultant Haematologist, The Whittington Hospital; North Central London and East Anglia HCC Lead for Sickle Cell and the North Central, West London and East Anglia HCC Lead for Thalassaemia and Rare Anaemias Joyce Adu-Amankwah, Lead Midwife, Haemoglobinopathies, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust    Supported by MATFLIX:  matflix.co.uk  Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/hl7TITZgvjg
01:00:20
January 22, 2021
2. *London Festival Highlights* - Prof Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, CMO, Pat Schan and David Green, PHE
Episode 2 of Series 3 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour:  Highlights from the London Maternity & Midwifery online Festival 2021 (13.01.21) Catch up on Wednesday's London Festival highlights and learn more about the hepatitis B antenatal screening and selective neonatal immunisation quality improvement project: improving the quality of care of women with hepatitis B in pregnancy and their babies and hear the very first presentation of 2021 from Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, Chief Midwifery Officer, NHS England. Hosted by: Sue Macdonald, Chair and Curator Midwifery Festival Conferences & Maternity and Midwifery Hour
01:05:42
January 15, 2021
1. New Year, New Resolutions - Pete Wallroth, Dr Sheena Byrom, Manjit Roseghini, Jacque Gerrard, Dr Patricia Gillen & Jenny Clarke
Throughout 2020, maternity services were the one big health service that kept going, despite COVID-19.   Back in March, we launched the Maternity and Midwifery Hour, with a new episode every Wednesday, to provide midwives, student midwives and others in maternity care with an important update and connection every single week.   Each week we covered a wide range of topics - from COVID-19 to Sickle Cell, from Racial Disparity to Restoring Home births - with the podcast released each Friday.   In the first episode of Series 3, 7 pm, Wednesday 6 January, we’ll hear from maternity leaders who will not only look back at some of the challenges of 2020 but will also share their thoughts, ambitions and resolutions for maternity and midwifery services for the coming year.   As we start 2021, we would like to say a huge thank you to healthcare professionals for all that you have done in unprecedented times, working together to support women, babies and their families through the Covid-19 challenges. Thank you also to colleagues in education: teachers/lecturers who carried on adapting their materials and learning opportunities for students, supporting their students through challenging times and for those students who stepped up into practice. We are so proud of our role in supporting you to do that.   With contributions from:  Pete Wallroth, Founder, Mummy's Star  Jacque Gerrard MBE, MW-Physical Activity Champion, Public Health England  Dr Sheena Byrom OBE, Consultant Midwife/Director, All4Maternity  Manjit Roseghini, Director of Midwifery, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust  Dr Patricia Gillen, Researcher, Southern Health and Social Care Trust/Ulster University  Jenny Clarke, Midwifery Consultant; @ JennyTheM  Chaired by Sue Macdonald. Watch the full live stream: www.facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live  Top 10 Maternity & Midwifery Hour episodes of 2020: https://www.maternityandmidwifery.co.uk/top-10-maternity-midwifery-hour-episodes-of-2020/3964/ Supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
01:02:53
January 8, 2021
12. Equality in Action: Discovering Reverse Mentorship #MidwiferyHour – Professor Jim Thornton & Dr Rebecca Dewey
Reverse mentoring is when a worker in senior position is mentored by someone in a more junior position than themselves. There is emerging evidence that this innovative form of mentoring can be effective in promoting individual anti-discriminatory practice, organisational culture change in gender and race equality (Murphy 2012; Clutterbuck 2011) and can contribute to organisational diversity and inclusion. There is little specific guidance on how to do it, little research on its impact, and little theoretical underpinning of the mechanism for change. Since July, Jim Thornton (Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) has been receiving reverse mentoring from Rebecca Dewey (Research Fellow and Early Career Researcher) in an exciting pilot scheme at the University of Nottingham. In this back-to-back Midwifery Hour, both Rebecca and Jim will explain the process and give their viewpoints on what can be gained from reverse mentoring. Episode 12 of Series 2 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour Hosted by: Sue Macdonald, Chair and Curator Midwifery Festival Conferences & Maternity and Midwifery Hour With contributions from: Professor Jim Thornton, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham School of Medicine Dr Rebecca Dewey, Research Fellow in Neuroimaging, University of Nottingham School of Medicine Find the full episode: https://facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live Supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
01:04:03
December 18, 2020
11. Long COVID: Lessons for Midwives – Dr Clare Rayner & Elaine Hanzak
Long COVID is estimated to be affecting 60,000 people so far. Specialist, long COVID clinics are being set up across England. Maternity and midwifery professionals need to look for indicators in mothers, babies and HCP staff. Explore what we know about long COVID, what is being researched – its impact on pregnant women and babies and maternity services plus healthcare professionals themselves. Hear from Dr Clare Raynor, Specialist in Occupational Medicine and Elaine Hanzak, author on perinatal mental health and overcoming challenges, to find out more about long COVID, its implications for mothers, babies, midwives and recovery. Episode 11 of Series 2 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour Featuring: Clare Rayner, Occupational Health Specialist Elaine Hanzak, author on perinatal mental illness, mental health and overcoming challenges Hosted by Sue Macdonald, Chair and Curator Midwifery Festival Conferences & Maternity and Midwifery Hour Watch the full episode: www.facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live Supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
01:02:40
December 11, 2020
10. Plastic & Waste in Maternity: What midwives can do #MidwiferyHour – Dr Lorna Davies & Ashley Artusa-Barrell
Over consumption, over reliance on plastic, single use and disposable items are all damaging the planet at a far greater pace than previously understood. The Covid-19 pandemic, with millions of discarded masks and gloves now finding their way into the ocean, also looks set to have a major impact on the environment. A must for all healthcare professionals who would like recommendations on how to live more sustainably, this episode will explore midwives’ views of sustainability and offer practical tips on what we can all do to reduce climate change and waste in both the workplace and at home. Episode 10 of Series 2 of the Maternity & Midwifery Hour Presented by: Sue Macdonald, Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery; Curator and Chair, Maternity and Midwifery Festivals With contributors: Dr Lorna Davies, Academic Manager and Associate Head of Midwifery, Ara Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand Ashley Artusa-Barrell, Founder and campaigner, My Son's Planet Watch the full episode: www.facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live Supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
01:04:13
December 4, 2020
*Scotland Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2020 Special* - Clare Haughey MSP & Professor Helen Cheyne
Keynote address Clare Haughey MSP, Minister for Mental Health, Scottish Government Contemporary postnatal care  Professor Helen Cheyne, Professor of Maternal and Child Health Research & RCM (Scotland) Professor of Midwifery Research, University of Stirling From the Scotland Maternity & Midwifery Festival on Wednesday 25th November 2020.  Introduced by Sue Macdonald. 
52:24
November 27, 2020
9. Dismantling Racism & Inequalities in Midwifery Education - Sarah Esegbona-Adeigbe & Alicia Burnett
This episode will focus on the demands and pressures COVID-19 has placed on midwifery education, spotlighting, in particular, inequalities, institutional racism and unconscious bias, and how we can work together as allies to ensure midwifery education and practice is fit for purpose. Presented by: Sue Macdonald, Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery; Curator and Chair, Maternity and Midwifery Festivals With contributors: Alicia Burnett, Third year student midwife at the University of West London, Editor in Chief of The Student Midwife Journal Sarah Esegbona-Adeigbe, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, London South Bank University WATCH THIS EPISODE:  www.facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live Supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
01:03:50
November 20, 2020
8. Sickle Cell & Blood Disorders in Pregnancy - Rachel Kesse-Adu & Joyce Adu-Amankwah
This episode explores antenatal and newborn testing, care & family support for birthing woman with sickle cell and other haemaglobinopathies during pregnancy, in particular ethnic groups who are most at risk.     Joyce Adu-Amankwah, Specialist Haemoglobinopathies Midwife, and Consultant Haematologist Rachel Kesse-Adu, will speak about the challenges presented during COVID-19 when providing contemporary care, including an overview of the biological and pathophysiological background of Haemoglobinopathies.   The midwifery aspects of supporting women and families, including client centred care to pregnant and childbearing women with Haemoglobinopathies will be highlighted.    Episode 8 of Series 2 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour    Presented by:  Dr Jenny Hall, Editor, MATFLIX   With contributors:  Rachel Kesse-Adu, Consultant Haematologist, Guy’s ant St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust  Joyce Adu-Amankwah, Specialist Haemoglobinopathies Midwife, St. George’s Hospital NHS Trust   WATCH THIS EPISODE:  www.facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live   Supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
01:21:57
November 13, 2020
*BONUS EPISODE* - Meditation with Maeve
5 minute guided meditation with Dr Maeve O'Connell. As we head into winter and further lockdowns and restrictions across the UK and globally, it’s more important than ever that midwives recognise the warning signs and have the techniques to take care of both themselves and the families in their care. In this session our guest speakers will share some strategies and approaches that everyone can use to enhance personal well-being and answer your questions. Episode 7 of Series 2 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour Presented by: Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Educationalist; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery With contributors: Jenny Clarke, @JennyTheM Dr Maeve O’Connell, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, @thelovelymaeve Watch the full episode: www.facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live Supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
09:56
November 6, 2020
7. Caring for Yourself and Others - Jenny Clarke & Dr Maeve O’Connell
As we head into winter and further lockdowns and restrictions across the UK and globally, it’s more important than ever that midwives recognise the warning signs and have the techniques to take care of both themselves and the families in their care. In this session our guest speakers will share some strategies and approaches that everyone can use to enhance personal well-being and answer your questions. Episode 7 of Series 2 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour Presented by: Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Educationalist; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery With contributors: Jenny Clarke, @JennyTheM Dr Maeve O’Connell, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, @thelovelymaeve Watch the full episode: www.facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live Supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
01:00:02
November 6, 2020
6. Educating Tomorrow's Midwives - Teaching Team at UCLAN
Midwifery education has changed so much over the last ten years. Students need to be equipped with the tools and strategies to learn and develop through their initial programme and throughout their career. New ways of learning and teaching are being implemented - from self directed learning, to guided study, through to flipped classrooms and scenario based learning. All approaches used to enhance student learning and understanding, and ‘make it real’. Hear from members of the teaching team at UCLAN about how they are meeting these challenges for their students. Episode 6 of Series 2 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour Presented by: Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Educationalist; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Contributors: Dr Anna Byrom, Senior Midwifery Lecturer; Facilitator of Learning; Placement Quality Project Lead Sherrylynne Babolcsay, Midwifery Course Leader, University of Central Lancashire Sarah Cordey, Lecturer in Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire Supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk WATCH THIS EPISODE OF THE MATERNITY AND MIDWIFERY HOUR: facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live
01:03:40
October 30, 2020
5. Continuity of Care in COVID-19 - Mel Radford & Dr Anna Byrom
Continuity of Care (CoC) has been shown consistently as being a key part in providing quality care and increasing the physical and emotional safety of the childbearing woman and her baby. Recent maternity service strategies and developments have made this a priority and, even with the impact of COVID-19, midwives and those engaged in maternity services are working to set up strong and sustainable systems to ensure that CoC is provided. These systems are designed to impact on quality of care and to work with the midwives’ working needs also. Increasingly, continuity models are being used within midwifery education programmes, so that students can learn the theory and practice of continuity for themselves as practitioners, and for women and their babies. Presented by:  Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Educationalist; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Contributors: Mel Radford, Senior Midwife; Continuity of Carer Implementation Lead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust How do we teach students to integrate online technology and reporting into continuity of care? Dr Anna Byrom, Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire WATCH THIS EPISODE OF THE MATERNITY AND MIDWIFERY HOUR: facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live This programme is supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
01:04:08
October 23, 2020
4. Loss & Bereavement: An Empty Cot - Clare Beesley (Bereavement Midwife) and Kirsty Knight (4Louis)
The loss of a baby, whatever the gestation, is a devastating event for mothers and their families. It is crucial that care and support is tailored to the needs of the woman or birthing person and their family, culturally sensitive and aware. Timed to mark Baby Loss Week, this session will explore the key aspects of what midwives can do in terms of assessing the needs of the woman, and planning compassionate, dynamic care. We welcome Kirsty, bereaved mother and co-founder of 4Louis who is joining us to share her experience, and talk about the work that her wonderful charity does to provide support and resources for parents after miscarriage, stillbirth and child loss, and improve information for those who care for parents. Presented by: Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Educationalist; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery Contributors: Clare Beesley, Bereavement Midwife, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Bereavement Team Kirsty Knight, Co-founder and bereaved mum, 4Louis WATCH THIS EPISODE OF THE MATERNITY AND MIDWIFERY HOUR: facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live This programme is supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
01:03:27
October 16, 2020
3. Where are we now with COVID? - Professor Jim Thornton
Professor Jim Thornton from the University of Nottingham explores… What we’re discovering 6 months on What’s the science? Emerging issues and long COVID How organisations are responding and impacts on staff Lessons for midwives Episode 3 of Series 2 of the Maternity & Midwifery Hour. Presented by: Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Educationalist; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery In conversation with: Professor Jim Thornton, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham WATCH THIS EPISODE OF THE MATERNITY AND MIDWIFERY HOUR: facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live This programme is supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
01:02:09
October 9, 2020
2. Bullying: Breaking Through Despite the Odds - Professor Dame Elizabeth N. Anionwu DBE CBE
Dame Elizabeth reflects on her early life, her experiences as a young nurse, the issues that are dear to her heart, her optimism for the future and why bullying caused her to drop out of midwifery studies.   Episode 2 of Series 2 of the Maternity and Midwifery Hour    Presented by:  Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Educationalist; Co-editor, Mayes Midwifery   In conversation with:   Professor Dame Elizabeth N Anionwu DBE CBE,  Emeritus Professor of Nursing, University of West London; Patron, Sickle Cell Society; Vice-President, CPHVA; Patron, Nigerian Nurses Charitable  Association UK and  Life Patron, Mary Seacole Trust   WATCH THIS EPISODE OF THE MATERNITY AND MIDWIFERY HOUR: facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live This programme is supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
01:04:48
October 2, 2020
1. Pandemic planning: International Perspectives - Professor Grace Edwards, Hannah Dahlen AM & Jennie Joseph
Highlights from our Summer festivals - The Wales & South-West Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2020 and the International Maternity Experience 2020. Professor Grace Edwards - Educational Practice (Uganda) | WATCH: https://vimeo.com/456125351  Hannah Dahlen AM - Birth in the Time of COVID-19 | WATCH: https://vimeo.com/458940649 Jennie Joseph - Common sense childbirth: improving outcomes for women and children – lessons from the USA | WATCH: https://vimeo.com/456550584 Welcome back to the Maternity & Midwifery Hour! WATCH THIS EPISODE OF THE MATERNITY AND MIDWIFERY HOUR: facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live This programme is supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk
01:26:56
September 25, 2020
*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
34:08
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
01:16:15
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
01:01:01
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.
01:04:17
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
01:03:04
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
01:04:04
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
01:01:59
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,
01:02:21
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
01:02:04
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
01:00:30
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
59:05
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
01:01:43
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
01:00:10
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