International Day of the Midwife
MATFLIX celebrates midwives with the Maternity & Midwifery Forum
The theme for International Day of the Midwife 2020 is Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilise, unite – our time is NOW!
MATFLIX – video streaming from maternity experts – is joining with the Maternity & Midwifery Forum in this spirt and together presenting a full day of international video highlights and live streamed interviews and discussions with maternity leaders. From 10am to 8.30pm (BST), the day promises to be full of top presentations from past Maternity & Midwifery Festivals, reflections and studio discussions from maternity leaders and input from across the world.
Drop in at any point throughout the day and join us for the stream as it suits you, watch live here. Speakers include:
Jess Phillips MP, Shadow Minister (Home Office)
Roy Lilley, Health Policy Analyst, Writer and Broadcaster
Professor Lesley Page CBE, Visiting Professor, King’s College London
Karen Jewell, Nursing Officer for Maternity and Early Years, Office of the CNO Wales
Professor Soo Downe OBE, Professor of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire
Professor Mary J Renfrew, Professor of Mother and Infant Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Dundee;
The order of play is available here.
International Day of the Midwife was first celebrated May 5th 1991, and has since been observed in over 50 nations around the world. The idea of having a day to recognise and honour midwives came out of the 1987 International Confederation of Midwives conference in the Netherlands.
THE AGENDA (Subject to change)
10.00: Live discussion – looking to the future
Roy Lilley, Health Policy Analyst, Writer and Broadcaster 10.30: Guest talk – Domestic violence in pregnancy – the midwife’s role Jess Phillips MP, Shadow Minister (Home Office) 11.00: Live discussion – COVID-19 Professor Mary J Renfrew BSc RN RM PhD FRSE, Professor of Mother and Infant Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Dundee 11.30: Video highlights – Insights from transforming UK maternity Services (IME 19) Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, Chief Midwifery Officer, England 12.15: Live discussion – Leadership Professor Lesley Page CBE, Visiting Professor, King’s College London Professor Soo Downe OBE, Professor of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire 13.00: The Practising Midwife Live Studio Dr Anna Byrom and & guests 13.30: International video highlights – Midwifery: a global update – what this means for normal labour and birth Fran McConville, Midwifery Advisor, World Health Organisation Growing a family with dignity Dr Neel Shah, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, USA 14.30: Live discussion – Women’s Choices: Waterbirth and COVID-19 Dianne Garland, Midwifery Consultant and author 15.00: Video highlights – Midwifery practice & the revised RCOG guidelines on Group B Strep Jane Plumb MBE, Chief Executive, Group B Strep Support 15.30: Live discussion – Group B Strep Support update Jane Plumb CBE, Chief Executive, Group B Strep Support Lynsey White 16.00: Video highlights – Breastfeeding as a public health issue…who really decides how we feed our babies? Professor Amy Brown, Professor of Child Public Health, Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, Swansea University Seeding baby’s microbiome – how baby’s bacterial start can change their life Bridget Supple, Founder, You Baby’s Biome 17.00 Guests & interviews (Inter) National focus Karen Jewell, Nursing Officer for Maternity and Early Years, Office of the CNO Wales 17.30: Video highlights – Norwegian manual perineum protection technique Hana Kleprlikova, Midwife, Croydon University Hospital; Charles University, Prague Midwife-led physical activity classes during pregnancy Abigail Holmes, Consultant Midwife, Cardiff and Vale UHB 18.00: Guests & interviews – Maternity and Midwifery Forum Advisory Panel Ask the experts session Dr Jenny Hall, Editor, MATFLIX Dianne Garland, Midwifery Consultant and Author Judy Evans, RM RN, RCN Midwifery Committee member Sue Macdonald, Co-author, Mayes Midwifery, Curator, Maternity and Midwifery Festivals Professor Amy Brown, Professor of Child Public Health, Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, Swansea University 18.45: Video highlights – Normal birth: changing the conversation Professor Soo Downe OBE, Professor in Midwifery Studies, University of Central Lancashire Dr Sheena Byrom OBE, Consultant Midwife/Director, All4Maternity 19.45: Video highlights – Stillbirth: Death By another name David Monteith, Actor, Director, Stillbirth Activist and Founder, Grace in Action