Event Preview: London Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2018

By Paul Rushworth, Midwifery Forum

The London Maternity & Midwifery Festival returns to the Ilec Conference Centre, London on Tuesday 13th February 2018.

To date more than 1500 midwives and student midwives have signed up to attend this year’s event, will you be joining us in London?

This free to attend professional study day and exhibition continues to grow in popularity with all practitioners caring for mothers, babies and families who want to update their skills and gain over 10 hours in total of both participatory and individual learning towards their revalidation requirements.

That’s right, by attending this event you will have completed 10 hours of participatory learning towards your revalidation, completely free! You will also receive a free “box set” of all of the videos, podcasts and presentations made at the event.

 

Watch presentations from last year’s event here:

 

687 midwives, health visitors and allied healthcare professionals attended our last London Maternity & Midwifery Festival, where they heard from leading experts on a wide range of topics including the latest thinking on still birth, bereaved parents, CMV, antenatal nurturing, neonatal care, prenatal screening and more.

 

 

Presentations at this year’s event include:

The Maternity Transformation Programme – where we are now
Claire Mathews, Deputy Head of Maternity Services, NHS England

Current initiatives for improving safety for newborns
Michele Upton, Head of Maternity and Neonatal Transformation Programmes, NHS Improvement

What do women really want from breastfeeding education and promotion?
Dr Amy Brown, Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, Associate Professor, University of Swansea

Are we moving forward with the role of consultant midwives in the UK?
Caitlin Wilson, Consultant Midwife, Representative for UK Consultant Midwives’ Network

An exploration of the incorporation of the newborn examination into the pre-registration midwifery curriculum based on the views of experienced midwifery neonatal examiners
Rachel Stanyer, Midwifery Lecturer, Plymouth University

How to look after mums after they have left the hospital, before they leave! Maternal mental health: the loneliness issue
Katie Massie-Taylor, Co-founder, Mush
Sarah Hesz, Co-founder, Mush

Deaf Nest: Improving pregnancy and childbirth experience for deaf parents
Paulina Ewa Sporek, Midwife, Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust

“Confident Birth”: How to lessen fear and stress during birth
Susanna Heli, Physiotherapist and Author ‘Confident Birth

Keep up to date with the latest speakers and agenda updates on the London Maternity & Midwifery Festival website here.

 

 

The Exhibition:

As well as full day of presentations and seminars, delegates to the London Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2018 can explore the latest products and services for the midwifery sector in our formula-free exhibition area.

All delegates receive a delegate bag and there are plenty of free samples around the exhibition area so you could go home with a haul like this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitors at this year’s event include:

 

 

To find out more about the London Maternity & Midwifery Festival, including how to book your place visit the festival website here, we hope to see you in February!

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