On Wednesday 27th November around 400 Midwives, Student Midwives and Health Care Practitioners are expected to gather at Murrayfield Stadium to attend the Scotland Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2019.

If you are unable to join us on the day, don’t worry! Not only will many of the presentations from the day be made available to view on demand on our Maternity & Midwifery YouTube channel, you can also watch a live stream of the conference and chat with your fellow midwives right here on this page.

You can also follow the festival proceedings on social media by following the #MidwiferyForum hashtag.

The live stream will run below from 09:15-16:45 on Wednesday 27th November 2019.

Our viewing schedule for the day is listed below:

09.15 Chair’s welcome
Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Consultant 

09.30 Transforming midwifery education – the new Future Midwife standards
Professor Mary Renfrew FRSE, Lead Advisor to NMC for the Review of Pre-registration Midwifery Standards

09.55 Humanising Birth
Professor Lesley Page CBE, Visiting Professor in Midwifery, King’s College London

10.30 Informed Consent: Human Rights and Respect in Maternity Care
Maria Booker, Programmes Director and Nadine Montgomery, Patron, Birthrights

11.00 Questions and discussion

11.15 Break

11.30 Prevention of haemolytic disease of the fetus and new born: reducing risk through evidence and education
Susan Cottrell, Transfusion, Education Nurse Specialist, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

12:00 How to have an informed choice conversation in practice
Maria Booker, Programmes, Director, Birthrights

12:35 “I was thinking like this woman’s actually going to die.” A study to explore obstetric emergencies
Dr Lyz Howie, Midwife Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland

13:10 Tracking and traceability of milk products – using barcode technologies to help improve safety and reduce risk
John Muircroft, Consultant, Sciamed Ltd

13:45 Implementing the Future Midwife standards for preregistration education in Scotland
Fiona Gibb, Senior Midwifery Lecturer and Lead Midwife for Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University

14:20 Preventing PTSD post childbirth through compassion: how the interactions between women, midwives, and maternity services influence women’s childbirth experiences and subsequent trauma
Dr Jenny Patterson, Midwife and Research Fellow, Edinburgh Napier University

14:55 Break

15:30 Is skin to skin so radical?
Jennifer Clarke, ‘Jenny The Midwife’

16.00 Scotland Maternity & Midwifery Festival Awards
Introduced by Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Consultant and Festival Chair

16:30 Evaluation, revalidation and closing comments
Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Consultant

16:45 Close of festival

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