Enabling expectant parents to make informed choices about pregnancy and birth has been a key concern for both parents-to-be and maternity professionals over the past few years. For pregnant women in the UK, it seems there have never been so many options.
Sadly, when a baby dies – in utero or during birth – even the best laid plans are upended. Steph Wild (Founder) and Chris Binnie (Trustee) from the charity Beyond Bea both have personal experience of baby loss and how the choices and how many of the choices that were available to them as the parents of living babies were taken away as soon as their child died.
In their presentation to the London Maternity & Midwifery Festival, they stressed the importance of offering bereaved parents as many choices as possible – including offering skin to skin, offering appropriate cots, discussing whether or not the mother wants to suppress her breast milk or express and donate it.
Our upcoming event: ALL- IRELAND 2020
The All-Ireland Maternity & Midwifery Festival will take place at Croke Park in Dublin on Tuesday 11th February 2020.
This midwifery revalidation training event will offer a top quality professional programme and a great opportunity for organisations looking to showcase their products and campaigns to our influential audience. Expect expert speakers, engaging seminars, plus our trademark, glitzy regional awards – all of which can count towards revalidation.
London 2019 saw over 1700 maternity and midwifery professionals and aspiring midwives come together to attend the London Maternity and Midwifery Festival or to watch the live stream.