Welcome to the International Maternity Experience 2020 live stream! Join expert speakers from around the world to explore “Maternity Services after COVID-19: Recovery, Resilience, Sustainability & Rights”.

COVID-19 has presented a huge challenge to maternity and midwifery services worldwide, laying bare shocking inequalities across healthcare and challenging the resilience and sustainability of maternity services.

What have we learned, what will persist and what has to be recovered from and made sustainable? The International Maternity Experience brought to you by Maternity & Midwifery Forum, The Practising Midwife and All4Maternity will be live streamed on this page from the 9th – 11th September. 3 days of leadership, education and clinical updates to keep you abreast of latest developments and innovations at the click of a mouse.

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Please use the links below to quickly access all of the resources you will need to participate in today’s event:

> The Live Stream

> Pre-recorded Seminars

> The International Maternity Experience Live Stream Schedule (opens in new tab)

> The Evaluation Form

> Downloadable Delegate Resources (opens in new tab)

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The Live Stream

The live stream for this event has now ended on this page. Instead we invite you to join us on Wednesday 9th September for a series of masterclasses premiering on YouTube throughout the day:

09:30 – Masterclass 1: The NMC: Agile regulation in COVID-19 times
Dr Jacqui Williams, Senior Midwifery Advisor (Education), Education and Standards
Verena Wallace, Senior Midwifery Advisor (Policy), Education and Standards, Nursing and Midwifery Council
WATCH LIVE HERE AT 9:30: https://youtu.be/JIJAjsoW0Cc

11:30 – Masterclass 2: Compassionate Leadership
Dr Sheena Byrom OBE, Consultant Midwife and Director, All4Maternity
Professor Michael West, Senior Visiting Fellow, The King’s Fund; Professor of Organisational Psychology, Lancaster University
WATCH LIVE HERE AT 11:30: https://youtu.be/bVXAq33D2gI  

14:00 – Masterclass 3: Sustaining Waterbirth During a Global Pandemic
Dianne Garland, Midwifery Consultant and Author, Waterbirth – an attitude to care and Barbara Harper, Midwife and Founder, Waterbirth International, USA
WATCH LIVE HERE AT 14:00: https://youtu.be/iJhcZ8vLQzQ

Pre-recorded Seminars

As well as the Masterclasses above we also have a number of pre-recorded seminars which will premiered on YouTube throughout the event, and of course all of the presentations from this event will be available to view on demand.

Tuesday 8th September

WATCH LIVE HERE AT 13:30: https://youtu.be/8Zm9l0x8jvU
Online teaching & learning – students and academics learning in a new environment
Alicia Burnett,  Editor, The Student Midwife. COVID-19 Cohorts Blog and Dr Jenny McNeill, Lead Midwife for Education/Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast
WATCH LIVE HERE AT 14:00: https://youtu.be/3LOmIHVdo44

COVID-19 pandemic impact in pregnancy: an international web-based cross-sectional survey on a sample of pregnant women

Deborah Froiio,Staff Midwife, Italy

WATCH LIVE HERE AT 14.25: https://youtu.be/wpf8DEKDj1E 
Tackling unequal ethnic outcomes

Tinuke Awe and Clotilde Rebecca Abe, Founders, FivexMore campaign 

WATCH LIVE HERE AT 15.20: https://youtu.be/E18ix22MfSk
Safety investigations – COVID-19 challenges, changes and shared learning

Louise Page, Acting Clinical Director, HSIB and Louise Pye, Head of Family Engagement, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

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