On Wednesday 18th September around 400 Midwives, Student Midwives and Health Care Practitioners are expected to gather at Cardiff City Stadium to attend the Wales & South West Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2019.

If you are unable to join us on the day, don’t worry! Not only will 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 18th September.

Our viewing schedule for the day is listed below:

09.15 Chair’s welcome
Sue Macdonald, Midwifery Consultant 

09.30 Evidenced based practice. How far have we come and what do we still need to know? 
Professor Julia Sanders, Professor of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery, Cardiff University

09.50 Leadership, influencing and changing practice
Jennifer Clarke, ‘Jenny the Midwife’

10.10 Art, birth and culture
Laura Godfrey-Isaacs, Community Midwife, King’s College Hospital 

10.30 Questions and discussion

10.50 Professional box sets launch
Dr Jenny Hall, Video Box Set Editor, Maternity Experts
Neil Stewart, Editorial Director, Maternity and Midwifery Forum

11.00 Keynote speech:
Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary For Health And Social Services

11:30 The value of box sets – how to access, use and benefit
Dr Jenny Hall, Video Box Set Editor, Maternity Experts
Neil Stewart, Editorial Director, Maternity and Midwifery Forum

12.00 Management challenges Seminar Stream

The 5 year vision for maternity services in Wales
Karen Jewell, Nursing Officer for Maternity and Early Years, Office of the CNO Wales, Welsh Govt

New born screening: national perspectives
Dr Bryan Beattie, Consultant in Obstetrics, Fetal and Maternity Medicine, University Hospital of Wales; Founder, Owner and Director, Innermost Healthcare 

Improving care for mothers and babies – a network approach
Ann Remmers, Clinical Director, South West Maternity Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Clinical Network Regional Maternity Safety Champion; Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead, West of England Academic Health Science Network

14:00 Finding myself again: establishing a midwife-led clinic to treat birth trauma
Susie Moore, Associate Professor, Swansea University

14:35 Midwife-led physical activity classes during pregnancy: preparing the body for labour and birth, supporting women to healthy and active in pregnancy
Abigail Holmes, Consultant Midwife, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

15:20 How to deal with stress and build resilience within the healthcare profession – through laughter! 
Deborah Hodson & Denise Tooley-Okonkwo, LOL Laughter Works

15.50 Wales and South West Maternity & Midwifery Festival Awards
Karen Jewell, Nursing Officer for Maternity and Early Years, Office of the CNO Wales, Welsh Government
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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