43 episodes

A podcast for the thinking woman, not afraid to question the current policy based maternity system. Hosted by the Virtual Midwife, Karen Wilmot who left hospital work to unlearn everything she knew and relearn it in a way that remains true to her calling to be "with women". In this podcast she shares lessons from the labor room, women's wisdom, interviews with thought leaders and discussions with change makers, along with transformational lessons and meditations for pregnancy and birth.

The Virtual Midwife The Virtual Midwife

    • Kids & Family

A podcast for the thinking woman, not afraid to question the current policy based maternity system. Hosted by the Virtual Midwife, Karen Wilmot who left hospital work to unlearn everything she knew and relearn it in a way that remains true to her calling to be "with women". In this podcast she shares lessons from the labor room, women's wisdom, interviews with thought leaders and discussions with change makers, along with transformational lessons and meditations for pregnancy and birth.

    Tristan and Chanelle

    Tristan and Chanelle

    Tristan put significant effort into being an awesome "daddy doula" and says that his biggest gift was knowing how to be fully present for Chanelle through her labor. He is in awe of the power of birth and was transformed by the exchange of energy during the pushing phase.

    Chanelle shares how Pethidine gave her a chance to get some rest and helped her through the most intense part of her labor. Being aware of the power of suggestion gave her a deep insight into other peoples beliefs about birth without impacting her own belief system and enabled her to confidently decline the offer of an epidural.

    Her labor progressed so fast that there was no time for her to be moved to the delivery room and we talk about how this was a blessing in disguise. 

    If you would like to share your birth story, I would love to hear it. Stories connect us through shared experience and now more then ever we need reminding of our shared connection. Please book a spot here (https://thevirtualmidwife.setmore.com/)

    More about me and how I can help you here (https://www.thevirtualmidwife.com/)  

    https://www.thevirtualmidwife.com/

    • 35 min
    From Hospital to Home Birth at 38 Weeks

    From Hospital to Home Birth at 38 Weeks

    Nicole was planning a hospital birth with her second baby due in April 2020 - which was predicted to be a busy time for hospitals due to Coronavirus. With the uncertainty of having to move rooms and the possibility of not being able to have her husband with her, they decided to have a home birth instead.
    It was not an easy decision to make and Nicole admits that her husband was initially concerned about what would happen if "something went wrong". Together with their midwife, they talked through all the possibilities and learned how midwives manage complications at home.

    Listen to her story and if you would like to share YOUR story, I would love to hear it. It doesn't matter if english is not your first language or if you think you have an accent - if you feel called to share your story just click  here (https://thevirtualmidwife.setmore.com/) and let's chat.

    More about me and how  I can help you here (https://www.thevirtualmidwife.com/)
    More about Nicole here (https://mamasandmisses.com/)

    A message from Nicole

    If you’re ever looking for free information from the perspective of a mama and Physical Therapist, I put out videos weekly on my YouTube channel Mamas & Misses. I also offer 1 on 1 virtual Physical Therapy consultations for moms and offer an Online Postpartum Recovery Course for those interested in on-demand online learning  Learn more on my website https://mamasandmisses.com/ . 

    Dr. Nicole Bringer, DPT

    Owner of Mamas & Misses, LLC

    Email: nicole@mamasandmisses.com (mailto:nicole@mamasandmisses.com)

    Phone: (616)466-4889

    • 25 min
    A review of perinatal social support interventions for asylum seeking and refugee women resident in Europe

    A review of perinatal social support interventions for asylum seeking and refugee women resident in Europe

    An interview with Marie Claire Balaam who submitted a poster presentation to the VIDM 2020 entitled A review of perinatal social support interventions for asylum seeking and refugee women resident in Europe
    In this interview you will learn more about 
    The presenters
    Why they chose this topic 
    The main message of the poster
    The key findings
    Where they see this research going. 
    Visit www.vidm.org (http://www.vidm.org/) for more information on VIDM 2020
    Abstract
    In 2018 over 638,000 people applied for asylum in Europe, half of these were women. Asylum seeking and refugee women frequently experience socioeconomic marginalisation, low levels of social support and poor physical and mental health, often exacerbated in the perinatal period, when women struggle to access optimal maternal healthcare.
    There is a lack of evidence on which interventions are most effective in addressing the needs of asylum and refugee women at this time. In order to fill this gap a Critical Interpretive Synthesis was undertaken. Our findings suggest community befriending interventions may be most effective in supporting asylum seeking and refugee women in this period. There is little evidence that asylum seeking and refugee women have been consulted as to what support would be most useful to them. 
    The involvement of asylum seeking and refugee women in the design of future interventions is paramount in ensuring that their needs are met.

    • 10 min
    Normalizing Pregnancy and Birth Rates with Advanced Midwifery Practice in Sligo University Hospital

    Normalizing Pregnancy and Birth Rates with Advanced Midwifery Practice in Sligo University Hospital

    An interview with Roisin Lennon who submitted a poster presentation to the VIDM 2020 entitled Normalizing Pregnancy and Birth Rates with Advanced Midwifery Practice in Sligo University Hospital
    In this interview you will learn more about 
    The presenters
    Why they chose this topic 
    The main message of the poster
    The key findings
    Where they see this research going. 
    Visit www.vidm.org for more information on VIDM 2020
    Abstract
    In 2016, a service needs analysis identified the need for an alternative pathway to provide care for women with pre-existing medical problems, raised BMI and those wishing to have a vaginal birth after CS.The Irish National Maternity Strategy helped validate the need for an advanced practice service in Sligo choice and continuity for women out with traditional midwife led care inclusion criteria. The service has proven to be
    a safe and popular option with a high number of vaginal births, a lower CS
    rate, reduced number of interventions yet with no increase of adverse outcomes.
    This has been shown through ongoing review and service users’ feedback.-2017-155 (18%) AMP care. 82%
    vaginal birth (69% SUH). 18% CS (31% SUH)2018-226 (17%) AMP care. 79%
    vaginal birth (63% SUH). 21% CS (37% SUH)initial;2019-271 (20%) AMP care. 83%
    vaginal birth (65% SUH). 17% CS (35% SUH).

    • 8 min
    Early Detection of Post Partum Depression (PPD) in Women 1 - 2 weeks Post Partum.

    Early Detection of Post Partum Depression (PPD) in Women 1 - 2 weeks Post Partum.

    An interview with Erika Agung Mulyaningsih who submitted a poster presentation to the VIDM 2020 entitled Early Detection of Post Partum Depression (PPD) in Women 1 - 2 weeks Post Partum. 
    In this interview you will learn more about 
    The presenters
    Why they chose this topic 
    The main message of the poster
    The key findings
    Where they see this research going. 
    Visit www.vidm.org for more information on VIDM 2020
    As part of a midwifery cultural exchange between
    The Ohio State University and The University of Chester operating on the
    Bailiwick of Jersey, two American graduate nursing students traveled to Jersey
    in March 2020. A primary purpose of the exchange is to observe and examine
    differences in midwifery scope and practice in differing environments.While Jersey is not part of the UK or its health system, it is a
    British Crown dependency and uses guidelines from the Royal College of
    Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) to guide practice. A substantial practice difference recommendation between RCOG and
    the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) noted was that
    of screening and treatment guidelines related to maternal colonization of group
    B streptococcus in the prevention of GBS early-onset disease (GBS EOD) in
    neonates.

    • 7 min
    The VRLE Project Virtual Reality Learning Environments - reconfiguring healthcare education

    The VRLE Project Virtual Reality Learning Environments - reconfiguring healthcare education

    An interview with Denyse King who submitted a poster presentation to the VIDM 2020 entitled The VRLE Project Virtual Reality Learning Environments - reconfiguring healthcare education
    In this interview you will learn more about 
    The presenter
    Why she chose this topic 
    The main message of the poster
    The key findings
    Where she would like to see this research going. 
    Visit www.vidm.org for more information on VIDM 2020

    • 17 min

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