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I am an NHS obstetrician hoping to share some thoughts and experiences about my working life. Maybe you enjoy call the midwife, perhaps birth fascinates, or you are simply curious about what exactly an obstetrician is? You might be pregnant and preparing for birth right now. Perhaps you work in maternity care and want to know what makes your obstetric colleagues tick, or you want some fresh ideas and inspiration. Whichever of these is the case TheObsPod is for you. Each episode contains 'the zesty bit' the essence of what I hope you will take away from listening. I do hope you will subscribe and enjoy joining me. Find me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod & explore #MatExp matexp.org.uk to find out more about women and staff working together to improve maternity services. With thanks to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.uk for my beautiful artwork

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    • Health & Fitness

I am an NHS obstetrician hoping to share some thoughts and experiences about my working life. Maybe you enjoy call the midwife, perhaps birth fascinates, or you are simply curious about what exactly an obstetrician is? You might be pregnant and preparing for birth right now. Perhaps you work in maternity care and want to know what makes your obstetric colleagues tick, or you want some fresh ideas and inspiration. Whichever of these is the case TheObsPod is for you. Each episode contains 'the zesty bit' the essence of what I hope you will take away from listening. I do hope you will subscribe and enjoy joining me. Find me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod & explore #MatExp matexp.org.uk to find out more about women and staff working together to improve maternity services. With thanks to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.uk for my beautiful artwork

    Episode 76 Black History Month

    Episode 76 Black History Month

    This episode celebrates the theme of Black History Month 2021 - Proud to be
    Please do also go back and listen to one of my previous episodes Ally and explore the Brown Mama Brown me podcast.

    Want to know more?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/1p7r3fkpsWTbQ9shCFh1QXc/betty-campbell
    https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/news/proud-to-be-black-history-month-uk-launches-theme-for-black-history-month-2021/ 
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/sep/25/bernardine-evaristo-on-a-childhood-shaped-by-racism-i-was-never-going-to-give-up

    If you have enjoyed my podcast please do share your thoughts by leaving a review on your podcast provider or get in touch. I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. if you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.
      My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.uk

    • 14 min
    Episode 75 Signs of Life

    Episode 75 Signs of Life

    This episode recorded for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021 discusses the difficulties of baby loss at extremely preterm birth , the challenge of how you classify live birth and still birth & some of the implications for parents.
    This may be an episode that triggers difficult feelings and memories for many so take care of yourself and make sure now is the right time for you to listen before you start.

    Want to know more?
    https://www.sands.org.uk/sites/default/files/Position%20statement%20Birth%20and%20death%20certificates%202014.pdf
    https://timms.le.ac.uk/signs-of-life/guidance.html
    https://timms.le.ac.uk/signs-of-life/guidance-visual-summary.html
    https://hubble-live-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/bapm/file_asset/file/31/outcome-of-births-infographic-201909111005-colour.pdf
    https://nbcpathway.org.uk/

    If you have enjoyed my podcast please do share your thoughts by leaving a review on your podcast provider or get in touch. I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. if you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.
      My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.uk

    • 23 min
    Episode 74 Blue Light

    Episode 74 Blue Light

    What role do ambulance services play in maternity care & how can we work with them to improve pre hospital maternity care?

    Want to know more?
    https://www.londonambulance.nhs.uk/calling-us/calling-999/advice-if-you-are-due-to-give-birth/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7783920/
    https://www.mamaacademy.org.uk/professionals-hub/midwifery-resources/ambulance-call-cards/
    http://www.londonscn.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Enhancing-Safety-through-Communication-Amanda-Mansfield.pdf
    Follow @pandorabethan & @DawnKerslake consultant midwives in ambulance services

    If you have enjoyed my podcast please do share your thoughts by leaving a review on your podcast provider or get in touch. I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. if you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.
      My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.uk

    • 25 min
    Episode 73 Diabetes in Pregnancy

    Episode 73 Diabetes in Pregnancy

    How do we care for women with a diagnosis of diabetes when they are pregnant & why is the extra care we give so important? In this episode I  explore existing diabetes and gestational diabetes and the differences  and similarities between them and the impact they have on pregnancy experience and outcome.

    Want to know more?
    NICE guidance: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng3
    https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD012327.pub2/full
    GDM & the risk of stillbirth https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1471-0528.15659

    Help & information for pregnant women
    https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/life-with-diabetes/pregnancy/during-pregnancy
    https://abcd.care/dtn-education/diabetes-tech-in-pregnancy
    https://www.gestationaldiabetes.co.uk/gestational-diabetes-support/
    https://jdrf.org.uk/news/nhs-access-to-cgm-for-pregnant-women-with-type-1-diabetes-begins-in-england/

    If you have enjoyed my podcast please do share your thoughts by leaving a review on your podcast provider or get in touch. I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. if you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.
     My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.uk

    • 30 min
    Episode 72 Respect

    Episode 72 Respect

    Today is World Patient Safety day World Pt safety day , this year focusing on safe and respectful maternity and newborn care.
    Here are some of my thoughts on how we may provide that without our own opinions and bias getting in the way. 

    Want to know more?
    World Patient Safety Day 2021 (who.int)
    Alice Ladur's research
    https://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12884-018-1704-6
    BRAIN decision making tool :
    https://doulatoothers.com/using-brain-acronym-informed-choices/

    If you have enjoyed my podcast please do share your thoughts by leaving a review on your podcast provider or get in touch. I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. if you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.
      My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.uk

    • 20 min
    Episode 71 Gem's Story

    Episode 71 Gem's Story

    Gem is an obstetrician and has recently become a new mum with her wife Emma. I was delighted when she offered to share her journey to parenthood the good and the less than ideal so that we can learn how to improve our services to support same sex parents as they become a family.

    Gem can be contacted on twitter @gem_goodyear

    Want to know more?
    https://www.hfea.gov.uk/i-am/fertility-treatment-for-lgbt-people/
    https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/trying-for-a-baby/having-a-baby-if-you-are-lgbt-plus/
    https://www.nct.org.uk/pregnancy/same-sex-parents/two-mum-families-sharing-experiences-and-support

    & Slightly outdated  https://www.stonewall.org.uk/resources/pregnant-pause-guide-lesbians-how-get-pregnant

    If you have enjoyed my podcast please do share your thoughts by leaving a review on your podcast provider or get in touch. I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. if you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.
      My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.uk

    • 53 min

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