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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

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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.

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

    18: 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
    17: Normalizing Pregnancy and Birth Rates with Advanced Midwifery Practice in Sligo University Hospital

    17: 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
    16: Early Detection of Post Partum Depression (PPD) in Women 1 - 2 weeks Post Partum.

    16: 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
    15: The VRLE Project Virtual Reality Learning Environments - reconfiguring healthcare education

    15: 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
    14: A Comparison of the Prevention of Early-Onset Group B Streptococcal Disease in Neonates

    14: A Comparison of the Prevention of Early-Onset Group B Streptococcal Disease in Neonates

    Could you present yourself - name and affiliation?
    Could you tell a brief bit about yourself?
    What is the topic for the poster?
    How did you come to choose this topic?
    What is your main message?
    What were your key findings while doing the poster project?
    Where do you see this research going?

    • 12 min
    13: The Virtual International Day of the Midwife - Karen Wilmot

    13: The Virtual International Day of the Midwife - Karen Wilmot

    Getting to know Karen Wilmot - committee member for the VIDM 2020 (https://vidm.org/)
    My name is Karen Wilmot and I am a free spirited, entrepreneurial midwife living in Cape Town, South Africa. This is my first year on the VIDM committee and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with change makers from around the world.
    I believe that the choices available to women about where they give birth and who attends them are becoming increasingly regulated and limited. At the same time, access to vast amounts of information is available at the touch of a button and the function of the family and community has been replaced by online support groups and forums. It seems that the more connected we become, the more disconnected we feel.
    Being part of the VIDM is an opportunity to connect, collaborate and drive change by harnessing the power of technology to drive access to resources that reflect the true essence of birth and being “with women” and empowering women to get the choices, recognition, and respect that they deserve.

    • 13 min

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