All-Ireland Maternity & Midwifery Festival

February 2020’s first ever, free to attend, live streamed All-Ireland Maternity and Midwifery Festival may have coincided with Storm Ciara, but it didn’t stop over 420 healthcare professionals joining us in Dublin and 619 live stream views over the course of the day. The world is a very different place to when we last met in Dublin. COVID-19 has tested health services and the staff who work across the NHS to the limit. Midwives and their colleagues have had to show tremendous resilience and innovation, in difficult circumstances, to continue to meet the needs of pregnant women. The 2021 All-Ireland Festival will be a time to reflect on lessons learned but also to spotlight all the other fantastic work that has continued over this period, despite the demands the virus has inflicted. Every presentation will be live streamed so you can book with confidence, knowing that your festival will go ahead online, with a full boxset available to view on demand afterwards so that you have a lasting record of all the fantastic video presentations from the day.
9 February, 2021 | All-Ireland
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February 2020’s first ever, free to attend, live streamed All-Ireland Maternity and Midwifery Festival may have coincided with Storm Ciara, but it didn’t stop over 420 healthcare professionals joining us in Dublin and 619 live stream views over the course of the day.


The world is a very different place to when we last met in Dublin. COVID-19 has tested health services and the staff who work across the NHS to the limit. Midwives and their colleagues have had to show tremendous resilience and innovation, in difficult circumstances, to continue to meet the needs of pregnant women.

The 2021 All-Ireland Festival will be a time to reflect on lessons learned but also to spotlight all the other fantastic work that has continued over this period, despite the demands the virus has inflicted.


Every presentation will be live streamed so you can book with confidence, knowing that your festival will go ahead online, with a full boxset available to view on demand afterwards so that you have a lasting record of all the fantastic video presentations from the day.


Take a look at this video from last year (below)

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9 February, 2021 | All-Ireland

All-Ireland Maternity & Midwifery Festival

Agenda

Stages
LIVE STREAM

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Morning meditation

09:00 - 09:15
Dr Maeve O’Connell Dr Maeve O’Connell

Chairs Welcome

09:15 - 09:30
Sue Macdonald Sue Macdonald

Welcome to the day

09:30 - 09:35
Margaret Quigley Margaret Quigley

Challenges facing midwifery in Ireland

09:35 - 09:55
Lynda Moore Lynda Moore

Water immersion for labour and birth compared with standard care in an Irish maternity setting

09:55 - 10:20
Paula L Barry Paula L Barry

Interventions for fear of childbirth

10:20 - 10:50
Dr Maeve O’Connell Dr Maeve O’Connell

Questions from the online audience

10:50 - 11:00

SESSION 1a: Love that birth physiology – even more: Part 2!

11:30 - 12:00
Molly O’Brien Molly O’Brien

SESSION 2a: Analysis of health and social care workers’ quality of working life and coping during the Covid-19 pandemic and Implications for practice

12:00 - 12:20
Dr Patricia Gillen Dr Patricia Gillen

Questions from the online audience

12:20 - 12:30

The Future Midwife: safe and effective care by promoting and providing continuity of care and carer

12:30 - 12:50
Verena Wallace MBE Verena Wallace MBE

LUNCH: Meet our Festival Partners and Supporters

12:50 - 13:45

SESSION 3a: Waterbirth skills and managing in Covid-19 times

13:45 - 14:05
Dianne Garland Dianne Garland

Questions from the online audience

14:05 - 14:15

SESSION 4a: Domestic violence and pregnancy in Ireland: women’s routes to seeking help and safety

14:15 - 14:35
Dr Siobán O’Brien Green Dr Siobán O’Brien Green

Questions from the online audience

14:35 - 14:45

SESSION 5a: Optimum iron dosage in pregnancy: What does the evidence tell us?

14:55 - 15:15
Avril Flynn Avril Flynn

Questions from the online audience

15:15 - 15:25

SESSION 6a: Parents Voices - The good outweighs the difficulties: women’s views on the visiting restrictions during Covid-19 in a Dublin Maternity Hospital

15:25 - 15:45
Sarah Cullen Sarah Cullen

Questions from the online audience

15:45 - 15:55

Interval | Meet our Festival Partners and Supporters

15:55 - 16:10

Working together to bring reproductive justice

16:10 - 16:30
Mars Lord Mars Lord

Closing comments

16:30 - 16:35
Sue Macdonald Sue Macdonald

Your images and feedback from the day

16:35 - 16:40
WEBINAR 1

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

SESSION 1b: Active Birth Centre (ABC)

11:30 - 12:00
Gillian Morrow Gillian Morrow

SESSION 2b: Caring for both full term and pre-term babies’ skin

12:00 - 12:20
Margaret Merrigan-Feenan Margaret Merrigan-Feenan

Questions from the online audience

12:20 - 12:30

SESSION 3b: The Nest: Bringing relaxation to maternity staff during Covid-19 Pandemic

13:45 - 14:05
Jilly Ireland Jilly Ireland

Questions from the online audience

14:05 - 14:15

SESSION 4b: The Midwifery Peer Assisted Learning and Support (My PALS) project: Transforming peer support initiatives for undergraduate midwifery students during COVID-19

14:15 - 14:35
Jean Carragher Jean Carragher

Questions from the online audience

14:35 - 14:45

SESSION 5b: Role of the midwife in developing healthy lives

14:55 - 15:15
Kathy Whyte Kathy Whyte

Questions from the online audience

15:15 - 15:25

SESSION 6b:Management & Leadership - The role of leadership and management in midwifery in the context of a Turkish midwifery educational perspective

15:25 - 15:45
Guldane Damla Kaya Guldane Damla Kaya

Questions from the online audience

15:45 - 15:55
MEET THE EXPERT

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Meet the Expert from Mummy's Star (15 minute meeting)

11:00 - 11:30
Pete Wallroth Pete Wallroth

Meet the Experts from NMC (15 minute meeting)

13:15 - 13:30
Verena Wallace MBE
Dr Jacqui Williams

Meet the Editor from MATFLIX

13:30 - 13:45
Dr Jenny Hall Dr Jenny Hall

Meet the Expert from The Practising Midwife

14:45 - 15:00
Dr Sheena Byrom OBE Dr Sheena Byrom OBE

Meet the Expert from Active Iron

15:55 - 16:10
Ian Yates Ian Yates

Speakers

Jilly Ireland
Jilly Ireland
Professional Midwifery Advocate Poole Hospital NHS Foundation
Mars Lord
Mars Lord
Coach and Birth Activist
Ian Yates
Ian Yates
National UK Lead Active Iron
Guldane Damla Kaya
Guldane Damla Kaya
Student University of Surrey
Sarah Cullen
Sarah Cullen
Bereavement CMS National Maternity Hospital
Kathy Whyte
Kathy Whyte
Midwife, Nutritionist Founder of Nurture Mum
Avril Flynn
Avril Flynn
Midwife, Childbirth Educator & Hypnobirthing practitioner Childbirth Educator & Hypnobirthing Practitioner
Dr Sheena Byrom OBE
Dr Sheena Byrom OBE
Director All4Maternity
Dr Jenny Hall
Dr Jenny Hall
Editor MATFLIX & Maternity and Midwifery Forum
Dr Jacqui Williams
Dr Jacqui Williams
Senior Midwifery Education Advisor Nursing and Midwifery Council
Jean Carragher
Jean Carragher
Midwife Lecturer Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dr Siobán O’Brien Green
Dr Siobán O’Brien Green
Ussher Postgraduate Fellow, Trinity Research in Childhood Centre Trinity College Dublin
Dr Maeve O’Connell
Dr Maeve O’Connell
Senior Lecturer in Midwifery School of Healthcare Sciences, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University
Dianne Garland
Dianne Garland
Midwifery Consultant and Author http://midwifeexpert.co.uk/
Verena Wallace MBE
Verena Wallace MBE
Senior Midwifery Advisor (Policy), Education and Standards and Standards Nursing and Midwifery Council
Margaret Merrigan-Feenan
Margaret Merrigan-Feenan
Clinical Midwife Manager Antenatal Educator and Family Planning Counsellor
Dr Patricia Gillen
Dr Patricia Gillen
Head of Research and Development for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Southern Health and Social Care Trust/Reader Ulster University
Gillian Morrow
Gillian Morrow
Midwife, Maternity Services Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT
Molly O’Brien
Molly O’Brien
Midwife, Associate Lecturer Creator and Teacher of ‘Biomechanics for Birth’ courses for birth professionals and associates and a birth preparation class cal
Pete Wallroth
Pete Wallroth
CEO and Founder Mummy's Star
Paula L Barry
Paula L Barry
Practice Development Co-ordinator (ADoM&N) Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital
Lynda Moore
Lynda Moore
Staff Midwife, Cork University Maternity Hospital;
Margaret Quigley
Margaret Quigley
National lead for Midwifery & Director Office of Nursing and Midwifery Services (ONMSD)
Sue Macdonald
Sue Macdonald
Midwifery Consultant and Educationalist Conference Chair Maternity and Midwifery Festivals

Partners

The Practising Midwife
The Practising Midwife
The Nursing and Midwifery Council
The Nursing and Midwifery Council
Mummy's Star
Mummy's Star
MATFLIX
MATFLIX
Active Iron
Active Iron