Student-led midwifery conference is huge success

Categories: School of Health and Society

To celebrate the International Day of the Midwife (5 May), we spoke to student midwife Alex Taylor about the recent success of the Midwifery Society conference.

The Midwifery Society held a conference on Friday 21 April called "The Fourth Trimester". The conference was based on postnatal care and the charities, organisations and services which often step in to help families. 

Speakers included Positive about Down's Syndrome, Proud 2B Parents (supporting LGBT+ parents), Nicola Cross (an osteopath), Dance Like a Mother (babywearing), Mummy's Star (cancer diagnosed in and around pregnancy), an infant feeding specialist (IBCLC consultant) and Evie Canavan (who spoke about her personal experience of postpartum psychosis and her journey in recovering and being a founder of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week). 

Alex explains: “These services are really important with our stretched NHS postnatal care service. We hoped to increase awareness for our students of all the services available, so that they can help signpost the parents they support as midwives.”

The society also held a raffle for their chosen charity of the year (Mummy's Star) and raised £254.95. 

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