Recently, I was asked by Dr. Gloria Esegbona from the @ to share some of my thoughts on birth trauma at the latest
#artofbirth16 summit at Kings College London. My first thought, as always was…. do you mean physical? or psychological?… I was assured that her latest event would be addressing both. Time to learn & grow 💚💜❤
And so how can we as midwives prevent physical birth trauma?
Quiz – Which methods of pushing during vaginal delivery and pelvic floor relate to which perineal outcomes?
(No peeking at the link to get the answers first!)
-incidence of instrumental and cesarean delivery?
-incidence of postpartum hemorrhage?
-fetal heart rate (FHR) abnormalities?
No peeking at the answers link before you comment/answer below!
(We are still awaiting more evidence in any case)!
And so what about the psychological trauma and the 2nd victim…the midwife?
I was quoted on this day when talking about “superhero midwives” – healthy, well-supported
#midwives lead to healthy, well-supported mums. #artofbirth16…It is true…so many people wanting to do good….some burning out. Some traumatised.
I thank you all for hearing about my work on the wellbeing of midwives in the workplace.
I had some really great panel questions too…What I loved most about this conference was that I managed to receive lots of
#Oxyhugs and create #myomos with so many inspiring midwives, doulas, students and others wanting to support each other, share and learn 💚💜❤.. I can’t wait to see some of you in the near future and learn more about how you have turned these lessons into practice. 💚💜❤
Until next time – look after yourselves and each other #GetYourGeekOn 💚💜❤