International Workshop: “Medicalized” Childbirth as a Public Problem Sept 29 & 30, 2016

“Medicalized” Childbirth as a Public Problem:  Risk Culture(s), Gender Politics, Techno-Reflexivities International Workshop/Ehess, 29-30 September 2016 International Workshop: Ehess, 29-30 September 2016 Amphithéâtre François-Furet 105 Boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris Organizers:  Sezin Topçu (CEMS/IMM-CNRS-EHESS) &  Ilana Löwy (Cermes3-INSERM-EHESS). More details about the workshop here. Download the pdf here.

Training School details announced (Spain, Nov 23-25, 2016)

UPDATE: We have extended the deadline for applications to Friday, September 30, 2016. Applicants will  be told if they have been successful Friday, October 7, 2016. Are you working on longitudinal cohort studies in maternity care, or you hope to do so in the future? Are you wondering how to start, and at a loss… Continue reading Training School details announced (Spain, Nov 23-25, 2016)

WG4: Member Mario Santos writes about identity, risk and consumption of medical technology in home births

Article (in Portuguese) by Mario Santos: “If everything was fine, why should I have gone to an obstetrician?”: identity, risk and consumption of medical technology in home births in Portugal. Contemporary home births are rare and quite invisible phenomena, and quite unexplored as an empirical field. From interviewing women and couples who experienced a planned… Continue reading WG4: Member Mario Santos writes about identity, risk and consumption of medical technology in home births

COST Action IS1405 agendas for Sofia, Bulgaria – September 19, 2016.

COST Action IS1405 Action Title: Building Intrapartum Research Through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) Agenda Management Committee Meeting Sophia, Bulgaria From21 September 2016 to21 September 2016 To be completed by the meeting secretary and circulated to the MC and the COST Association (Science and… Continue reading COST Action IS1405 agendas for Sofia, Bulgaria – September 19, 2016.

WG3: Member Rose McCarthy raises awareness of Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary movement

Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary Member Rose McCarthy is the UK lead of the Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary movement. The organisation has several aims are centreed around support in pregnancy for refugees or those seeking asylum. These aims are: To ensure asylum seeking and refugee women’s voices are heard and… Continue reading WG3: Member Rose McCarthy raises awareness of Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary movement

WG3: Funding awarded for maternal health project in Czech Republic

Alena Parizkova and  Ema Hresanova from the Department of Sociology, The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic, have received funding for their project Migration and maternal health: pregnancy, birth and early parenting from the Czech Science Foundation (GA CR). The project will run from  2016 to 2018. Here is the abstract for the… Continue reading WG3: Funding awarded for maternal health project in Czech Republic

2nd International Conference on Systems and Complexity in Healthcare

NOTE: Abstract submission ends: August 15, 2016 The 2nd International Conference on Systems and Complexity in Healthcare will be held on 9th and 10th of November at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana. The conference theme is Putting Systems and Complexity Sciences into Practice – Sharing the Experience. We seek all engaged in the physiological, social, environmental, clinical, prevention, educational, organizational, finance… Continue reading 2nd International Conference on Systems and Complexity in Healthcare