GRANT AWARD – Philosophy of Birth: Rethinking the Origin from Medical Humanities

Stella Villarmea writes with some great news about a research project she is involved in. Dear colleagues and friends at COST Action BIRTH, Let me share with you some excellent news: our research project, PHILOSOPHY OF BIRTH: RETHINKING THE ORIGIN FROM MEDICAL HUMANITIES (FFI2016-77755-R) has been awarded a grant by the Program for Research, Development… Continue reading GRANT AWARD – Philosophy of Birth: Rethinking the Origin from Medical Humanities

STSM: Maria Jesús Pueyo’s report on Policies and practices to improve in the field of obstetric interventions

You can download the pdf of this report here. The full report is published below. Report of the Short Term Scientific Mission Policies and practices to improve in the field of obstetric interventions COST Action: IS1405. Reference : ECOST-STSM-IS1405-031016-079964 Date of STSM: 3rd October- 9th October HOST: Dra Ana Pilar Betran. Department of Reproductive Health… Continue reading STSM: Maria Jesús Pueyo’s report on Policies and practices to improve in the field of obstetric interventions

STSM: Iloana Neshkova’s report about her visit to Preston Birth Centre, UK

You can download a pdf copy of the report here. The full report is published below. STSM Report Proposal Title: “Unpacking Complications: Midwifery Care for Pregnant Women with Presumed Risk” Host Institution: Preston Birth Centre, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, England by Iloana Neshkova November 2016 Visiting the Preston Birth Centre on the STSM grant provided me… Continue reading STSM: Iloana Neshkova’s report about her visit to Preston Birth Centre, UK

WG5: Report published – Setting the Stage for Health: Salutogenesis in Midwifery Professional Knowledge in Three European Countries

Meier Magistretti, Soo Downe, Marie Berg and Katharina Tritten-Schwarz have published their research entitled: Setting the Stage for Health: Salutogenesis in Midwifery Professional Knowledge in Three European Countries. You can download a pdf of the report here.

Training School: Two presentations by Soo Downe made available to download

Soo Downe’s slideshow from the training school is available to download as a pdf. It’s called Childbirth Cultures, Concerns and Consequences and Birth: Lessons from two EU COST networks.  You can download it here. A second presentation by Soo Downe – Which Horses for Which Courses?: RCT’s and cohort studies – is available to download… Continue reading Training School: Two presentations by Soo Downe made available to download

STSM: Two reports published

The STSM group has published two new reports. The first, from the STSM meeting in October, has been written by Eva Hendrych Lorenzová. You can read it here. The second, by Dr Maria Healy, is titled ‘A detailed exploration of the organisation of home birth services in The Netherlands, towards knowledge transition and development of… Continue reading STSM: Two reports published

WG2: members publish bridge paper The Contribution of Prenatal Psychology to Our Understanding about Prenatal Dynamics and Fetal Behaviour

A “bridge” paper created by Anastasia Topalidou, Olga Gouni and Slobodan Sekulic has been published. It’s called The Contribution of Prenatal Psychology to Our Understanding about Prenatal Dynamics and Fetal Behaviour and you can download the pdf here. The paper has also been published in Psychology Research (Volume 6, Number 12, December 2016, Serial Number… Continue reading WG2: members publish bridge paper The Contribution of Prenatal Psychology to Our Understanding about Prenatal Dynamics and Fetal Behaviour

WG2 & STSM: Funding for home birth services in Northern Ireland

A related outcome from Dr Maria Healy’s recent STSM award entitled: ‘A detailed exploration of the organisation of home birth services in The Netherlands, towards knowledge transition and development of home birth services in Ireland’ has enabled funding for the development of home birth services in Northern Ireland. From the 4th – 9th September 2016, Dr Maria… Continue reading WG2 & STSM: Funding for home birth services in Northern Ireland