III INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “GENDER, ETHICS AND CARE” – Making visible the violence toward women during pregnancy. FROM MAY 16TH TO 18TH CaixaForum Barcelona, Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8 08038 – BARCELONA Speakers include several members of this COST Action. More information: https://www.edosier.net Or download the full pdf – including itinerary – here. REGISTRATION:… Continue reading CONFERENCE: III INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “GENDER, ETHICS AND CARE” (Barcelona May 16-18, 2018)
The Lucerne Training School in February was a huge success. Lead organiser and Training School Lead Prof. Dr. Claudia Meier Magistretti has supplied us with a scientific report from the three days, plus a stack of images. You can read the full report via downloadable pdf here. You can also download three pdf presentations from… Continue reading REPORT: Lucerne Training School (Feb 12-14, 2018)
The deadline is March 31, 2018. Apply online (for registered users) here. For more information or if you have any questions, email Olga Gouni at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 17-18, 2018: COST Action BIRTH Conference: Lisbon From Birth to Health – Towards Sustainable Childbirth The speakers are: Soo Downe, Ramón Escuriet, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Mechthild Gross, Anastasia Topalidou, Lucy Frith, Deirdre Daly, Ibone Olza and Olga Gouni Find out more – including details on how to regsiter – by visiting the conference website here.… Continue reading CONFERENCE: From Birth to Health – Towards Sustainable Childbirth (Lisbon Sept 17-18, 2018)
As this Cost Action BIRTH enters its fourth and last year the work of WG5, wich focus on Neuro-psycho-social characteristics and effects of labour events is advancing beautifully. Our recent meeting in Luzern , Switzerland, on february 7-9th was highly productive (and enjoyable since we also got to see the exciting Carnival of Luzern!). Our… Continue reading PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF BIRTH: WG-5 WORKING IN LUZERN
We’ve been assessed. COST’s central office have published their 24-month assessment of the Action. And this is what they had to say: The COST Action IS1405 “Building Intrapartum Research Through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH)” has successfully embarked on bringing together numerous stakeholders –… Continue reading COST assessment of IS1405
This is a call out by CARE4 – Prof. Dr. Koen Milisen (chair of the Local OrganizingCommittee), Prof. Dr. Dimitri Beeckman & Prof. Dr. Peter Van Bogaert (co-chairs of the Scientific Committee), On behalf LOC and the SOC CARE4 – Call for abstracts We are very pleased to host the 3rd edition of the CARE… Continue reading Call for abstracts: CARE4 International Scientific Nursing and Midwifery Congress, Third Edition
The report has been authored be Karolina Luegmair, Christoph Zenzmaie, Claudia Oblasser and Martina König-Bachmann. The report can be downloaded here. It highlights: Women participating in the postnatal Babies Born Better Survey were mostly satisfied with perinatal care in Austria. Shortcomings particularly exist in antenatal and puerperal care and counselling. The established coding framework might… Continue reading REPORT: Women’s satisfaction with care at the birthplace in Austria: Evaluation of the Babies Born Better survey national dataset
There are several new documents available concerning the COST Action ISO1405 Lucerne meeting (Feb 7-9th), including the updated programme and management committee agenda. Here they are (all word files): Lucerne COST Action -Meeting Invitation and information Lucerne MC_Agenda Lucerne meeting Financial organisation Programme COST Action meeting Lucerne February 2018 Here is the meeting programme: Wednesday… Continue reading Lucerne COST Action ISO1405 meeting information (Feb 7 to 9th, 2018)
Members associated with WG4 have contributed to a study called Variations in childbirth interventions in high-income countries: protocol for a multinational cross-sectional study. The people involved in teh study were: Anna Seijmonsbergen-Schermers, Ank de Jonge, Thomas van den Akker, Katrien Beeckman, Annick Bogaerts, Monalisa Barros, Patricia Janssen, Lorena Binfa, Eva Rydahl, Lucy Frith, Mechthild Gross,… Continue reading WG4: Variations in childbirth interventions in high-income countries: protocol for a multinational cross-sectional study
STSM report (Nov 2017): WG4’s Mario Santos’ report – Home births, gender, and the state: Comparing knowledge, power, and practices in Portugal and Israel. Download the pdf here.
STSM report (Dec 2017): Report investigated by by George Tzagkarakis (hosted by WG2’s Maria Healy): An analysis of cardiotography (CTG) biosignals by utilising complexity algorithms to quantify, correlate and predict fetal movement. Download a pdf of it here.
Last COST ISO1405 meeting was held in October 2017 in Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, well renowned for the countless master pieces of Renaissance and architecture. One of the objectives of Working Group One is to assess patterns of epigenetic changes that might be associated with different labour and birth events and… Continue reading WG1 in Florence: understanding epigenetics intrapartum
Maeve O’Connell wrote an article about her trip to Sweden to meet midwives helping expectant mothers which was published in the British Journal of Midwifery. This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Midwifery, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing… Continue reading ARTICLE: Maeve O’Connell on Swedish midwives helping expectant mothers
Ramón Escuriet is involved in a new study which you can read about here and is summarised below. This project is part of the research network: Building Intrapartum Research through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualizing physiological labour and birth COST Action IS. Some recent research has shown that… Continue reading WG4: MidconBirth included in UK Clinical Trials Gateway
Soo Downe was at a recent COST connect event. This is what she said about the meeting: “COST connect held a very successful and informative event on the impact of research, on November 24th 2017 in Brussels. Our Action was asked to contribute. Our main contribution was to re-emphasise the importance of involving civil society… Continue reading Soo Down at COST connect event in Brussels
COST Action IS1405 Core Group minutes, Florence, 9th October 2017 Apologies No apologies received Approval of last meeting minutes, adoption of agenda & matters arising/for information The minutes from the last meeting were approved and the current agenda adopted. Progress and future plans for 2017/18 of Working Groups 1-6, ESR & STSM Celebration of successes,… Continue reading COST Action IS1405 Core Group minutes, Florence, 9th October 2017
Ibone Olza has written an about her work, mainly concerning obstetric violence, on the OPENideo open innovation platform. Click here to read the full text. Here is a sample text from the link above: In no more than 3 sentences, please tell us who your idea is designed for and how it reimagines the new… Continue reading WG5: Help midwives heal from Obstetric Violence by Ibone Olza
WG3: New paper Optimising childbirth in Croatia – Mothers’ perceptions of the best experience and their suggestions for change by Zora Raboteg-Šarić, Andreja Brajša-Žganec & Aida Mujkić published in Central European Journal of Paediatrics You can download the pdf (external site) here at cejpaediatrics.com
The first national survey on obstetric violence in Italyhas been published. The report was coordinatored by Elena Skoko and Alessandra Battisti. Download a pdf of the report here.