COST Action Final Assessment Review (10/12/2014 to 09/12/2018)

COST Action Final Assessment Review (10/12/2014 to 09/12/2018) IS1405: Building Intrapartum Research Through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) Download the full report pdf here. This report is submitted by the Action Rapporteur in fulfilment of the requirements of the rules for COST Action Management,… Continue reading COST Action Final Assessment Review (10/12/2014 to 09/12/2018)

WG4: Members publish The Impact of the Physical Environment on Intrapartum Maternity Care: Identification of Eight Crucial Building Spaces published in HERD

Several WG4 COST Actiont members have contributed to an article published in HERD: Health Environmants & Research Design Journal. ABSTRACT: This article investigates whether the physical environment in which childbirth occurs impacts the intrapartum intervention rates and how this might happen. The study explores the spatial physical characteristics that can support the design of spaces… Continue reading WG4: Members publish The Impact of the Physical Environment on Intrapartum Maternity Care: Identification of Eight Crucial Building Spaces published in HERD

WG4 & WG6: Laura Iannuzzi, Deirdre Daly and Liv Bodil Eide co-publish The Impact of the Physical Environment on Intrapartum Maternity Care: Identification of Eight Crucial Building Spaces

COST Action’s Laura Iannuzzi, Deirdre Daly and Liv Bodil Eide have co-published a paper called: The Impact of the Physical Environment on Intrapartum Maternity Care: Identification of Eight Crucial Building Spaces in the Health Environments Research & Design Journal. Contributors: Nicoletta Setola, Eletta Naldi, Grazia Giulia Cocina, Liv Bodil Eide, Laura Iannuzzi  and Deirdre Daly… Continue reading WG4 & WG6: Laura Iannuzzi, Deirdre Daly and Liv Bodil Eide co-publish The Impact of the Physical Environment on Intrapartum Maternity Care: Identification of Eight Crucial Building Spaces

SYMPOSIUM: Ethical Implications of Improvement Science Research and Practice (Liverpool, Apr 29, 2019)

This COST Action’s Lucy Frith (University of Liverpool) is part of thgis symposium. THE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF IMPROVEMENT SCIENCE RESEARCH AND PRACTICE: DEVELOPING A RESEARCH AGENDA Monday 29th April 2019 University of Liverpool London Campus, 33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG A one day symposium – Supported by the Institute of Medical Ethics and the… Continue reading SYMPOSIUM: Ethical Implications of Improvement Science Research and Practice (Liverpool, Apr 29, 2019)

COST members publish Midwives’ contribution to normal childbirth care: Cross-sectional study in public-health settings

Several COST members have published a MidconBirth Study protocol: Midwives’ contribution to normal childbirth care: Cross-sectional study in public-health settings, the MidconBirth Study protocol ABSTRACT This paper presents the Protocol for a multicentre study that seeks to analyse the relationship between midwife care during childbirth and spontaneous vaginal birth. Each participating hospital collects outcome data… Continue reading COST members publish Midwives’ contribution to normal childbirth care: Cross-sectional study in public-health settings

REPORT: COST – Swiss Management Committee report

COST Action activities Meetings (Management committee, working groups, seminar, conferences, other) Eight COST-Action meetings were held in Brussels, Barcelona, Bergen, Sofia, Heaklion, Florence, Lucerne and Malta, where members of Management Committee, Core Group and working groups met face- to- face. The Action reached a participation of 31 countries and over 120 members. Most of them… Continue reading REPORT: COST – Swiss Management Committee report

Lola Ruiz Berdún wins History of Obstetrics award for her paper Midwives Victims of the Spanish Civil War

Lola Ruiz Berdún has been awarded with the best History of Obstetrics paper written in Spain for the last four years. The award is granted by The Royal Academy of Medicine of  Oriental Andalucía (2000 euros) and the ceremony was held on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The title of the paper is “Midwives victims of… Continue reading Lola Ruiz Berdún wins History of Obstetrics award for her paper Midwives Victims of the Spanish Civil War

LOS scientific report (Malta, Nov 5 & 6, 2018)

Meeting date: Monday 5th to Tuesday 6th November 2018 Venue: San George Corinthia Hotel, St Julians and The University of Malta, Valletta Campus, Malta Meeting Type: Final Action Conference Local Organiser Institution: Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta, Malta Attendance: The meeting was attended by 44 participants, most of them… Continue reading LOS scientific report (Malta, Nov 5 & 6, 2018)

STSM report: George Tzagkarakis – An analysis of cardiotography (CTG) biosignals by utilising complexity algorithms to quantify, correlate and predict fetal movement

George Tzagkarakis has published an STSM report entitled: An analysis of cardiotography (CTG) biosignals by utilising complexity algorithms to quantify, correlate and predict fetal movement. The work came out of a meeting at Queen’s University, Belfast (November 12-18, 2018) You can download a pdf of the report here.

WG4 Report: Two publications by Lola Ruiz Berdún (Spanish Language)

WG4s Lola Ruiz Berdún, alongside Rosario Martin-Alcaide, has published a report in LLULL. You can download it here. It is written in Spanish, the summary (in English) is shown below. Lola Ruiz Berdún has also edited another publication, Ciencia y Técnica en la Universidad, Trabajos de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas Volumen… Continue reading WG4 Report: Two publications by Lola Ruiz Berdún (Spanish Language)

UCLan Professor Soo Downe meets with President of Malta

UCLan’s Professor in Midwifery Studies, Soo Downe recently met with the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, to discuss the next steps for two European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST) project that she has led for the last 8 years. The COST Action IS1405 “Building Intrapartum Research Through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system… Continue reading UCLan Professor Soo Downe meets with President of Malta

WG2: How do midwives facilitate women to give birth during physiological second stage of labour? A protocol for a systematic review

Working Group 2 members have been involved in this research, published by Systematic Reviews. You can download it here. Background Midwives’ practices during the second stage of labour vary nationally and internationally. We aim to retrieve evidence that supports high-quality intrapartum care by conducting a systematic review of the literature. Methods Electronic bibliographic databases including… Continue reading WG2: How do midwives facilitate women to give birth during physiological second stage of labour? A protocol for a systematic review

REPORT: Computational modelling and simulation of umbilical cord’s fluid dynamic, heat transfer and structural properties

Here is a report, investigated by Dorothea Kasiteropoulou, on “Computational modelling and simulation of umbilical cord’s fluid dynamic, heat transfer and structural properties” WG2’s Anastasia Topalidou hosted the work at University of Central Lancashire in the UK. Investigator: Dr Dorothea Kasiteropoulou, Technological Research Centre of Thessaly, Greece Date of STSM: Saturday 14th – Saturday 21st of… Continue reading REPORT: Computational modelling and simulation of umbilical cord’s fluid dynamic, heat transfer and structural properties

CHILDREN’S BOOK PUBLISHED: Stories From Embryoland by Olga Gouni and Jean Calleja-Agius

COST Action member Olga Gouni, Jean Calleja-Agius and her daughter Amelie Calleja have co-written a children’s book. Stories From Embryoland is available now. Here is the link on Amazon This book has been conceived as part of this COST Action, and is intended to disseminate knowledge related to human conception and birth to the general public,… Continue reading CHILDREN’S BOOK PUBLISHED: Stories From Embryoland by Olga Gouni and Jean Calleja-Agius

CONFERENCE: Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2019 (Dublin, March 6 and 7, 2019)

Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2019 The conference organising committee on behalf of the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College Dublin take great pleasure in inviting participants from across the globe to attend the Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2019 (THEconf2019) in Dublin, Ireland on March 6 and 7,… Continue reading CONFERENCE: Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2019 (Dublin, March 6 and 7, 2019)

REPORT: Institutionalisation and professional dynamics in home births: insights from a STSM comparing Israel and Portugal by Mário Santos

Mario Santos has just published his new research paper, Institutionalisation and professional dynamics in home births: insights from a STSM comparing Israel and Portugal Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explore some of the professional dynamics around home births in Israel and Portugal, in a comparative analysis. Institutionalisation of home births is recognised… Continue reading REPORT: Institutionalisation and professional dynamics in home births: insights from a STSM comparing Israel and Portugal by Mário Santos

CONFERENCE: Exploring the Maternity Needs an Experiences of Immigrant, refugee and Asylum Seeking Women (Oxford Brookes University, Sat Nov 10, 2018)

EXPLORING THE MATERNITY NEEDS AND EXPERIENCES OF IMMIGRANT, REFUGEE AND ASYLUM SEEKING WOMEN. Saturday 10 November 2018, 8:45 -15:30 Chakrabiti Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Oxford, OX3 0BP Attendance fee for the day is £35 and £20 for students*. Book early to avoid disappointment. *lunch not included To book… Continue reading CONFERENCE: Exploring the Maternity Needs an Experiences of Immigrant, refugee and Asylum Seeking Women (Oxford Brookes University, Sat Nov 10, 2018)

REPORT: From Birth to Health Conference (Lisbon, Sept 17-18, 2018)

The University of Lisbon hosted From Birth to Health – Towards Sustainable Health Conference. Over 220 delegates attended the two-day conference in September, 2018, including a number of members of this COST Action, led by chair of the conference Mario Santos. You can read the scientific report by downloading the pdf here. This is the… Continue reading REPORT: From Birth to Health Conference (Lisbon, Sept 17-18, 2018)