WG1: Two papers by Olga Gouni

Olga Gouni has published two new papers. Details and download links are below: WG1: The Complexity of Prenatal and Perinatal Experience: Why Trauma and How To Heal a paper by Olga Gouni from 1st International Congress on Psychological Trauma: Prenatal, Perinatal & Postnatal can be downloaded here as a pdf. WG1: ARTfeeding the (un)born Baby… Continue reading WG1: Two papers by Olga Gouni

VACANCY: Prof in Midwifery post in Trinity College Dublin (deadline Aug 25, 2017)

The closing date for the Prof in Midwifery post in Trinity College Dublin has been extended to Friday, August 25. Here are some details about the vacancy: Post Title: Professor in Midwifery. Post Status: Permanent Contract – Full Time. Department / Faculty: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences Trinity College Dublin, the… Continue reading VACANCY: Prof in Midwifery post in Trinity College Dublin (deadline Aug 25, 2017)

New publication from WG-5

The Psychological Experience of Physiological Childbirth: a Protocol for a Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies.  By Patricia Leahy-Warren, Marianne Nieuwenhuijze, Maria Kazmierczak, Yael Benyamini, Margaret Murphy, Esther Crespo-Mirasol, Andria Spyridou, Sigridur Sia Jonsdóttir, Lea Tackas, and Ibone Olza. Our paper has just been published on the International Journal of Childbirth, Volume 7, Number 2. It… Continue reading New publication from WG-5

Are the scientific journals ready for trans-disciplinary research publications?

by Anastasia Topalidou There is a lot of talk of trans-disciplinary research these days. Is it a sign of the times, a new trend or a new requisite need? Maybe it is just a combination of all these, plus the simple assumption that research can no longer provide many essential and groundbreaking solutions unless individuals… Continue reading Are the scientific journals ready for trans-disciplinary research publications?

Review of New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives

The Practising Midwife (UK) has published a review of the book New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives, written from research carried out by this COST Action. Information about the review was posted on a Bournemouth University research blog, which you can read here. Or you can read the blog, reproduced by kind permission,… Continue reading Review of New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives

WG3 contribute chapter to book Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period Implications and Guidance for Professionals

A newly-published book has a chapter in it which has been written by COST Action members. The book is called: Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period Implications and Guidance for Professionals. The chapter is: Asylum seekers and refugees. A cross European perspective Marie-Clare Balaam, Mel Cooper, Dineke Korfker and Charles Savona-Ventura. And here… Continue reading WG3 contribute chapter to book Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period Implications and Guidance for Professionals

WG6: Cost Action IS1405 in Toronto

Pictured: Dr Anastasia Topalidou, Researcher Kenny Finlayson and Prof Soo Downe (COST ACTION IS 1405 Leader) in Toronto More than 40 active members of Cost Action IS1405 met in Toronto, Canada, at the beginning of June (2017) to present the latest research findings in the field of B.I.R.T.H. at the ICM most important International meeting.… Continue reading WG6: Cost Action IS1405 in Toronto

WG4: New paper accepted – A critical review of the birth plan use in Catalonia

WG4 member Ramón Escuriet has contributed to a new paper accepted entitled A critical review of the birth plan use in Catalonia. Read about it on ScienceDirect here. It will be in the Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare publication which is available online June 11, 2017. The contributors are: Herminia Biescas , Marta Benet,  Maria J.… Continue reading WG4: New paper accepted – A critical review of the birth plan use in Catalonia

WG2: UCLan and Rinicare to develop new non-invasive imaging method for mother and babies

Press Release UCLAN AND RINICARE Ltd TO DEVELOP new NON-INVASIVE IMAGING METHOD for MOTHERS AND BABIES. EXCITING New technology project aims to IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES Researchers from the ReaCH Unit (Research in Childbirth and Health Unit) in collaboration with Rinicare Ltd, a healthcare technology company based in Lancaster, announce the start of… Continue reading WG2: UCLan and Rinicare to develop new non-invasive imaging method for mother and babies

Conference: Oxytocin Birthing the World at Royal College of Art, London (June 3, 2017)

Under the umbrella of the Procreate Project, Oxytocin – birthing the world, is an international research and community event focused on mothers and carers. The panels will analyse current critical practices pushing for new strategies aimed at increasing the visibility and representation of women and mothers in society. The symposium will highlight new ideas whereby infrastructures and creative programs can… Continue reading Conference: Oxytocin Birthing the World at Royal College of Art, London (June 3, 2017)

COST Action IS1405: Progress report at 24 months

Here are some links relating to the Action which describe some the impact and related outputs from the action. Some of this information has been previously posted on this website. Description of the impact COST Action members at the European Parliament Discussion of possible impact of maternity care provision models on sustainability of maternity care… Continue reading COST Action IS1405: Progress report at 24 months

WG-5-2 on the Pyschology of Childbirth

  Working group 5-2 has focused on researching women´s lived experience of physiological childbirth. Meeting the emotional and psychosocial needs of labouring women requires a deep understanding of the psychological aspects of physiologic childbirth by midwives and other health care professionals. However, knowledge on psychological or emotional experiences of women during childbirth remains limited. What… Continue reading WG-5-2 on the Pyschology of Childbirth

Frontiers Research Topic Abstracts call out (deadline June 20, 2017)

CfP – Frontiers Birth: Frontiers Research Topic Abstracts for research papers on critical approaches to birth for publication in ‘Frontiers’ (an online open access journal) to be edited by Kath Woodward, are invited by 20th June 2017. Full papers due 10th November 2017. Further details available here. Questions to be addressed include: At an historical… Continue reading Frontiers Research Topic Abstracts call out (deadline June 20, 2017)

Workshop: Parental Responsibility, Epigenetics and DOHaD – Emerging sociotechnical imaginaries of reproduction in the post-genomic age

Parental Responsibility, Epigenetics and DOHaD: Emerging sociotechnical imaginaries of reproduction in the post-genomic age November 21 – 23, 2017 Organizers: Panese Francesco, Simeoni Umberto, Chiapperino Luca, Université de Lausanne; Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques; Institut des sciences sociales, Chercheur FNS Senior Introduction: The goal of the workshop is to analyse and dissect the emerging… Continue reading Workshop: Parental Responsibility, Epigenetics and DOHaD – Emerging sociotechnical imaginaries of reproduction in the post-genomic age