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)

RESEARCH ARTICLE: Factors influencing decision-making for caesarean section in Sweden – a qualitative study

WG4s Deirdre Daly has contributed to a research article in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. Here is the abstract: Background: Rising rates of caesarean section (CS) are a concern in many countries, yet Sweden has managed to maintain low CS rates. Exploring the multifactorial and complex reasons behind the rising trend in CS has become an… Continue reading RESEARCH ARTICLE: Factors influencing decision-making for caesarean section in Sweden – a qualitative study

STSM Report: Dr Patricia Gillen’s Home birth in Denmark: knowledge translation and research to inform Homebirth Guidelines in Northern Ireland

DATE OF STSM: 3rd -9th September 2017 HOST: Dr Jette Clausen, Metropol University College, Copenhagen Denmark Chief Investigator (CI): Dr Patricia Gillen, Southern Health and Social Care Trust/ Ulster University, Northern Ireland Co-Investigator (CO): Dr Jette Clausen, Metropol University College, Copenhagen Denmark Download the pdf here.

Michelle Sadler has had an article published on births in Chile (Spanish language)

Michelle Sadler has published chapter of a book (in Spanish) where she acknowledges the COST Action Birth. It describes four births in private health in Chile with a discussion on embodiment, medicalization, agency, etc. The analysis was nurtured by meetings within this COST Action, some colleagues from the Action read and commented it before being… Continue reading Michelle Sadler has had an article published on births in Chile (Spanish language)

CONFERENCE: Improving Maternal Health – From Evidence into Action, Dublin (October 23, 2018)

‘Improving Maternal Health – From Evidence into Action’ Trinity College Dublin, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Save the date and submit an abstract (http://www.tcd.ie/mammi/) Bringing together people from all backgrounds with a shared interest in improving maternal health by translating evidence into practical improvements in how services are delivered to women in Ireland. Funding of up… Continue reading CONFERENCE: Improving Maternal Health – From Evidence into Action, Dublin (October 23, 2018)

REPORT: Systemic aspects of violations of the human rights of women in maternity wards in Slovakia

There is a new publication, edited by Janka Debreceniova, about the systemic aspects of violations of the human rights of women in maternity wards in Slovakia. The publication is based on qualitative research – in depth interviews with obstetricians and midwives, and builds upon our earlier research publication that was based on interviews with women about… Continue reading REPORT: Systemic aspects of violations of the human rights of women in maternity wards in Slovakia

Dr Valerie Fleming secures ESRC grant for work on conscientious objection

Dr Valerie Fleming has just secured an ESRC grant for her work on conscientious objection. Here are details about the project: Project title: Understanding the extent of and limitations to conscientious objection by health care practitioners to abortion Context: The 1967 Abortion Act, which was the first legislation on abortion to cover Scotland, England and… Continue reading Dr Valerie Fleming secures ESRC grant for work on conscientious objection