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)
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)
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 register – by visiting the conference website here.… Continue reading CONFERENCE: From Birth to Health – Towards Sustainable Childbirth (Lisbon Sept 17-18, 2018)
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
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)
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
COST in Bulgaria for inspiring Info Day COST held an Info Day at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria on the 27th September, to promote the benefits of participating in COST Actions, which enable collaborative and dynamic scientific research across European countries. Over 100 participants from the Bulgarian academic sector attended the event, including many younger… Continue reading Article: COST in Bulgaria for inspiring Info Day (Sofia, Sept 27, 2017)
Here are the latest details for the Florence details: COST Action IS1405 Meeting Florence, Italy 9th-11th October 2017 Monday 9th October- Palazzo Medici Riccardi Sala Pistelli -1st Floor 09.00-12.00 Core group 10.30-10.45 Coffee Break 12.00-13.15 Lunch (Tour to Palazzo Vecchio offered by City Council) Sala Luca Giordano- 1st Floor 13.15-13.30 Institutional Greetings – Nicola Armentano… Continue reading Florence meeting (Oct 9 to 11, 2017): Programme and draft agenda
Here is a pdf copy of a book review on New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives by Sarah Church, Marie-Clare Balaam and Lucy Frith. The review is by Sophie Clare, staff midwife at Wexford General Hospital and was published in The Practising Midwife (June 2017). Download the pdf here.
Slideshow presentation show at the COST Symposium in Toronto, produced by WG4’s Ramon Escuriet. It’s called: COST Action 907 and 1405: Impact on EU Countries – To explore how knowledge generated through the Actions has stimulated debate and change. You can download a pdf of the presentation here.
Interviews done by Liv Bodil Eide from the Crete meeting (March 2017):
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
Several documents have been published relating to the Crete meeting in March, 2017. These are the Core Group agenda, an appendix of the plenary sessions and minutes from the Management Committee Meeting. You can download all three of these documents as a pdf from the links below: Appendix 1: Notes from Monday workshop and plenary… Continue reading Crete round up: Minutes of meetings and other documents
Birth Forward is a website dedicated to giving everyone has the right to be fully prepared and educated about the creation of a family. Birth Forward empowers mothers, fathers and professionals, supporting them to make autonomous decisions with a conscious use of technology while respecting the nature of preconception, pregnancy, birth and beyond. You can… Continue reading Birth Forward website
Lucy Frith has produced a PowerPoint presentation titled: New insights into socio-cultural phenomenon that contextualize labour and birth, including marginalized groups and migrant women. You can download it here.
Olga Gouni talking about organising and hosting the Crete m,eeting (Match 6-8, 2017) which was held in the Atlantis Hotel in Heraklion.
You can get a pdf copy of Claudia Meier’s ECI round up here. The presentation recounts ECI activities since Autumn 2016.
You can download a pdf of the report here. The report itself is below: Working Group 3 Migrant women sub group update: following the Crete March 2017 Completed projects Established projects Proposed tentative projects Outputs/information and other things Current membership Chairs: Marie-Clare Balaam & Mel Cooper Alena Parizkova, Marina Weckend, Sanja Spoljar-Vrzina, Triin Roosalu, Valerie… Continue reading WG3: Report from migrant women sub group (Crete, March 2017)
Images taken at Atlantis Hotel, Heraklion, Crete on March 6, 2017.