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

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

CRETE: Everything you need to know

Here is the programme for the Crete trip: COST Action IS1405 Meeting Heraklion, Crete, Greece (6th-8th March, 2017) Itinerary Monday 6th March 09.00-12.00   Core group 10.30 -10.45  Tea break For those not in the Core Group there is the possibility of the following 09.00-12.00     Walking tour of the city, visit to the castle… Continue reading CRETE: Everything you need to know

WG2: members publish bridge paper The Contribution of Prenatal Psychology to Our Understanding about Prenatal Dynamics and Fetal Behaviour

A “bridge” paper created by Anastasia Topalidou, Olga Gouni and Slobodan Sekulic has been published. It’s called The Contribution of Prenatal Psychology to Our Understanding about Prenatal Dynamics and Fetal Behaviour and you can download the pdf here. The paper has also been published in Psychology Research (Volume 6, Number 12, December 2016, Serial Number… Continue reading WG2: members publish bridge paper The Contribution of Prenatal Psychology to Our Understanding about Prenatal Dynamics and Fetal Behaviour

WG2 & STSM: Funding for home birth services in Northern Ireland

A related outcome from Dr Maria Healy’s recent STSM award entitled: ‘A detailed exploration of the organisation of home birth services in The Netherlands, towards knowledge transition and development of home birth services in Ireland’ has enabled funding for the development of home birth services in Northern Ireland. From the 4th – 9th September 2016, Dr Maria… Continue reading WG2 & STSM: Funding for home birth services in Northern Ireland

WG2: Grant awarded to members from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

An grant of  10.000 CHF from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts has been awarded for an inter-disciplinary project with three participants from three different countries. Claudia Meier Magistretti (Switzerland), Sue Brailey (UK) and Anastasia Topalidou (Greece) will use the money for their research project, titled: Salutogenic practice in clinical maternity care The project… Continue reading WG2: Grant awarded to members from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

WG2: Members accepted for oral presentation in September at International Forum for Health Promotion Research in Trondheim, Norway

Claudia Meier Magistretti and Anastasia Topalidou have had their abstract accepted for the International Forum for Health Promotion Research in Trondheim, Norway (September 28 to 30,2016 Details of the abstract are below: Unsilencing health in maternity care, from international qualitative data to objective physiological measurements: a salutogenic approach and a critical look Claudia Meier Magistretti,… Continue reading WG2: Members accepted for oral presentation in September at International Forum for Health Promotion Research in Trondheim, Norway

Three COST members speak at Healthy Mothers-Happy Children: Neuroendocrinological and Psychosocial Approaches to pregnancy, childbirth and early childhood conference in Cyprus

Anastasia Topalidou, Olga Gouni and Ibone Olza were incited to speak at the Healthy Mothers-Happy Children conference in Cyprus in March (2016). Andria Spyridou and Eleni Hadjigeorgiou organized the conference with the support of the Psychology Department of EUC. Held at the European University of Cyprus (EUC), the full title of the conference was Healthy… Continue reading Three COST members speak at Healthy Mothers-Happy Children: Neuroendocrinological and Psychosocial Approaches to pregnancy, childbirth and early childhood conference in Cyprus

WG2: Members attend Horizon 2010 ICT in Bern, Switzerland

WG2 group members Oliver Christ and Anastasia Topalidou attended Horizon 2020 ICT – Applicants Training in Bern, Switzerland (Feb 25,2016). The event was organsied by EURESEARCH  and held at the Swiss Guide to European Research and Innovation in Bern. The two members of WG2 who attended: Anastasia Topalidou and Oliver Christ.

WG2: Members attend conference in Switzerland

STSM “Methods of physiological measurement and comparative description of women’s wellbeing in different settings of maternity care” Participants: Anastasia Topalidou and Claudia Meier Magistretti Place: Switcherland , Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, from March 6 to 12, 2016. Above: Anastasia and Claudia with the director of the Birth House where the measurements took… Continue reading WG2: Members attend conference in Switzerland