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)

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

WG4: Variations in childbirth interventions in high-income countries: protocol for a multinational cross-sectional study

Members associated with WG4 have contributed to a study called Variations in childbirth interventions in high-income countries: protocol for a multinational cross-sectional study. The people involved in teh study were: Anna Seijmonsbergen-Schermers, Ank de Jonge, Thomas van den Akker, Katrien Beeckman, Annick Bogaerts, Monalisa Barros, Patricia Janssen, Lorena Binfa, Eva Rydahl, Lucy Frith, Mechthild Gross,… Continue reading WG4: Variations in childbirth interventions in high-income countries: protocol for a multinational cross-sectional study

WG4: MidconBirth included in UK Clinical Trials Gateway

Ramón Escuriet is involved in a new study which you can read about here and is summarised below.   This project is part of the research network: Building Intrapartum Research through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualizing physiological labour and birth COST Action IS. Some recent research has shown that… Continue reading WG4: MidconBirth included in UK Clinical Trials Gateway

WG4 & WG6: Dolores Ruiz-Berdún to be part of Which future the Scientific Women want? (Brussels, Oct 17, 2017)

Dr. Dolores Ruiz-Berdún (WG4 & WG6) will be representing the University of Alcalá and taking part in the final debate of a conference in Brussels called Which future the Scientific Women want? You can contact her for information: lola.ruizberdun@uah.es Which future the Scientific Women want? Brussels, October 17, 2017 Salle Walter Hallstein ‐ Berlaymont Building… Continue reading WG4 & WG6: Dolores Ruiz-Berdún to be part of Which future the Scientific Women want? (Brussels, Oct 17, 2017)

WG4: Vaginal Delivery Care report published in MedCrave journal

WG4 members have had a report published in MedCrave, the Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal. Vaginal Delivery Care, Episiotomy Performance and Examination of Severe Perineal Tears: Cross-Sectional Study in 43 Public Hospitals You can download a pdf of the report here. Abstract Introduction: the public health system in Catalonia in order to achieve consensus in… Continue reading WG4: Vaginal Delivery Care report published in MedCrave journal

First Italian Survey “Women and Childbirth” on Obstetric Violence, Rome, (Sept 20, 2017)

COST Action member Elena Skoko, along with Alessandra Battisti, are Coordinators of the Survey and Founders of Italian Obstetric Violence Observatory. The results of their work will be released on September 20, 2017. Elena said: “We’d like to invite you to the press conference where we will announce the outcomes of the first Italian Survey… Continue reading First Italian Survey “Women and Childbirth” on Obstetric Violence, Rome, (Sept 20, 2017)

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

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

Training School: Two presentations by Soo Downe made available to download

Soo Downe’s slideshow from the training school is available to download as a pdf. It’s called Childbirth Cultures, Concerns and Consequences and Birth: Lessons from two EU COST networks.  You can download it here. A second presentation by Soo Downe – Which Horses for Which Courses?: RCT’s and cohort studies – is available to download… Continue reading Training School: Two presentations by Soo Downe made available to download

COST members invited to the biannual meeting of Valencian Association of Midwives

Dr Stella Villarmea from WG5 and Dr Lola Ruiz Berdún from WG4 and WG6 were invited by Valencian Association of Midwives (Associació de Comares de la Cominitat Valenciana, Spain) to talk in their IX Biannual Meeting (9ª Trobada de Comares de la Comunitat Valenciana (Spanish language link here). The meeting was held in Peñíscola, a… Continue reading COST members invited to the biannual meeting of Valencian Association of Midwives

WG4: Italian Law Proposal for the Respect of Human Rights in Childbirth and the Promotion of Physiological Birth (Introduction)

WG4 members Elena Skoko and Alessandra Battisti have contributed to a new Italian law proposal relating to protection of rights of women and newborns in childbirth. The English translation of the Italian law proposal ‘Rules for the Protection of the Rights of Women and Newborns in Childbirth and Regulation for the Promotion of Physiological Birth’… Continue reading WG4: Italian Law Proposal for the Respect of Human Rights in Childbirth and the Promotion of Physiological Birth (Introduction)

WG4: Member Mario Santos writes about identity, risk and consumption of medical technology in home births

Article (in Portuguese) by Mario Santos: “If everything was fine, why should I have gone to an obstetrician?”: identity, risk and consumption of medical technology in home births in Portugal. Contemporary home births are rare and quite invisible phenomena, and quite unexplored as an empirical field. From interviewing women and couples who experienced a planned… Continue reading WG4: Member Mario Santos writes about identity, risk and consumption of medical technology in home births

WG4: Ramon Escuriet contributes to policy aimed at promoting normal birth in Catalonia

New Health Plan for Catalonia 2016-2020 (25 July, 2016) Catalonia’s Ministry of Health has presented the new Health Plan for 2016-2020. The Health Plan establishes the health policy priorities for the next four years and promotes a model of care that is based and centred on people’s needs. This plan will work to reduce health… Continue reading WG4: Ramon Escuriet contributes to policy aimed at promoting normal birth in Catalonia

WG4: Report (April 2016)

WG4 have published a new report. You can download the updated report here. Below is the report published in full: WG4 report April 2016 WG4 welcomed three new international members since our last report in December 2015: Karin Minne and Antoniette DuPreez, participants from South Africa, and Elena Ateva, a human rights lawyer. Members are… Continue reading WG4: Report (April 2016)