Join us for the first Independent midwives UK conference.
We are incredibly proud to be joined by author and retired U.S midwife Peggy Vincent as our keynote speaker as well as our patron Baroness Julia Cumberledge CBE who will be opening the conference. We are very glad to be welcoming Elizabeth Prochaska (Birthrights) as conference chair.
Join us to enhance your learning, exchange perspectives and meet old and new friends.
Designed for all birth workers and anyone interested in the world of independent midwifery, we’ll hear from speakers including Toni Harman (Microbirth), Kate Evans, Amanda Burleigh & Prof Andrew Weeks, Shawn Walker, Beverly Turner and there will be a couple of surprises along the way too...
2015 Midwife of the year
Baroness Julia Cumberlege
Journalist and presenter
Author / retired U.S Midwife
Midwife and researcher
University of Liverpool
Professor of International Maternal Health Care
Author and retired U.S midwife Peggy Vincent considers the differences between paths to midwifery practice in the UK and the USA, and the obstacles both face in their desire to care for pregnant women.
Author, activist and cartoonist Kate Evans reads from her ground breaking graphic guide to birth, Bump: how to make, grow and birth a baby.
Through her uniquely public but also personal perspective, birth junkie, broadcaster and journalist Beverley Turner will discuss the most pressing questions that she feels the maternity world must answer.
Andrew Weeks and Amanda Burleigh
Consultant Obstetrician/Professor of International Maternal Health Care at the University of Liverpool and and the 2015 Midwife of the year will provide practical solutions to optimising cord clamping, even for premature babies and those who require resuscitation at birth.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Toni Harman takes us behind the scenes of her filmaking of the past couple of years and presents the latest research on the infant microbiome. What critical information does every parent and birth professional need to know to best protect it?
Midwife and breech birth expert Shawn Walker puts the case for a contemporary approach to breech education which begins by nurturing a strong conceptual understanding of ‘normal for breech’ physiology. This presentation builds on a similar talk given at the first Amsterdam Breech Conference earlier this year.
Natalie shares her home birth story, a birth against the odds that will empower your practice.
Lunch, refreshments, delegate bag and attendance certificate all included. Babes in arms welcome
Tickets are transferable until two weeks before the event.
Tickets are non-refundable.