About Midwifery 2020
Midwifery 2020 pleases the honour of your participation in the reputed event “2nd Annual Congress on Midwifery & Nurse Practitioners”, to be held as a webinar on December 07-08, 2020. It is a momentous event that captivates productive foreign scientific experts, young researchers and students together allowing the congress a great forum for exchanging knowledge, acquiring and reviewing new developments of midwives around the world.
Midwifery 2020 acts as the perfect forum for meeting industry and academic leaders and for developing a research network with them. This project was set up by PULSUS Group, Ltd and Center for Education Development (CED) in support of the revamping the world-class midwifery.
The conference's main theme is "Fostering the Innovations in Midwifery Practices". Midwifery 2020 will concentrate on nursing studies aimed at its effect on clinical practice through oral and poster reports, workshops and keynote discussions. The conference is a perfect forum to collaborate on issues impacting midwifery practice for midwives, faculty members, deans, scholars and researchers. Participants will take updating opportunities to benefit from a number of oral and poster presentations on Midwifery & Nurse Practice. Connecting with and among the midwifery scholars will play a key role in the meeting.
Session 1: Midwifery Nursing
A nurse midwife is both a nurse (usually a licenced nurse) and a midwife, having completed schooling in nursing and midwifery leading to certification as a nurse midwife and sometimes a specialist certificate. Nurse midwives provide women with lifelong care, both during breastfeeding and the postpartum period, as well as care and birth control for women. Nurse midwives can act as primary women's healthcare providers and often commonly offer medical services for relatively stable women, whose wellbeing and pregnancies, as well as their neonates, are deemed to be uncomplicated rather than high risk. In partnership with a specialist, women with high-risk pregnancies will also receive the benefits of midwifery treatment from a nurse midwife. The nurse midwife may work closely or in conjunction with an obstetrician and gynaecologist who provides patients with complications or complicated medical history or disease(s) with consultation and assistance.
- Midwifery Practices
- Role and Scope of Midwives
- Newborn Care & Safety
- Women Health Nursing
- Nurse Practitioners & Registered Nurses
Session 2: Obstetrics & Gynecology
The medical specialty containing the two sub-specialties of obstetrics (covering conception, childbirth , and the postpartum period) and gynaecology (covering the wellbeing of the female reproductive system-vagina, uterus, ovaries, and breasts) is obstetrics and gynaecology (British English) or obstetrics and gynaecology (American English). It is commonly abbreviated in US English as OB-GYN or OB / GYN and in British English as obs and gynae or O&G. An obstetrician specialises in obstetrics, from maternal treatment to post-natal care, and deals with all facets of birth. Babies are delivered by an obstetrician, while a gynaecologist does not. Therapies to help you become pregnant, such as fertility therapies, will also be given by an obstetrician. Since completing a general medical degree, being licenced as an obstetrician or a gynaecologist requires a minimum of 4 years of residency training. The two specialties are closely linked and, in both fields, most of these professionals deliver treatment.
- Midwifery & Obstetrics
- Women’s Sexual Health
- Reproductive Endocrinology
Session 3: Maternal and Child Health
A significant public health priority for us is improving the well-being of mothers, babies, and children. Their well-being determines the health of the next generation and can help families, neighbourhoods, and the health care system foresee possible public health issues. A broad variety of diseases, lifestyle habits, and health system indicators that impact the health, well-being, and quality of life of mothers, infants, and families are discussed in the priorities of the subject field of Maternal, Baby, and Child Health. Pregnancy will offer an incentive for women and their children to recognise existing health threats in women and to avoid possible health issues. Hypertension and heart failure, asthma, depression, intimate partner abuse, genetic disorders, sexually transmitted diseases ( STDs), cigarettes , alcohol and opioid use, insufficient diet, excessive weight, and other health threats may be included.
- Maternal Care
- Newborn Care
- Quality of Care
- Mental Support
- Maternal & Child Nutrition
Session 4: Pre & Post-partum Care
Pregnancy treatment consists of healthcare for expectant mothers that is maternal (before birth) and postpartum (after birth). To ensure a healthy pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and labour and delivery for mom and baby, treatments and training are included. Prenatal treatment helps minimise complications during pregnancy and raises the possibility of a safe and stable birth. Your doctor can help monitor your pregnancy through regular prenatal visits and identify any problems or complications before they become serious. The risk of being born with a low birth weight is triple for babies born to mothers who lack prenatal treatment. Low-birthweight newborns are five times more likely to die than children whose mothers have received prenatal treatment. Although the nine months of pregnancy are the subject of most pregnancy treatment, postpartum care is also important. The postpartum period, starting right after the baby is born, lasts six to eight weeks. The mother goes through many physical and emotional changes during this period while learning to care for her newborn. Postpartum care includes getting proper rest, vaginal care, and nutrition.
- Postnatal Care
- Management of Birth Defects
- Importance of Hygiene
- Gestational Diabetes
- Weight Management
Session 5: Antenatal & Postnatal Depression
Depression is widespread in women of childbearing age, especially during the antenatal and postnatal periods. In about 10 percent to 20 percent of mothers, post-partum depression has been recorded globally, and it may start from the moment of birth, or may arise from depression that has developed continuously after pregnancy. Not only because of the increasing incidence or global distribution, but also because of the severe negative impact on personal , family and child developmental outcomes, the presence of depression among women has gained a lot of attention. There is a critical need to implement a holistic public health agenda (including a mental health strategy) in order to ensure that universal psychosocial evaluation of perinatal women is carried out within the primary health care system, acknowledging the role of maternal distress of multiple areas of personal, child and family life. To conclude, depression is a serious public health issue during pregnancy and in the postnatal period, which essentially requires continued support from the health sector in order to ultimately benefit not only women, but also family , community and health care professionals.
- Negative Emotional Changes
- Prenatal Stress and Anxiety
- Mental Health services
- Emotional Support
Session 6: Methods of Childbirth & Delivery
Childbirth delivery options include unassisted natural childbirth, assisted childbirth, and Cesarean surgery (C-section) delivery. The delivery locations for childbirth include at home, in a birth centre, or in a hospital. If the mother and partner learn breathing techniques and other strategies in a birthing class, vaginal births without medication can be less painful and smoother. Two common childbirth classes are the Lamaze Method and the Bradley method. To decide what is right for her, the risks and advantages of each delivery system must be balanced together with the desires of the mother. The experience of any woman is extraordinary, but most mothers will confidently say that, indeed, childbirth is painful. However, it is short-lived, and there are many types and methods to effectively reduce the intensity of childbirth pain. There are many choices in childbirth. The technique that makes them more relaxed can be preferred by women, and that makes sense for their personal and medical condition.
- Vaginal Delivery
- VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
- Induced Labour
- Water Birth
- Breech Birth
Session 7: Pre-conception & Care
Preconception treatment is a series of steps aimed at recognising and modifying health, physiological, and social threats in women of reproductive age. Preconception treatment seeks to strengthen the outcomes of pregnancy and women's health in general by avoiding illness and managing risk factors impacting the outcome of pregnancy and the health of future generations. The World Health Organisation (WHO) found out in 2013 that pre-conception treatment is essential for all women of reproductive age. Women are postponing childbearing in high-income countries until ages when their fertility has decreased, while women in low-income countries would benefit from delaying pregnancy and spacing subsequent pregnancies. The first contact with antenatal care is often too late for advice on health-promoting lifestyle changes, since the most critical period for organ development occurs before many women even know that they are pregnant. In addition, there is a growing body of evidence that health and lifestyle before conception can influence pregnancy outcomes for women, and even for men. At least four out of ten women worldwide report that their pregnancies were unplanned, highlighting the need for population-wide approaches to pre-conception care based on evidence.
- Importance of Preconception Care
- Abdominal & Pelvic Examination
- Reproductive Health Care
- Unplanned Pregnancies
Session 8: Role of a Doula
A doula is someone educated by labour to help a mother. A doula's purpose is to help women and their families attain the experiences of childbirth that they envision. Doulas are educated, skilled practitioners who offer continuous social , physical, and insightful assistance to mothers before, after, and after birth, according to DONA International (a doula organisation). Doulas see their role as nurturing and maintaining the memories of the birth experience of an individual. The term “ doula ”is of Greek origin, and the practise has a lengthy tradition. It was common for a doula to provide continuous support to a woman during labour before the field of obstetrics was established. After delivery, the person still accompanied the mother as she reunited with her baby and recovered from childbirth. Women started giving birth in hospitals after the introduction of obstetrics. The help person was replaced by staff from the home and often friends of the family.
- Role of Doulas in Labour
- Physical and Emotional Support
- Postpartum Services
- Scope of Doula Practices
- Challenges Faced by Doulas
Session 9: Midwifery in Neonatology
Their bodies will not be able when babies are born prematurely. In order to survive, their hearts, lungs, stomachs, and skin may need help and support. The advanced treatment these newborns require is provided by a neonatologist. A premature infant may have other special conditions that a neonatologist may assist with in other situations. A midwife is a health professional trained during pregnancy , labour and birth to support and care for women. They help you to stay healthy in pregnancy and to give birth with little intervention if no complications arise. In the first few weeks after birth, midwives also care for you and your baby. As defined in the Midwife Definition and the ICM Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice, the care of the newborn is an integral part of the role of the midwife. The WHO estimates that every year, there are 2.7 million neonatal deaths and 2.6 million stillbirths. Within the first 24 hours of birth, most of these deaths occur, primarily from preventable causes.
- Neonatal Care
- Neonatal Emergency Management
- Assistance & Guidance for Breastfeeding
- Preterm Birth Management
Session 10: Complications in Pregnancy & Delivery
Without risks, most births arise. Some women who are pregnant will, however, experience complications that may include their health, the health of their baby, or both. Diseases or situations that the mother had before she got pregnant can also lead to complications during pregnancy. During delivery, some complications happen. Sometimes it is impossible to differentiate the typical signs of pregnancy from the signs of complications. While several complications are minor and do not advance, if you have any issues during your pregnancy, you can still call your physician. With timely care, most birth complications are manageable. However, the 700 to 900 deaths each year due to pregnancy and childbirth outweigh a more widespread issue that researchers call "severe maternal morbidity." Up to 70 experience hemorrhages, organ failure or other major complications for any U.S. woman who dies as a result of pregnancy or childbirth.
- Preterm Labour
- Breech Position
- Placenta Previa
- Congenital Birth Defects
Session 11: Breastfeeding and Midwifery
Breastfeeding has been seen to be the healthiest feeding strategy. This perspective has been backed by a vast variety of literature. Because breastfeeding is helpful in promoting the health of babies and is usually considered a professional problem, mothers require professional support for suitable breastfeeding. Promoting the health of babies is one of the primary obligations of nurses / midwives. Thus, to support the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding, it is necessary for them to master the skills. The aim of this paper is to examine the role of the nurse / midwife in promoting successful breastfeeding. Firstly, it will study and discuss approaches to support the initiation of breast feeding in the postnatal period. Secondly, there will be a discussion of methods that can be adopted to support the continuation of breast feeding in the first six months. And third, the midwife / nurse 's role in promoting breast feeding will be concluded.
- Importance of Breastfeeding
- Promoting Breastfeeding
- Role of Midwives
- Evidence Based Breastfeeding Management
Session 12: Evidence-based Practice in Midwifery
In accordance with research evidence and service innovations, clinical midwifery skills and understanding are continually changing. In order to ensure that the care given to childbearing women is healthy, efficient and of the highest quality to suit their particular needs, evidence-based midwifery practise is critical. Evidence from studies in accordance with professional practise and women's own desires should be addressed in order to offer woman-centered care. The incorporation of evidence-based practise through the curriculum is one of the challenges for higher education institutions providing pre-registration midwifery education, such that student midwives see it as an integral part of their role, rather than as a separate concept. In order to ensure that their practise is evidence-based, midwifery students need the knowledge and skills to identify areas of practise that need investigation, an understanding of how each stage of the research process works, and the skills to critique research studies.
- Importance of Evidence-based Practice
- Clinical Expertise
- Quality of Care
- Cesarean & Midwives
Session 13: Leadership in Midwifery
Leadership and environmental factors are inseparable. This suggests that midwifery leaders need to be mindful of the roots and demands for reform, and of the drivers, characteristics and aspirations of today's shifting context that shapes health care. While leadership and leadership are synonymous, when put within the framework of midwifery, the difference is critical. Midwifery service delivery is evolving from a task-oriented approach to a team approach, where midwives need to partner alongside others to offer personalised care. Management is about creating a degree of predictability and order, also referred to as transactional leadership, while leadership is about creating transition. The role of management is to do things right and get the job done. The task of leadership is to do the right thing, and it requires vision and guidance. An individual may then be a leader without being a boss, and without being a leader, be a boss.
- Emotional Intelligence
- Vision & Passion
- Leadership Development
- Maternity Review
Session 14: Midwifery Education
In 2010, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) created the Global Standards for Midwifery Education to improve midwifery worldwide by training professionally trained midwives to deliver high quality, evidence-based health care to childbearing customers, their babies and families. However, as detailed in the Critical Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice originally established in 2002, these requirements reflect the minimum required from a quality midwifery curriculum with emphasis on competency-based instruction rather than academic degrees. Both midwifery education services shall conform with the pre-registration midwifery education requirements approved by the country in which the programme is carried out by the recognised specialist regulatory body. The international definition of a midwife should guide the national regulatory body. The future midwife 's education should concentrate on fulfilling the client's holistic needs (psychological, mental , physical, social and spiritual) in a compassionate and professional way, serving as their representative and working closely with the client and their families to facilitate a healthy and rewarding childbearing experience and the transition to parenthood.
- Work-based Learning
- Examination of the Newborn
- Research Approaches in Health and Social Care
- Leadership for Innovation and Practice
Session 15: Advanced Practices in Midwifery
The definition of 'advanced midwifery practise' is discussed in foreign literature to a minimal degree. However, to advance the profession and to gain both internal and external credibility, a strong understanding of advanced midwifery practise is crucial. The aim of this concept analysis is to explain advanced midwifery practise and consider its elements. There is currently no international consensus description of advanced midwifery practise. Four key characteristics of advanced midwife practitioners (AMPs) are identified: work autonomy, leadership, experience , and skills in science. A consensus on the need for master's level preparation for AMPs has been found. The results of this definition study support a wide range of AMPs in their creation, names, functions, and scope of practise. Further application of these functions is accompanied by studies on health and strategic effects of treatment delivered by AMPs. As one of the obstacles to adoption is the indistinctness of the names and positions of AMPs, a simple conceptualization of advanced midwifery practise seems necessary for effective adoption.
- Innovations in Midwifery
- Patient Safety and Resilience
- Clinical and Theoretical Practices
- Advanced Maternity Services
Why to Attend?
Midwifery 2020 is one of the best platforms to hear about the recent advancements and innovations in nursing midwifery practice. Most of the nurses are interested to enhance their knowledge and practice by learning the latest developments. And for them, the 2nd Annual Congress on Midwifery & Nurse Practitioners is the best stage with the following benefits:
- To gain opportunity to meet and interact with experts in the field of nursing and midwifery
- To present and develop the research ideas and projects
- To learn the greatest and latest innovations in the area of practice
- To develop interpersonal and technical skills that will add value to the career profile
- To experience a personal growth