RCM Annual Conference

The sessions listed below will take place on Friday 5 October. These sessions will run concurrently throughout the day.

Please note if you are aiming on attending sessions across multiple programmes you will need to select those that do not have conflicting timeslots.

Event Timeslots (4)

FRINGE PROGRAMME DAY 2
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Fear of birth a spectrum
Chair: Kathryn Manning, facilitator, Redactive
Speaker: Dr Yana Richens OBE, deputy head of maternity services – Nursing Directorate, Professional Midwifery Advocate

Come along to this session to hear from a leading expert on the fear of birth with a specific focus on Tokophobia.

FRINGE PROGRAMME DAY 2
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Surrogacy; a midwife\'s perspective
Chair: Kathryn Manning, facilitator, Redactive
Speaker: Sarah Spencer, senior midwifery manager, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Spencer Clarke, lawyer, Law Commission

Surrogacy is an ever evolving, more prominent part of a midwives role. Come along to this session to hear from RCM Award winner, Sarah Spencer, on her first surrogacy case involving twins. Sarah will cover the intricacies of this complex case and how, as a senior midwife, she worked with multidisciplinary teams to ensure the process was smooth for everyone involved.
You will also hear from the Law Commission who will run through the current guidelines and the future of surrogacy.

FRINGE PROGRAMME DAY 2
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Massage for mother and midwife
Chair: Kathryn Manning, facilitator, Redactive
Speaker: Claire Nutt, founding director & massage therapist, The Birth & Wellbeing Partnership

In this interactive session led by midwife and massage therapist Claire Nutt, you will learn the benefits of massage for both midwives and women in your care. The session will deliver practical, proven insights in an interactive format giving you the tools to aid you in your role and assist you in the workplace.

FRINGE PROGRAMME DAY 2
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Pilates: the benefits for you and the women in your care
Chair: Kathryn Manning, facilitator, Redactive
Speaker: Nikki Kelham, physio-led pilates instructor, Complete Pilates

Pilates is hugely important in ante and post natal care, this session will equip you to share those benefits with the women you see every day. Led by Chartered Physiotherapist Nikki Kelham, the session will deliver practical, proven insights in an interactive format. You will learn the basics of pilates for yourself, including abdominal, breathing and postural work and you will be given tools to aid you in your role. You may even have some fun too!!