As part of each of our speaker’s address, each attendee will recieve a summary of the presentation.
Birthing families are also welcome to join the professionals sessions, however we ask that you take good care of yourself as you might find some of the content difficult to listen to.
Monday 23, 6.30pm
Why debriefing is important for women and organisations after traumatic birth
by Fiona Reid, Midwife
What is debriefing? The model used in a major NSW public hospital and what is provided for women as follow up to debriefing. Fiona will also describe what the common themes are in relation to trauma and how we can address them in subsequent pregnancy planning and management.
Lived experience: Ellie Goss
Tuesday 24, 6.30pm
Traumatic stress in maternity healthcare workers
by Dr Andrea Walker, OBGYN
- Definition of traumatic birth (for the woman, her baby, support people, maternity healthcare workers)
- Effects of traumatic birth (for woman, her baby, support people, maternity healthcare workers)
- Which maternity healthcare workers are affected?
- What makes trauma more likely or worse for maternity healthcare workers?
- What support, treatment, and prevention, is available?
- Challenges for the present (including COVID-19) and the future
Wednesday 25, 6.30pm
LGBTQ+ parent families and perinatal mental health care
Sharing with you her lived experience of postnatal depression and birth trauma, Lucy will discuss birth trauma from an LGBTQ+ perspective and the importance of offering a service inclusive of all families. Lucy will also share with you the collaborative work she is undertaking with mental health providers and supporting them to become more inclusive of LGBTQ+ parent families.
Thursday 26, 6.30pm
A/Prof Alka Kothari
Friday 27, 6.30pm