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NCT's Big Weekend

NCT's Big Weekend
Learning from a local service
Presented by Hannah Sherlock, User Rep, NCT

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  • Maternity care: what needs to change, what needs to be protected? Learning from a Local Service Hannah Sherlock NCT Rep and MSLC Chair, Brighton & Hove
  • What needs protecting in Brighton and Hove ?
    • Plans for Midwifery Led Unit
    • Maternity Commissioner
    • Maternity Services Liaison Committee
    • Breastfeeding Peer Support Training programme
    • Homebirth Service
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  • Normalising birth - what we can learn from Lagan Valley – obstetric led unit in Northern Ireland?
    • Involve Obstetricians
    • Review Hospital Protocols
    • Extend Antenatal Education
    • Change Culture of Medical Birth
    • Let Go of Fear
    • Provide True One to One Midwifery Care
  • http://lifebegins.channel4.com/
  • http://www.mybirth.tv/
  • Maximise power of MSLC to create positive change
    • research
    • write letters/emails
    • network
    • be persistent
    • review
    • shout loud
  • What needs to be protected ?
    • choice of place of birth
    • alliance of mothers and midwives
    • communication between commissioners, users and providers
    • the power of our MSLCs to create change
  • What needs to change ?
    • more midwives, better training
    • doctors on side to promote normality and reduce obstetric interventions
    • extended NHS antenatal education
    • more happy healthy empowered families
    • their choices respected
    • obstetric care for those who need it
    • normal birth is supported, where possible, for all
  • “ It's amazing what a small group of committed people can accomplish to change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead