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Home Birth Conference 2013

 

The Annual HBA Conference, "Water Birth in Ireland"

took place at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

on Sunday 21st April 2013 9am-6pm

 

Keynote Speaker Ethel Burns. Water Birth Expert.

A midwifery lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, UK., Ethel has a particular fascination for the underpinning evidence-based practice relating to labour and birth.  She has published widely in the areas of aromatherapy during labour and water birth.  Ethel is active in clinical practice and works on midwifery related projects in different countries.  Ethel will give two talks at the conference, both related to water birth.

Other speakers included: Philomena Canning SECM, Birth couples, Midwives from midwifery-led care in Ireland and birth advocates.

 

List of stallholders and contact details

Kumbikids - Annah Knight www.kumbikids.ie

Placenta Encapsulation - Theresa Caton

Parenting Today - Anne Brannick (parent mentoring)

Homeopathy Know How - Krysia Lynch

GWBellycasts - Gail Mackey mackeygail @ eircom.net and Facebook

Birth Healing - Tara Killen workshops @ tarakillen.com

Home Education Network - Monica O'Connor and Jane Donegan www.henireland.org

Familliaris - Joanna Szczypka www.familiaris.eu (non-competitive boardgames)

Chiropractor - Ros Drake www.drakechiropractic.ie

Deb's Sheepskins - Deb Davis

Kildare Steiner School - Anne Pender www.kildaresteinerschool.org

BirthingMamas - David Tighe www.birthingmamas.ie

Friends of Breastfeeding - JoleneKeating www.friendsofbreastfeeding.ie

Midwifery Led Unit, Drogheda - Aoife Hamill 041 9837601 Extn 2136

Cuidiu - Angela McSweeney www.cuidiu-ict.ie

Doula Association of Ireland - GermaineReidy www.doula.ie

Baby Wearing Ireland - Grace www.babywearingireland.ie

 

Provisional Conference Program

9.00am-­9.45 am: Registration

9.45 am-10.15 am: Home birth in the last year in Ireland (Krysia Lynch (HBA)

10.15am-­11.05 am: Water Birth Stories (Fiona Maguire, Margaritte Hannan)

11.05am­-11.30 am: Coffee and Tea

11.30am-1.00 pm: Ethel Burns: Key note address Birthing Pool Use During labour and Waterbirth

1.00pm -2.00 pm: Lunch

2.00pm-2.45 pm: Human Rights in Childbirth and the new MOU. Information and discussion session Barbara Western (AIMSI Support Services) Krysia Lynch (HBA / AIMSI Liaison)

2.45pm-­ 3.15 pm: Waterbirth in Ireland ­ Philomena Canning (Independent Midwife)

3.15pm ­-3.45 pm: Ethel Burns: Normalising birth: opportunities and challenges

3.45pm-­ 4.00 pm: Tea and Coffee and raffle prizes

4.00pm­-5.00 pm: Home birth in Ireland ­ the way forward
Panel discussion
. Ethel Burns, Philomena Canning, Paula Barry (Coombe Women’s Hospital), Aoife Hamil (MLU, OLOL), Krysia Lynch (HBA)