From Birth to Health

Towards Sustainable Childbirth

Sept 17-18, 2018 : COST Action BIRTH Conference : Lisbon
Today is our opportunity to make a difference!

Getting maternity care right for mothers and babies is vital for all countries and societies. It is important to reduce avoidable deaths and ill health. However, it is also crucial that interventions designed to reduce risk for the few mothers and babies who develop complications are not used for mothers and babies who are healthy. Over use of interventions can be harmful, and uses up resources that should be targeted on those who need them. 

Part of the solution is to explore the under-researched area of what makes childbirth go well (as opposed to what makes it go wrong). This was the motto of the 4-year project BIRTH (Building Intrapartum Research Through Health), funded by COST. Over 100 scientists, artists, professionals, activists, political stakeholders and service users from around 30 countries in Europe and beyond got together to unveil the complexity within normal childbirth physiology in different populations, individuals, and contexts, with a positive, salutogenic approach.​

Join us in this discussion, towards sustainable childbirth!

THE FUTURE STARTS
WITH EACH BIRTH
Lisbon
Sept 17-18, 2018
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Physiology. Compassion. Salutogenesis. Agency. Change.

Join the discussion with our experts in the field of pregnancy and childbirth. 

Soo Downe
University of Central Lancashire, UK
Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg
Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Dep. of Animal Physiology, Sweden
Mechthild Gross
Hannover Medical School, Germany
Anastasia Topalidou
University of Central Lancashire, UK
Lucy Frith
University of Liverpool, UK
Deirdre Daly
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Ibone Olza
University of Alcalá &
El Parto es Nuestro, Spain
Olga Gouni
Cosmoanelixis Prenatal and Life Sciences, Greece
Claudia Meier-Magistretti
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Ramón Escuriet
Health Ministry of the Gov. of Catalonia & Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Nicoletta Setola
Dep. of Architecture, University of Florence, Italy
Yoana Stancheva
Zebra Midwives, Bulgaria
Patrick Moran
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Claudia Hanson
Karolina Institutet, Sweden & LS of Hygiene and Tropic. Medicine, UK
Ole Olsen
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health Sciences, Denmark
Marie-Clare Balaam
University of Central Lancashire, UK
David Elvira
Director of the Catalan Health Services, Spain
Sara do Vale
Eur. Network of Childbirth Associations & APDMGP
Diogo Ayres-de-Campos
FIGO Committee for Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health & EAPM
Rita Borg-Xuereb
International Confederation of Midwives
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