Symposium 2022: Midwifery Movement Matters – Virtual Event


The Symposium for All Midwives and Associated Professionals

4 & 5 May 2022
Online via Zoom – from the comfort of your own home



On The Agenda: Wednesday 4 May 2022

  • Midwifery Movement Matters
  • Life goes on with COVID – Update & Message from National Department of Health
  • Midwifery Profession & Direct Entry Midwifery Education – are we moving forward?
  • Message from the South African Nursing Council – an update on CPD
  • Medical Induced Prematurity – What are we doing to our babies and future generations?
  • Workshop: Sensitive Midwifery Momentum in the Birthing Space 
    • Natural Birth vs Vaginal Birth – a more excellent way
    • How can we support Physiology with Epidurals and Inductions?
    • Sensitive Cesarean Section
    • VBAC on the rise – how do we safely manage it?
  • The status quo of mandatory Newborn Basic Life Support training in South Africa
  • Delayed cord clamping, knowledge of and implementation in maternity obstetric units?
  • Baby & Child: Breastfeeding Progression
  • Antenatal Education as an essential tool for Women Empowerment

On The Agenda: Thursday 5 May 2022

  • Maternity Care is a Team Sport, with Midwives being the Centrepiece – It’s time to play right
  • Impact of Covid on Pregnancy, the (unborn) Baby, and Health Care Professionals
  • How to practice confidently in a ‘Fear of Litigation’ loaded Birth Environment
  • Estimated Due Date Questioning – Ultrasound Guidelines
  • Implementation of the New Maternity Case Records
  • Workshop: Young Midwives Making Moves
    • Private Sector
    • Government Sector
    • Independent Practice 
    • Education & Academics 
  • Pelvic Floor & Sexual Health
  • Doula’s as an integral part of the birthing team
  • Thermoregulation, what midwives know and they ought to know
  • The Sensitive Midwifery Approach – a Solution to the Maternal Health Crisis


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