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Midwife Meetup

Stillbirth: Supporting bereaved parents in your care

Date: 30th October 2017
Times: 19.00-22.00
Venue: All Saints Centre, High Street, Weston, Bath, BA1 4BX
Tickets: £10 standard, £8 students

“Brilliant evening! Very well planned and extremely informative. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to all my midwifery and MSW buds! Looking forward to the next Midwife Meetup.”
Vicky Carne, Midwife, Bristol

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Sadly, around 6,500 parents are bereaved every year when their baby dies either before or shortly after they are born. Maternity staff from all backgrounds can be involved in the care of these parents throughout their journey, from breaking ‘bad news’ to delivering the baby and supporting parents through possible post-mortems and follow up consultations several weeks later.

Navigating this journey in a compassionate manner, can be complex for healthcare professionals. So, SANDS carried out some research which looked at the kind of care bereaved parents want, and find supportive; as well as how to improve training and support for health professionals involved in their care.

We’re pleased to welcome Ceri Shaw and Rebecca Cobb from SANDS who will be sharing their personal stories with us, discussing what they found helpful, and what could have been improved in the care they received. You will walk away with some practical tips that will help you if you are supporting a family through bereavement in the future.

As well as delivering high quality content, the Midwife Meetup offers you the opportunity to network with midwives from different teams and units within Bath, whilst enjoying nibbles and a glass of bubbly!

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Our programme

7.00 – 8.00 Welcome drinks and networking

8.00 – 9.30 Speaker presentations and discussion

Ceri Shaw

Rebecca Cobb

9.30-9.50 Networking and drinks

9.50 Event ends

Who should attend?

Whilst this event is primarily aimed at midwives, anyone working within the maternity services in Bath and the surrounding areas is welcome:

  • Midwives (antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and community)
  • Obstetricians
  • Anesthetists
  • Maternity health care assistants
  • Student midwives
  • Medical student

Why attend?

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest research
  • Gain practical tips that help you deliver the best service to parents in your care
  • Get to know the local mental health service providers
  • Get to know other midwives and health professionals working in Bristol


  • Standard Ticket: £10
  • Student Discount: £8


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