Speakers

The Maternity Conference are proud to have some amazing guest speakers:

March 22nd, 2019

The Lullaby Trust – Safer Sleep Workshop with updates hosted by Gill Ryder.

Sleep Myths Busted. Children’s Sleep Society hosted by Vicki Dawson.

Tamba (Twins and Multiple Births Association) hosted by Helen Turier.

March 23rd, 2019

What is normal post delivery and what is not? Hosted by Jane Mason.

Everything you need to know about GDPR

Savvy accounting for our profession hosted by Kim Needham

Make Marketing and Social Media work for you. Hosted by Nikki Wood.

  • Helen Turier – Tamba

    Helen Turier – Support Services Manager joined Tamba in August 2014 as the Head of Family & Professional Support. The charity Tamba (Twins and Multiple Births Association) is a UK wide charity. Multiples make up 1.5% of pregnancies in the UK but account for 7% of still births and 14% of neonatal
    deaths. The risk of pre-term birth is also considerably higher for multiples, occurring in at least 50% of twin pregnancies. Twins also face six times the risk of cerebral palsy. Parents have twice the risk of developing Post Natal Depression. The stresses of raising multiples are more complex and more commonly include greater financial distress and relationship breakdown or serious health problems during the early years.

    Tamba provides information and support to both families and professionals.

    www.tamba.org.uk Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TambaUK/ Twitter  @tamba_twins_mb

  • Jane Mason

    I came into Midwifery as a Mature student – I realised I wanted to become a Midwife when I went through my own pregnancies, but the timing wasn’t right for me with young children, so I had to put my dreams on a back burner until they were older. When I later revisited the idea and decided to apply I was accepted on my first and only application which led me to study at the University of Nottingham where I began my training at Kings Mill Hospital in Mansfield in 2004.

    Studying to become a Midwife takes 3 years and is hard work as you juggle working shifts on your placements whilst studying, writing assignments and revising for exams. In those days we didn’t study to a Degree level so I qualified in 2007 with a Distinction in a Diploma in Midwifery Studies and began my career as a Midwife at the Nottingham University Hospital Trust based at the City Hospital.

    My role as a Rotational Midwife-led to me working on both Labour Suite and on the wards caring for women through all stages of their pregnancy, labour and early postnatal periods. The ward where I was placed specialised in providing “Transitional Care” so I gained a lot of experience in the care of sick or premature babies and their mums.

  • GDPR Workshop

    Everything you need to know about GDPR:

    What do you need to do?

    What is data?

    Can you store data and if so, how?

    Your responsibilities.

    Registration with the ICO.

    Data breaches.

    How to stay safe.

    How to work with agencies and their responsibilities.

    What to do if you have a problem?

    Does it apply to me?

    Do I really have to take it seriously?

  • The Lullaby Trust

    Gill Ryder works for The Lullaby Trust as a Regional Development Officer, covering the North East, Yorkshire and East Midlands . She has 12 years’ experience of delivering safer sleep and bereavement support training across her region, aiming to ensure that healthcare and other professionals  are able to provide the vital  evidence-based advice, which reduces the chance of SIDS occurring and also deliver best practice when supporting bereaved families.  Gill is also a member of a number of safer sleep steering groups working within her region to reduce the numbers of babies dying of SIDS.

    The Lullaby Trust is a leading charity that provides specialist support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

  • Vicki Dawson

    Vicki Dawson is Founder and CEO of The Children’s Sleep Charity. Her professional background is in teaching and she held various positions including Deputy Headteacher and advisory teacher for a Local Authority.  Vicki’s specific specialism was around challenging behaviour and supporting children with SEND.  In 2012 she set up The Children’s Sleep Charity having experienced the impact of sleep deprivation through being a mother.  The charity uses a behavioural approach to sleep and works in partnership with a team of multidisciplinary professionals.  Vicki regularly speaks at national conferences, in the media and is on the Board of the British Paediatric Sleep Association and is a member of The British Sleep Society.