Thursday 22 April 2004 Normal birth - making it possible in the 21st century  

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Chair:   Professor Wendy Savage, Middlesex University, Retired Senior Lecturer in O & G, Royal London Hospital

Hands off - a new approach to labour
Professor Jim Thornton, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Nottingham University and City Hospital, Nottingham

Information is power - finding your way round the web
Dr Trefor Roscoe, GP, Sheffield

Mind your language - exploring positive communication skills
Bernadette Matus, Chair, NCT Trading and Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive NCT

Discussion followed by lunch

Chair:    Susan Oakey, Consultant Midwife, Chelsea & Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust

The management of breech presentation in a DGH with a low caesarean section rate
Dr Mitch Mohajer, Lead Obstetrician in Fetal-Maternal Medicine, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

A midwife's approach to vaginal breech delivery
Mary Cronk, Independent Midwife

Twins, mothers and midwives: working with mothers of twins in labour
Jenny Smith, Head Midwife, Delivery Suite, Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea Hospital

I'll do it my way - a mothers view of giving birth to twins
Emma Mahony, Author of 'Double Trouble: Twins and How To Survive Them' and feature writer for The Times

Discussion
Summary and close of meeting