Tea-Time Talks - The mental health of pregnant women and new mums
Speaker: Professor Julie Jomeen, Professor of Midwifery, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Catriona Jones, Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull.
Fear of childbirth (FOC) is conceptualised along a continuum, with women who are almost free of fear at one end, and women with severe or disabling fear (known as tokophobia) at the other. It can have debilitating effects. Some women avoid pregnancy, despite the desire to have children. For those who do become pregnant, the condition can overshadow pregnancy and affect the choices they make for labour and birth. They have specific risks in relation to their clinical state, including severe levels of anxiety and depression and the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For some women, self-harm and suicide risk increase as pregnancy progresses. Risks to the baby/fetal risk include termination of pregnancy and potential difficulties with bonding and attachment.
This Open Panel Public Forum will take forward the discussion from the Tea-Time Talk that took place on the same subject on the 10th April.
Practitioners from all reated disciplines, students, staff and interested members fo the public are all welcome.
About Professor Jomeen:
Professor Jomeen is Professor of Midwifery and Dean of the Faculty of Health. Her work is at the forefront of leading both research and teaching in the Faculty of Health Sciences as part of the University's commitment to improving the health of the region. Professor Jomeen has an active research portfolio in maternity care and has played a significant role in health service development.
A key mission of the faculty and the University is our contribution to the health and social care arena in its broadest sense, from scientific discovery to translational research which impacts the lives of patients, alongside the provision of skilled graduates to provide the highest quality healthcare workforce.
About Catriona Jones:
Catriona Jones is a Registered Midwife (RM), a Lecturer in Midwifery, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull. Since becoming a midwife in 1996 she has practiced in a variety of midwifery settings in the United Kingdom, working alongside women and their families within a number of different models of maternity care. Catriona has worked at the University of Hull since 2004. Her various roles and responsibilities have included Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Midwifery Programme (2008–2011), and Deputy and Acting Lead Midwife for Education in 2011.
Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required in order to guarantee a place and to enable us to ensure we have an adequately sized room booked for the session. For more information and to book online, please click here.