Closing Keynote Presentation

GOLD Midwifery is pleased to offer our Closing Keynote Presentation open to the general public. Our Keynote Presentation always discusses historical, biological, or sociological topics, and is meant to appeal to a wide range of health care professionals.

We're thrilled to have Ruth Oshikanlu, RN RM RSCPHN BSc MSc DUniv, as our Closing Keynote Speaker for this year's GOLD Midwifery Conference. Ruth Oshikanlu's presentation "Attachment Begins in Utero: The Vital Role of Facilitating Parental-Foetal Bonding" will be take place Live February 22, 2021 and is open to anyone in the public to attend. We invite you to join us at either of our two live sessions or access the public recordings of this talk until March 16th, 2020. A Certificate of Attendence will be provided.

Need continuing education credits? Only Delegates registered for the full conference will be able to claim continuing education hours and can do so by logging into the Delegates Area prior to watching the presentation. To learn more about registering for the conference, please visit this page. Registered Delegates will have access to this presentation and 12 additional presentations until April 2, 2021 (Annual Members will have until April 23, 2021).

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Ruth Oshikanlu, RN RM RSCPHN BSc MSc DUniv
Biography:

Dr. Ruth Oshikanlu MBE Ruth Oshikanlu is a multi-award winning nurse, midwife and health visitor. A nurse entrepreneur, consultant, leader and parenting expert, she is passionate about supporting vulnerable children and their families to reduce health inequalities and improve their life outcomes. Her previous roles include: HIV specialist midwife, Family Nurse at one of the first pilot sites of The Family Nurse Partnership intensive home visiting parenting programme for vulnerable families, and Nurse Leader of The Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service.

Ruth is a Pregnancy Mindset Expert and supports pregnant women who have had assisted conception or previous pregnancy loss. She is the author of Tune In To Your Baby: Because Babies Don’t Come with An Instruction Manual.

Ruth is a Queen’s Nurse, Fellow of The Institute of Health Visiting, Royal College of Nursing and The Royal Society of Arts. She is the recipient of several national healthcare and business awards; a regular columnist and has published several feature articles in numerous national nursing and healthcare journals.

Ruth was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year 2019 Honours List for being an Ambassador for the Health Visiting Profession and for services to Community Nursing, Children and Families. She is a Churchill Fellow and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from London South Bank University in November 2019.

Abstract: Attachment Begins in Utero: The Vital Role of Facilitating Parental-Foetal Bonding

Parental-foetal attachment is the emotional attachment between an expectant parent and their foetus and is a complex concept. Midwives have a vital role in promoting parental-foetal attachment. The presentation will outline the importance of promoting parental-foetal attachment and how expectant parents can connect with their babies in utero. This presentation will discuss how expectant parents have been supported during the pandemic to manage their fear, anxiety and stress, parental and partner separation.

It will conclude with the use of the items of antenatal attachment scales to discuss and suggest ways of promoting antenatal attachment to expectant parents. By collaboratively working between midwives, midwives can identify those that may be at risk of poor parental-foetal attachment, and ensure that coordinated, consistent and seamless care is provided for these families.

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Continuing Education Certificates:

Educational Credit for this presentation is available for Registered Delegates only. Registered Delegates will be able to confirm attendance at the Keynote Presentation on their Delegate Attendance Record once the GOLD Midwifery Conference gets underway.

*Free access to the general public is only available at the live online presentation or on our website as a recording until March 16, 2021.

*Only registered Delegates will be awarded educational credit for this presentation. A Certificate of Attendence will be provided.

*Please be aware that the Handouts to this presentation are for use only by individuals who have attended the live or recorded version of this presentation; and that they are for personal use only and are not to be shared with other non-attending individuals. Thank you.