About this event

  • Date and time Sun 13 Sep 2020 from 9:30am to 4:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Maternity and the Newborn

This event has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

This unique event brings together expert health practitioners, fitness experts and women to bust the myths about healthy eating, physical activity and provides practical information based on the latest research and evidence before, during and after pregnancy.

The choices women make in relation to nutrition and physical activity affect not only their health but also their offspring. Trying to balance the demands of family and work, along with the pressure to look in a certain way requires a nutritious diet and physical activity that is sustainable.

The interactive sessions and taster workshops will provide an ideal opportunity for women and professionals alike to gain information and learn about safe, fun activities and nutritional requirements in order to maintain health, boost energy and elate mood through the different stages in pregnancy and after childbirth.

Topics include: 

  • Evidenced summaries on wellbeing, transitioning to parenthood, varied and balanced diet, pelvic health and physical activity 
  • Engagment in a range of taster activities including Zumba, hypnobirthing, healthy eating and drinking

 

Key speakers

Professor Tina Miller BA, MSc, PhD

Professor of Sociology, Oxford Brookes University, and Author of Making Sense of Parenthood

Professor Andrew Shennan OBE MBBS MD FRCOG

Professor of Obstetrics, Clinical Director South London CRN Department of Women and Children’s Health, School of Life Course Sciences, FoLSM, Kings College London.

Dr Ralph Smith

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust 

Agenda

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Miss Nina Khazaezadeh, Consultant Midwife, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, President, Maternity and Newborn forum, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one

Chair: Miss Nina Khazaezadeh, Consultant Midwife, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ National Health Service Foundation Trust and President, Maternity and Newborn Forum, Royal Society of Medicine

A woman’s perspective

Ms Fiona Rodden, Mother

Emotional wellbeing in pregnancy

Dr Sunita Sharma, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Nutrition from preconception-postnatal

Ms Angela Flynn, Research Associate, Department of Women and Children’s Health Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine (FoLSM) King’s College London

Preparing for birth and managing outcomes: First-time mothers expectation and transition experiences

Professor Tina Miller, Professor of Sociology, Oxford Brookes University, Author

Tea and coffee break
Pelvic health before and after birth

Ms Jenny Constable, Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Staying active in pregnancy

Professor Andrew Shennan, OBE, Professor of Obstetrics, Clinical Director South London Clinical Research Network Department of Women and Children’s Health, School of Life Course Sciences, FoLSM, King’s College London

Dr Ralph Smith, Consultant, Sport and Exercise Medicine Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Basil Lee Bursary prize winner 2019
Lunch

Interactive workshops rotations

Delegates can choose three of the below sessions to attend through the afternoon

Each rotation includes the same five workshops. 

Workshop
A: Zumba

Mr George Martini

B: Nutrition; food labelling/portion size

Ms Angela Flynn and Ms Deborah Rickett

C: Physical activity

Dr Ralph Smith

D: Hypnobirthing

Ms Nancy Keen, Senior Trainer, Katharine Graves Hypnobirthing 

E: Pelvic floor health

Ms Jenny Constable, Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Workshop rotation two
Workshop rotation three
Concluding remarks
Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Man searching computer

Join the RSM and get unlimited digital learning and e-resources access

The RSM has an extensive digital learning and online e-resources platform. As a member you'll enjoy unlimited digital learning any time you need and access to e-journals, e-books and 7 huge medical databases to support your clinical decision-making and research.

Our e-resources are updated continuously to ensure you receive the cutting edge knowledge you need. 

 

Become a member