About this event

  • Date and time Wed 14 Oct 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location Online

This live webinar explores the impact of COVID-19 on women’s health and wellbeing during pregnancy and transition to parenting. We will explore emerging trends and evidence, and the implications for maternity services going forward.

Attending this webinar will develop your knowledge and understanding on how COVID-19 has impacted a range of aspects relating to maternity services and care provision. Key speaker presentations will generate interesting discussion to explore collective thoughts and suggestions further, with ample time for interactive discussion.

Webinar topics include: 

  • An overview of current evidence from the UK and USA
  • Service provision: impact on women and their caregivers
  • Service user perspective of the impact
  • Health inequality and variation is service provision

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Nina Khazaezadeh, Acting Head of Midwifery and Consultant Midwife, Public Health and President, Maternity and Newborn Forum, Royal Society of Medicine

Co-chair: Dr Ethel Burns, Senior Lecturer, Midwifery, Oxford Brookes University and Member, Maternity and Newborn Forum, Royal Society of Medicine

UK research around health inequality and variation in service provision

Professor Jane Sandall, UK research around health inequality and variation in service provision, King's College, London

COVID-19 in pregnancy in perspective

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

Womens experiences of maternity services in a pandemic

Agnes Agyepong, Engagement Lead, Best Beginnings, St Thomas Hospital Maternity Voices Partnership Co Chair

United States Maternity Care Changes during pandemic

Jennifer Vanderlaan, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA and and Kate Woeber, PhD, MPH, CNM, FACNM

Panel discussion

Chairs: Nina Khazaezadeh and Ethel Burns

End of the webinar



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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