Presentation on theme: "The Power of Cultural Safety When Different Worlds Meet Giving midwifery care to migrant mothers and their babies Elsie Gayle www.mimosamidwives.co.uk."— Presentation transcript:
The Power of Cultural Safety When Different Worlds Meet Giving midwifery care to migrant mothers and their babies Elsie Gayle www.mimosamidwives.co.uk
A midwife is a person who has successfully......acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery and use the title ‘midwife’; and who demonstrates competency in the practice of midwifery. Scope of Practice The midwife is recognised as a responsible and accountable professional who works in partnership with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to conduct births on the midwife’s own responsibility and to provide care for the newborn and the infant. This care includes preventative measures, the promotion of normal birth, the detection of complications in mother and child, the accessing of medical care or other appropriate assistance and the carrying out of emergency measures. The midwife has an important task in health counselling and education, not only for the woman,.... but also within the family and the community. A midwife may practise in any setting including the home, community, hospitals, clinics or health units. ICM Council June 15, 2011
Migrant woman Who is she? What are the issues for maternity care? How do we overcome them? How do we ensure evidence based care?
Mimosa Midwives Small team One to one Relationships of trust and confidence Woman is at the centre of her care, Informed decisions based on the available evidence [research, the needs and values of the woman (including cultural and spiritual) and of course our clinical knowledge and experience]
The evidence base New Zealand Maori experience Mother & Midwife Together Having a baby in Balsall Heath HoBtPCT Red Cross experience Maternity Alliance MSLC National Reviews
Model of care Continuity of carer... holistic Partnership Dynamic Insightful Flexible Creative Empowering.....
Outcomes Birth is not a patient episode but an event of great social and emotional significance... Welsh Assembly 2002 Cultural safety
Looking to the Future Midwives National Policy Partnerships Franchises Mothers Physical Mental Social