Pre-Congress Workshops NJF 2019 – Embracing The Perineum

Registration fee: ISK 27.000 / Appx: € 194

01 May – Hands-on training

9:00 – 12:00   Course 1
Gynzone: Surgical skills, repair of labia and 1st degree tears
Including: Instrument-tied knots, instrument handling and safe surgery. Needles and suture materials, interrupted stitches. Continuous suturing and self-locking knots. Repair of labia and 1st degree tears on medical models.

13:00 – 16:00  Course 2 – Fully Booked
Gynzone: Repair of 2nd degree tears and episiotomies
Including: Diagnosis, classification, sutures, needles and instruments. Training on medical models. Healing and follow up.

13:00 – 16:00  Course 3 – The course is cancelled
Protecting the Perineum: Hands-on training
Interventional program: Including Perineal support during 2nd stage of labor.  Lecture and training on medical models.

03 May – Hands-on Training

14:00 – 17:00   Course 4
Gynzone: Pain relief for repair of birth lacerations
Gel, spray, infiltration. Pudendal block: Transvaginal and transcutaneous. Entonox, epidural, spinal, thermal therapy and medicine.


Hall Name (capacity)Silfurberg A Silfurberg BKaldalón Björtuloft Ríma
08:30 - 11:00REGISTRATION OPENS - Eyri
11:00 - 12:00OPENING CEREMONY - Silfurberg A & B
National costumes are welcome at the opening ceremony
12:00 -12:50LUNCH, Exhibition & Poster session I
Served in open area
12:50 - 13:30KEYNOTE - Helga Gottfreðsdóttir
Silfurberg A & B
13:45 -15:001.1 Midwifery models of care I
Chair: Raymond De Vries
1.2 Health promotion in pregnancy
Chair: Debra Young
1.3 Mental health postpartum
Chair: Valgerður Lísa Sigurðardóttir
1.4 Diseases in childbirth

Chair: Björk Steindórsdóttir
Workshop I
1.1.1 (61)-Mothers´ experiences in relation to a new Swedish postnatal home-based model of midwifery care.
Margareta Johansson, Sweden

1.1.2 (121)-Work situation and professional role for midwives at a labour ward, pre and post the introduction of a midwifery model of care.
Malin Hansson, Sweden

1.1.3 (76)-Evaluation of a midwifery model of woman-centred care during childbirth – a mixed-method study
Ingela Lundgren, Sweden

1.1.4 (268)-Stop, think, reflect, realise – first-time mothers’ experiences of taking part in longitudinal maternal health research
Deirdre Daly, Ireland

1.2.1 (168)-Experiences of pregnant women with pregnancy-related online information - A qualitative study.
Marlijn Kranendonk, The Netherlands & Aliët van Veelen, The Netherlands

1.2.2 (111)-”I didn’t fit in” – Reasons for not attending parental education groups in Antenatal and Child health Care
Karin Forslund Frykedal, Sweden

1.2.3 (226)-Birthing in an Electronic World: First-Time Mother’s Experiences of Self-Preparing for Birth
Susan Fleming, USA

1.3.1 (20)-Antenatal depressive symptoms and early initiation of breastfeeding in association with exclusive breastfeeding
6 weeks postpartum: a longitudinal population-based study
Karin Cato, Sweden
1.3.2 (247)-Impact of maternal adversity on breastfeeding, mood and mother-infant interaction and cortisol attunement during the first year postpartum. Some findings from the Maternal adversity, vulnerability and neurodevelopment study (MAVAN).
Wibke Jonas, Sweden
1.3.3 (103)-Maternal depression symptoms during the first 21 months after giving birth
Michael Rosander, Sweden

1.3.4 (25)-You need more understanding - Perinatal and motherhood experiences of Icelandic mothers who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Inga Vala Jónsdóttir, Iceland

1.4.1 (95)-The challenges of healthcare encounters between women with endometriosis and healthcare professionals.
Hanna Grundström, Sweden

1.4.2 (97)-How is spondyloarthritis associated with pregnancy and birth outcomes? A Danish population-based cohort study
Sofie Mørk, Denmark

(125)-How can midwives support women to work with pain in labour?
Sigfríður Inga Karlsdóttir, Iceland, Elizabeth Newnham, Australia & Nicky Leap Australia
15:00 - 15:30COFFEE BREAK - Exhibition
Served in open area
15:30 - 16:452.1 Interventions and organization of care I
Chair: Rebecca Ashley
2.2 Induction of labour

Chair: Ingela Lundgren
2.3 Childbirth experience

Chair: Hafrún Finnbogadóttir
2.4 Autonomy and shared decision making
Chair: Inga María Hliðar Thorsteinsdóttir
Workshop II
2.1.1 (64)-Regional variations in childbirth interventions and their correlations with adverse outcomes, birthplace and care provider: a nationwide explorative study
Anna Seijmonsbergen-Schermers, Netherlands
2.1.2 (83)-Obstetric interventions, trends and drivers of change: A 20-year population based study from Iceland
Emma Marie Swift, Iceland
2.1.3 (262)-Feasibility of a health and risk categorization system at an interdisciplinary birth unit in Iceland
Berglind Hálfdánsdóttir, Iceland
2.1.4 (278)-Normalizing Birth in a Tertiary Environment
Linda Hunter, United States of America
2.2.1 (146)-Protecting the Future of Normal Physiologic Birth: Making Sense of the ARRIVE Trial
Linda Hunter, United States of America

2.2.2 (270)-Effects of induction of labor prior to post-term in low-risk pregnancies: a systematic review
Mette Juhl, Denmark
2.2.3 (201)-Absolute numbers are important in patient information – with examples from labor induction research
Mette Juhl, Denmark

2.2.4 (23)-Impact of intravenously administred fentanyl vs. epidural or no opioids during labour on first suckling and breastfeeding
Hanna Oommen, Norway
2.3.1 (78)-Length of latent phase, women’s labouring experience and quality of care during labour and birth
Karin Ängeby, Sweden

2.3.2 (62)-Intrapartum midwifery care impact Swedish couple´s birth experiences
Li Thies-Lagergren, Sweden
2.3.3 (215)-Reviewing birth experience by a known midwife: description of a study protocol
Valgerður Lísa Sigurðardóttir, Iceland
2.3.4 (263)-First-time mother´s self-reported satisfaction with their birth experience - a cross-sectional study
Christel Johansson, Sweden
2.4.1 (181)-Protecting the health of mother and baby and the autonomy of women: on the need to adequately assess interventions in maternity care
Rikke Damkjær Maimburg, Denmark

2.4.2 (79)-Dilemmas around shared decision-making in midwifery care: how to do right?
Marianne Nieuwenhuijze, The Netherlands
2.4.3 (22)-Shared agenda making for quality improvement; towards more synergy in maternity care
Carola Groenen, The Netherlands
2.4.4 (41)-Norwegian midwives´perception fo their practice environment - a mixed Methods study
Mirjam Lukasse, Norway

BLUBB: An interprofessional contract teaching to reduce perineal trauma and to increase the level of knowledge of pelvic floor anatomy and repair of perineal trauma
Malin Edqvist, Sweden
16:50 - 18:08
W-III(132) EMMA – Enhanced Maternity care for Migrant Families: Research to Action
Helena Lindgreen, Sweden
W-IV(173) “Midwifery educators crossing boarder’s” - Capacity-building of midwifery education in low resource setting
Marie Klingberg-Allvin, Sweden
W-V (192) Midwifery across borders – how can Nordic midwives make a contribution?
Margareta Larsson, Sweden
W-VI(234) The Nordic Network of Academic Midwives
Ellen Blix, Norway
W-VII(280) Bridging a culture gap enhances personal growth except when it doesn’t. Longitudinal qualitative action research of Twinning between Dutch and Moroccan midwives.
Franka Cadée, The Netherlands
18:05 - 19:00SMALL RECEPTION
Served in open area


08:30 - 09:10KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Ellen Aagaard Nøhr
Silfurberg A & B
09:10 - 09:20ENERGY SPEAKER
Silfurberg A & B
Note session 3.1 & 3.2 might start few min later due to changes in the halls
09:30 - 10:453.1 Perineal outcomes I

Chair: Susanne Houd
3.2 Cesarean section

Chair: Ingrid Jepsen
3.3 Intrapartum care for immigrant women
Chair: Marie Klingberg-Allvin
3.4 Theory of midwifery

Chair: Marianne Nieuwenhuijze
3.5 Clinical simulation in midwifery education
Chair: Elizabeth Newnham
3.1.1 (261)-Does waterbirth affect the risk of perineal injury or other adverse outcomes in low risk women with physiological birth? Results from the Nordic Homebirth Cohort Study
Berglind Hálfdánsdóttir, Iceland
3.1.2 (84)-Severe perineal trauma among women undergoing vaginal birth after cesarean delivery: a population-based cohort study
Charlotte Elvander, Sweden
3.1.3 (141)-Expert midwives’ skill in preserving the perineum intact: the ‘MEPPI’ study
Cecily Begley, Ireland

3.1.4 (102)-Midwives’ practice during the second stage of physiological labour: A systematic review
Viola Nyman, Sweden
3.2.1 (191)-Predictors of cesarean in a low-intervention, low-risk population
Melissa Cheyney, USA

3.2.2 (171)-Maternal physical activity and cesarean birth: a systematic review
Marit Bovbjerg, USA

3.2.3 (131)-Cesarean section on a rise – does advanced maternal age explain the increase? A population register based study
Eva Rydahl, Denmark
3.2.4 (165)-Advanced Maternal age and Cesarean Sections - physiology or culture? A population register based study
Eva Rydahl, Denmark

3.3.1 (3)-Immigrants from conflict-zone countries: an observational comparison study of obstetric outcomes in a low-risk maternity ward in Norway
Kjersti Sletten Bakken, Norway

3.3.2 (7)-Stillbirth in relation to maternal country of birth and other migration related factors: a population-based study in Norway
Eline Skirnisdottir Vik, Norway
3.3.3 (36)-Global Perspective on Deinfibulation
Heidi Kytöaho, Finland

3.3.4 (204)-Bilingual doula support – a step towards equal rights for immigrant women!
Ulrica Askelöf, Sweden

3.4.1 (186)-Objectives and aims of midwifery
Mirjam E.C. Peters, Germany

3.4.2 (237)-Decolonizing Midwifery
Eva K Robertson, Norway

3.4.3 (98)-Midwives realities in Bangladesh. A focus group enquiry with midwifery students and educators
Ulrika Byrskog, Sweden

3.4.4 (150)-Does transition to parenthood affect gender traits? The Effect of Pregnancy on Perceived Female and Male Traits
Karolina Linden, Sweden
3.5.1 (59)-Unexpected learning-potentials among Midwifery students in High-Fidelity Simulation
Lea Brinkmann & Marianne Eiberg, Denmark

3.5.2 (106)-Pre-training of suturing skills among midwifery students improves preparedness for training in practice
Kirsten Hasman, Denmark

3.5.3 (264)-Inter-professional Full-scale Simulations for Learning Teamwork and Skills for Mastering Obstetric Emergencies
Pernilla Stenbäck, Finland
3.5.4 (130)-Simulation based examination
Helle Vibeke Jansen, Denmark
Served in open area
11:15 - 12:304.1 Perineal outcomes II

Chair: Maria Hedström
4.2 Labour progress

Chair: Mirjam Lukasse
4.3 Breastfeeding

Chair: Lilja Guðnadóttir
4.4 Midwives' wellbeing

Chair: Ellen Blix
4.5 Midwifery education in India and Bangladesh
Chair: Ólöf Ásta Ólafsdóttir
4.1.1 (178)-Oneplus - Evaluation of collegial midwifery assistance during the second stage to reduce severe perineal trauma
Malin Edqvist, Sweden
4.1.2 (172)-Risk of perineal tears by maternal birth position
Marit Bovbjerg, USA

4.1.3 (276)-Association between birth positions and perineal trauma following an interventional program during the second stage of birth.
Edda Sveinsdóttir, Iceland

4.1.4 (210)-Do more resources lead to improved care and support to women with obstetric anal sphincter injuries? Exploring national, regional and local policies and guidelines in Sweden
Margareta Persson, Sweden
4.2.1 (50)-Safe labour, redefining duration of first stage of labour in modern obstetrical care
Louise Lundborg, Sweden

4.2.2 (8)-”Management of the passive phase of the second stage of labour in nulliparous women– focus group discussions with Swedish midwives”
Maria Bjelke, Sweden

4.2.3 (107)-The Labour Progression Study (LaPS): Intrapartum caesarean section rates following Zhang’s guideline and the WHO partograph. A cluster randomised trial.
Stine Bernitz, Norway

4.2.4 (53)-‘We’ve become very dependent on the technology’: Electronic fetal monitoring and the organization of maternity care
Raymond De Vries, USA

4.3.1 (21)-Breastfeeding as a balancing act – pregnant Swedish women’s voices on breastfeeding
Karin Cato, Sweden

4.3.2 (66)-The impact of two-sided benefits. An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of young primiparous mothers’ breastfeeding experience
Jannie Skovlund Rasmussen, Denmark
4.3.3 (211)-Breastfeeding Experiences among Obese Women in Sweden a Qualitative Study
Siw Alehagen, Sweden & Ing-Marie Claesson, Sweden

4.3.4 (145)-Two-year test-retest reliability of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) breast feeding questions
Marit Bovbjerg, USA
4.4.1 (94)-The emotional and professional wellbeing of midwives: cross sectional survey in Lithuania
Vita Vaiciene, Lithuania

4.4.2 (109)-I was completely exhausted and I could not keep on: midwives experience of attending acute circumstances during birth
Sigríður Inga Karlsdottir, Iceland
4.4.3 (88)-Burnout and intentions to leave the profession among Western Canadian midwives: Is the caseload model sustainable?
Kathrin Stoll, Canada

4.4.4. (54)-Promoting and sustaining a healthy midwifery workforce – key messages from the Work, Health and Emotional Lives of Midwives (WHELM) consortium
Mary Sidebotham, Australia

4.5.1 (202)-Strengthening nursing and midwifery pre-service education in four Indian states
Kaveri Mayra, India

4.5.2 (116)-Nurse mentorship: Exploring an alternative career pathway for nurse-midwives in India
Kaveri Mayra, India

4.5.3 (241)-Capacity building of midwifery faculty to implement a 3-years midwifery diploma curriculum in Bangladesh: A process evaluation of a mentor-ship program
Christina Pedersen & Kerstin Erlandsson,Sweden
4.5.4 (227)-Capacity building midwifery educators in Bangladesh through a blended net-based master’s program in the subject of midwifery from Dalarna University, Sweden
Kerstin Erlandsson, Sweden

12:30 - 13:45LUNCH & EXHIBITION and Poster session II
Served in open area
12:45 - 13:30Doctors without Borders
Presenter Sonja Kalsvik
13:45 - 15:005.1 Perineal outcomes III

Chair: Déirdre Daly
5.2 Violence in childbirth

Chair: Jenny Gamble
5.3 Place of birth

Chair: Åsa Premberg
5.4 Challenges in midwifery care
Chair: Lilleba Anckers
Workshop - VIII
5.1.1 (4)-A worse nightmare than expected’ - a Swedish qualitative study of women's experiences two months after obstetric anal sphincter muscle injury
Margareta persson, Sweden
5.1.2 (15)- “Struggling to settle with a damaged body” - a Swedish qualitative study of women’s experiences one year after obstetric anal sphincter muscle injury (OASIS) at childbirth
Maria Lindqvist, Sweden

5.1.3 (43)-Uptake of postpartum check-up and perineal pain during the first year after childbirth, a Swedish cohort study
Susanne Åhlund, Sweden

5.1.4 (110)-Build professional competence and equip with strategies to empower midwifery students–an interview study evaluating a simulation-based learning course for midwifery educators in Bangladesh
Josefin Rosengren, Sweden

5.2.1 (108)-History of sexual violence associated with frequent attendance in midwifery-led care
Janneke Gitsels, The Netherlands

5.2.2 (18)-Struggling to survive for the sake of the unborn baby
Hafrún Finnbogadottir, Sweden

5.2.3 (17)-Does the violence continue after the baby is born?
Hafrún Finnbogadottir, Sweden

5.2.4 (209)-A genealogy of obstetric violence and its implications for mothers' and midwives' subjectivities
Rodante van der Waal, The Netherlands

5.3.1 (134)-Women on the move, a search for preferred birth services
Aaroe Clausen, Denmark

5.3.2 (224)-Birth Satisfaction Scale Revised (BSS-R) Explored: A large scale United States Planned Home Birth and Birth Centre/Center Survey
Susan Fleming, USA, Colleen Donovan-Batson, USA

5.3.3 (269)-Giving Voice to Mothers - US: Women speak of autonomy, respect, and outcomes of care by place of birth
Kathrin Stoll, Canada

5.3.4 (57)-“You feel at home – you feel safe”. A phenomenological study of the birth environments impact on fathers’ experience of the birth of their first child
Birgitte Folmann, Denmark

5.4.1 (195)-Risk factors for stillbirth and beliefs: findings from a pilot near miss questionnaire study in Somaliland focusing the mother-baby dyad
Mari-Cristin Malm, Sweden

5.4.2 (30)-The situation for internally displaced children aged 6 to 59 months in Somalia -A questionnaire survey among caregivers in internally displaced peoples’ communities
Kerstin Erlandsson & Fatumo Osman, Sweden

5.4.3 (252)-Midwives’ and Public Health Nurses’ Experiences of Encountering Newly Arrived Asylum Seekers in Finland during the European Migrant Crisis 2015-16
Satu Leppälä, Finland
5.4.4 (126) The Views of Somali Religious Leaders on Birth Spacing – a Qualitative Study
Fatumo Osman, Sweden

(198) The rebozo technique – how to perform and why? Introduction and hands-on workshop
Mette Langeland Iversen, Denmark
Served in open area
15:30 - 16:456.1 Interventions and organization of care II
Chair: Marianne Keevers
6.2 Antenatal care for immigrant women
Chair: Marie Berg
6.3 Place of birth and fetal wellbeing
Chair: Sigrún Kristjánsdóttir
6.4 Interprofessional cooperation
Chair: Kathrin Stoll
6.1.1 (155)-The Lifelines NEXT birth cohort
Willemijn Warmink-Perdijk, The Netherlands

6.1.2 (275)-Birth Statistics 2018 – births in Denmark 1998-2016 from the MIPAC-database
Mette Juhl, Denmark

6.1.3 (96)-The Robson ten-group classification in Iceland: Obstetric interventions and outcomes
Kristjana Einarsdóttir, Iceland

6.1.4 (122)-An exploration of women’s experiences of their birth choices in pregnancy following a previous caesarean section (CS): a grounded theory study.
Malitha Monis, Ireland

6.2.1 (39)-The MAMAACT feasibility study - Lessons learned from midwives in Danish antenatal care
Helle Johnsen, Denmark

6.2.2 (82)-“Pregnant without a residence permit – the experience of pregnancy and use of health services among undocumented migrants in Denmark”
Julia Kadin Funge, Denmark
6.2.3 (27)-Development of an application for interactive communication in antenatal care with Arabic speaking women.
Dima Bitar, Sweden

6.2.4 (117)-Non-Swedish speaking women’s experiences of an individual customized visit to the labor ward during pregnancy
Elin Ternström, Sweden

6.3.1 (148)-Giving Birth in rural arctic East Greenland
Susanne Houd, Denmark

6.3.2 (133)-Intermittent auscultation (IA) as fetal monitoring during labour: a systematic scoping review to identify methods of IA, effects and accuracy
Ellen Blix, Norway

6.3.3 (225) National survey of routines for intrapartum fetal monitoring in Norway
Anne Kaasen, Norway


6.4.1 (120)-Veiled midwifery in the baby factory – Midwives marching to own drum - Other professions perspective of midwifery work in labour wards.
Malin Hansson, Sweden
6.4.2 (185)-MMAY childbirth – Measurement of Midwifery quality from women’s point of view - Development of an instrument
Mirjam E.C.Peters, Germany
6.4.3 (197)-Midwives‘ Perceptions on Interprofessional Cooperation in Early Life Family Care: A Qualitative Study
Martina Schlüter-Cruse, Germany
6.4.4 (259)-Labour ward leaders; working together for safer care
Gail Johnson, United Kingdom

(267)-Implementing a screening programme for perineal repair outcomes the first week postpartum.
Sara Fevre Kindberg, Denmark
19:00 - 00:00CONGRESS DINNER is held in Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37, 105 Reykjavík.
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08:30 - 09:10KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Edwin van Teijlingen
Silfurberg A & B
09:10 - 09:20ENERGY SPEAKER
Silfurberg A & B
09:30 - 10:457.1 Midwifery models of care II
Chair: Mary Sidebotham
7.2 Gestational diabetes

Chair: Hildur Sigurðardóttir
7.3 Mental health and midwifery interventions
Chair: Inga Vala Jónsdóttir
7.4 Fertility and Preconception care I
Chair: Sunita Panda
7.5 Teaching and learning methods I
Chair: Gail Johnson
7.1.1 (258)-Björkin birthcenter, more options for women in childbirth
Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir & Arney Þórarinsdóttir, Iceland


7.1.2 (49)-Call the midwife- implementing a continuity model of midwifery care during pregnancy, labour and birth
Ingegerd Hildingsson, Sweden

7.1.3 (251)-Improving maternal and neonatal health by a midwife-led continuity model of care – an observational intervention study in Palestine.
Berit Mortensen, Norway


7.1.4 (244)-Enhancing midwifery practice: adapting and storytelling
Alison Teate, Australia

7.2.1 (37)-Knowledge of gestational diabetes mellitus at first consultation in a multi-ethnic pregnant population in the Oslo region, Norway – a cross-sectional study
Iren Borgen, Norway


7.2.2 (157)-Health literacy and gestational diabetes among ethnic minority pregnant women – A qualitative study.
Ida Dayyani, Denmark


7.2.3 (42)-A qualitative study of pregnant women with gestational diabetes and their experience of control
Lene Toxvig, Denmark


Christina Furskog Risa, Norway

7.3.1 (175)-Women’s experience of midwife-led counselling and its influence on childbirth fear: a qualitative study
Birgitta Larsson, Sweden


7.3.2 (6)-Addressing transition to motherhood by midwives in prenatal booking visits: findings from video recordings
Elke Tichelman, Netherlands


7.3.3 (214)-Support in labour and childbirth
Liisa Svensson, Sweden


7.3.4 (274)-„Listen to me“ Women‘s wellbeing in pregnancy and labor after interview intervention „Listen to me“: A retrospective observation study
Hrafnhildur Ólafsdóttir, Iceland

7.4.1 (46)-Midwives’ work with and attitudes towards contraceptive counselling and contraception among women with intellectual disability – focus group interviews in Sweden
Berit Höglund, Sweden


7.4.2 (136)-Midwives have a golden opportunity to talk about fertility and preconception health – a randomized controlled trial (RCT).
Yvonne Skogsdal, Sweden

7.4.3 (220)-Important but far away – Adolescents’ beliefs, awareness and experiences regarding fertility and preconception health – A qualitative study
Magdalena Mattebo, Sweden

7.4.4 (238)-Evaluation of an evidence based website supporting midwives in counselling about fertility and preconception health
Maria Ekstrand Ragnar, Sweden

7.5.1 (161)-Neither clinic nor lectures – but a powerful hybrid learning environment. Facilitating students’ interprofessional and didactic competencies in a student-led clinic offering antenatal classes.
Nynne Ek Sindberg, Annemette Rasmussen & Mulle Nielsen, Denmark

7.5.2 (127)-Finnish midwifery students need more sexual and reproductive health education
Sanna-Mari Manninen, Finland


7.5.3 (169)-Perinatal mental health - beyond professional borders
Joanna Andrews, Suzanna Hodgson and Patricia Hughes, United Kingdom

7.5.4 (151)-Offering weight management support to pregnant women with obesity: an interview study with midwives.
Marie Berg, Sweden

Served in open area
11:15 - 12:308.1 Midwifery models of care III
Chair: Alison Teate
8.2 De-medicalization of childbirth
Chair: Emma Marie Swift
8.3 Mental health in pregnancy
Chair: Sigfríður Inga Karlsdóttir
8.4 Fertility and Preconceptioncare II
Chair: Mervi Jokinen
8.5 Teaching and learning methods II
Marit Bovbjerg
8.1.1 (183)-Advancing health equity for childbearing adolescents: Outcomes of midwife-led care in community birth settings
Melissa Cheyney, USA

8.1.2 (265)-Caseload midwifery in Stockholm
Marie Ekborn, Sweden

8.1.3 (6)7-Effectiveness of caseload midwifery care in promoting maternal physical, mental and social health during pregnancy and birth
Jenny Gamble, Australia

8.1.4 (12) Experiences and outcome of caseload midwifery - a mixed methods study
Ingrid Jepsen, Denmark

8.2.1 (153)-In- or outpatient induction of labour with High or Low Dosage misoprostol – a Danish descriptive cohort study 2015-17
Jane M. Bendix, Denmark

8.2.2 (257)-De-medicalization of birth by reducing the use of oxytocin for augmentation among first-time mothers – a prospective intervention study
Lise Christine Gaudernack, Norway

8.2.3 (240)-High-dose versus low-dose oxytocin for labour augmentation: a randomised controlled trial
Lotta Selin,Sweden

8.2.4 (16)-Postpartum hemorrhage after vaginal birth - why is it still a challenge?
Hanne Lønstrup Graugaard, Denmark

8.3.1 (249)-What do we know about pregnant women and usage of SSRI´s?
Margrethe Nielsen, Denmark

8.3.2 (260)-Is perinatal distress the main reason for sick leave certificates issued to distressed women?
Sigríður Sía Jónsdóttir, Iceland

8.3.3 (182)-A nocturnal voyage in unknown waters - Women’s experiences of late-term pregnancy
Anna Wessberg, Sweden

8.3.4 (250)-Transition To Parenthood: Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy
Jessica Pehlke-Milde, Switzerland

8.4.1 (2719)-Innovation and entrepreneurship in midwifery: the story about the Hegenberger Speculum
Malene Hegenberger, Denmark

8.4.2 (239)-Why is conscientious objection to abortion a problem for midwives?
Valerie Fleming, United Kingdom

8.4.3 (188)-Conscientious objections force women to seek abortion health care across borders
Sara Bäckström, Sweden

8.4.4 (184)-Contraceptive counselling in the context of an abortion – A qualitative interview study of women’s experiences
Helena Kilander, Sweden

8.5.1 (72)-Critical thinking in midwifery: A model for practice
Mary Sidebotham, Australia

8.5.2 (207)-50,000 Happy Birthdays – improving the skill and competency of midwives and other healthcare providers to provide high quality maternal and newborn care
Shantanu Garg, Netherlands

8.5.3 (180)-The implementation of virtual classroom reflection seminars within the practical placements of a primary qualifying study programme for midwives
Annette Bernloehr, Germany

8.5.4 (179)-Maternal Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Risk of Spontaneous Abortion. A Danish nationwide Cohort Study.
Ane Lilleøre Rom,
12:30 - 13:45LUNCH, EXHIBITION & Poster session III
Served in open area
13:45 - 15:009.1 Midwifery models of care IV
Chair: Kristbjörg Magnúsdóttir
9.2 Fetal wellbeing

Chair: Malitha Monis
9.3 Pain relief and mode of birth
Chair: Elizabeth Newnham
9.4 Lifestyle and fertility

Chair: Melissa Cheyney
9.1.1 (187)-The physiologic length of human gestation among women planning community birth in the United States.
Marit Bovbjerg, USA

9.1.2 (236)-Design and implementation of Enhanced Antenatal Care
Emma Marie Swift, Iceland

9.1.3 (139)-Dutch midwives’ experience of fear and its impact on clinical decision-making
Emma van der Weerd, The Netherlands

9.1.4 (266)-The role of (mis)trust in maternity health care services: An ethnographic study of vulnerable parents' experiences with being offered additional support in the ante – and postnatal period
Marianne S. Frederiksen, Denmark
9.2.1 (51)-Experiences of midwives performing antenatal cardiotocography in a Dutch primary care setting: a qualitative study
Marit van der Pijl, The Netherlands
9.2.2 (123)-Mindfetalness- a systematic method for observing fetal movements - A randomized controlled trial
Anna Akselsson, Sweden
9.2.3 (124) Mindfetalness- a useful tool when informing pregnant women about fetal movements
Anna Akselsson, Sweden

9.2.4 (55)-The effect of an unsupervised water exercise program on low back pain and sick leave among healthy pregnant women – A randomised controlled trial
Mette Backhausen, Denmark

9.3.1 (104)-To have an epidural or not to have an epidural is it really all just about that?
Sigríður Inga Karlsdottir, Iceland

9.3.2 (118) Factors influencing decision-making for caesarean section: Views of Irish clinicians
Sunita Panda, Ireland

9.3.3 (119) Women’s perspectives on the factors that influenced their caesarean section and their involvement in the decision-making
Sunita Panda, Ireland
9.4.1 (152)-Experienced health after dietary changes changes in endometriosis
Jenny Vennberg Karlsson, Sweden


9.4.2 (177)-Long-term effects and experiences of lifestyle intervention for pregnant women with BMI over 30
Åsa Premberg, Sweden

9.4.3 (218) Biological Parents – Technological Pregnancy
Linda Holmberg, Denmark

9.4.4 (170)-Reproductive Trends in Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Denmark from 1990 to 2014
Ane Lilleøre Rom, Denmark
The Confident Birth ‘SAFE’ Emotional birth Model: how to decrease fear and stress during childbirth
Susanna Heli, Sweden
Served in open area
15:30 - 16:00Closing ceremony - Next conference
Silfurberg A & B