Midwifery Society to host Baby Loss and Bereavement Care Conference

Posted on 8 February 2018

MidSoc, the University of York’s student midwifery society are delighted to be hosting a conference on Baby Loss and Bereavement Care.

MidSoc, the University of York’s student midwifery society are delighted to be hosting a conference on Baby Loss and Bereavement Care on Saturday 10th February. The conference will be funded by Our Angels, with funds raised by Jude’s Rainbow, a group organised by Matthew and Broach Thompson, whose son Jude was born sleeping. The group took to the road to raise £20,500 for York SANDS, 4Louis and Our Angels. The event will be attended by student midwives and qualified midwives from across the region.

Speakers on the day include Jacque Gerrard, Director of the Royal College of Midwives, Chris Binnie, the founder of Our Angels Charity & Support Group, and Heidi Aldridge, CEO of MAMA Academy.
Amber Paleschi, President of MidSoc said: “We decided to take on organising the conference when it was proposed at last year’s MidSoc conference, as infant loss is something that can be hugely misunderstood in midwifery practice.”

She went on: “As midwifery students, infant loss is potentially the most daunting aspect of midwifery. Midwives and student midwives need to really understand the principles of care involved with parents who have experienced infant loss. The MidSoc team and Chris, the founder of Our Angels, believe that there should be more education and training made available for all maternity staff in order to support the parents in our care in the most appropriate and sensitive way.”

“We are very happy and proud to be hosting the event at York, and we hope that all attendees gain a valuable insight from the day.”