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2017 Home Birth Conference & Hui

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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Hui (free): Sunday 8th October, 9:30am - 5pm
Select this ticket if you are attending ONLY the hui on Sunday (and not the conference).
Free NZ$0.00
Conference (Early Bird, Waged ticket): Saturday 7th October, 9am - 5:30pm
Ticket price includes the Conference on Saturday and the Hui is free on Sunday. Waged price.
NZ$85.00 NZ$0.00
Conference (Early Bird, Unwaged or Midwife ticket): Saturday 7th October, 9am - 5:30pm   more info NZ$55.00 NZ$0.00
Conference (Early Bird, Student ticket): Saturday 7th October, 9am - 5:30pm   more info NZ$15.00 NZ$0.00
Conference (Waged ticket): Saturday 7th October, 9am - 5:30pm   more info NZ$95.00 NZ$0.00
Conference (Midwife/Unwaged ticket): Saturday 7th October, 9am - 5:30pm   more info NZ$65.00 NZ$0.00
Conference (Student ticket): Saturday 7th October, 9am - 5:30pm   more info NZ$25.00 NZ$0.00
Midwifery Master Class: Saturday 7th October, 6pm - 8:30pm   more info NZ$20.00 NZ$0.00

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2017 Home Birth Conference and Hui posterAuckland HomeBirth Community proudly presents the 2017 Home Birth Conference and Hui held in Auckland at the outstanding and comfortable Jetpark Hotel & Conference Centre and the picturesque AUT South Campus.
Be inspired at this year’s National Home Birth Conference (Saturday at Jetpark Conference Centre) and Hui (Sunday at AUT South Campus) with like-minded, kindred spirits and dynamic guest speakers.

Delicious morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and nibbles at the Conference is included in the ticket price. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided at the Hui which is free to attend.
As always, this is a baby/child-friendly event and a creche is provided.

Come enjoy, learn, be bathed in oxytocin, surrounded by like-minded individuals, and be inspired by amazing people.
See you there!

2017 Home Birth Conference: Saturday 7th October, 9am – 5:30pm
Jetpark Conference Centre
63 Westney Rd, Mangere
Auckland

Midwifery Masterclass: Saturday 7th October, 6pm – 8:30pm
Jetpark Conference Centre
63 Westney Rd, Mangere
Auckland

2017 Home Birth Hui: Sunday 8th October, 9:30am – 5pm
AUT South Campus ME Block
640 Great South Road, Manukau
Auckland

The high-resolution Conference & Hui Poster can be downloaded here: PDF [1.74MB]

Programme

Conference: Saturday 7th October
9:00am Registrations open
9:30am – 10:00am Powhiri
10:00am – 10:30am Morning Tea – 30 minutes
10:30am – 11:15am Session #1: Place of Birth Study – Annabel Ferry
11:15am – 11:35am My Stories
11.35am – 11.45am Break – 10 minutes
11.45am – 12.30pm Session #2A: Acknowledging Birth Trauma – Carla Sargent Session #2B: Trauma Effects on Midwives – Janet Redmond
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch – 1 hour
1.30pm – 2.15pm Session #3: NZ Maternity: Past, Present & Future – Brenda Hinton & Linda McKay
2.15pm – 2.45pm My Stories
2.45pm – 3:15pm Discussion Panel
3.15pm – 3.45pm Afternoon Tea – 30 minutes
3.45pm – 4.30pm Session #4: Real Life & the Code of Rights – Ban Abdul (Bee)
4.30pm – 5.00pm I Have A Baby, Now What? – Jenny Allison
5.00pm – 5.30pm Demonstration Workshops
5:30pm CALL TO END

 

Midwifery Masterclass: Saturday Evening 7th October
6:00pm Nibbles (Evening session ticket holders only)
6:30pm – 8:30pm Midwifery Master Class – Physiological Birth Wisdom (Additional ticket purchase required. Places are limited.)
8:30pm CALL TO END

** Please note that the Midwifery Masterclass is not included in the conference ticket price and must be purchased in addition to a conference ticket.

Hui: Sunday 8th October
8.30am Registrations open (Hui only tickets)
9:30am Karakia & Waiata
9.45am Kei a Wai Ceremony
11:00am – 11.30am Morning Tea – 30 minutes
11.30am – 12.30pm Session #1: Regional Round Up
12.30pm – 1:00pm Session #2 (to be confirmed)
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch – 1 hour
2:00pm – 3:00pm Session #3: Home Birth Aotearoa Trust AGM
3:00pm – 3.30pm Session #4: AHBC Lessons Learned
3.30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea – 30 minutes
4:00pm – 4.30pm My Stories
4.30pm – 5:00pm Debrief and a prayer for travel
5:00pm CALL TO END

Session Information

Place of Birth and Model of Care – Results from a Counties Manukau study

Does where a birth occurs make a difference to the outcomes for mother and baby? Annabel Farry set out to discover the answer, utilising information gathered from the Counties Manukau District Health Board area, from 2011 and 2012. Both the place of birth and the mode of midwifery care (continual or fragmented) were investigated and the results were clear and statistically significant.
Annabel will also share with us her thoughts and reflections on what she learned and observed at the recent International Confederation of Midwives’ Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada in June this year.

The Sociocultural Undermining of Birth Trauma

In our society we are led to believe that a good birth is one which produces a physically well mother and baby. A rising tide of birth interventions and a risk-focused approach to birth care is resulting in a huge number of women broken by their supposedly normal birth experiences.

It is heart-breaking that so many women who suffer a traumatic birth experience are not able to recognise this fact, as they are encouraged to be grateful for their healthy child. This means that many women do not realise that they too have birth wounds that need to be healed, the consequences of which we are only beginning to fully recognise.

Trauma Effects on Midwives

Birth Trauma has a major effect on the families involved, but what effect does it have on the midwives present? How does this impact on them and their practice? What happens over time, and as further experiences occur?
Janet will discuss the cumulative affect of Birth Trauma for midwives and other birth support professionals. She will help us learn how to recognise vicarious trauma and during the lunch break that follows, Janet will offer a demonstration of Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) for anyone who is interested.

NZ Maternity: Past, Present and Future

Sometimes, to moving forward, it helps to look back. The ’80’s were a time of exciting change and development in the Maternity System in New Zealand, change that was brought about by the passion of some determined women, midwives and consumers. We have asked Brenda Hinton and Linda McKay to come and share with us their experiences of the time before our LMC system, the NZCOM and the Code of Rights, as well as some thoughts on what sort of future it was hoped we would be living in 2017. Are we still on track, or is there some more work to be done?

Real Life and the Code of Rights

New Zealand’s Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights became law in 1996. In the current climate of educating everyone regarding autonomy and consent, the “HDC Code of Rights” as it is more commonly known, is a beacon of respect and care. Particularly in the world of maternity services, when it is adhered to by both word and intention, it supports the ability for an empowering experience for all concerned. However, when it is not, the consequences can be dire and damaging, and is often a major contributor to a traumatic birth experience. This talk will provoke thought, reflection, connection, discussion, and hopefully plant seeds of change where they are needed. Because one day’s events, one person’s mindset, even one misspoken phrase, can do surprising damage, and have long lasting and compounding repercussions for both mother and baby.

Midwifery Masterclass: Physiological Birth Wisdom

Simply put, we have brought together a group of highly experienced home birth midwives to share their knowledge, experience and general wisdom with you, on ways to support a true physiological birth.

Speakers

Annabel Farry: NZ Place of Birth Study

Annabel Farry

Carla Sargent: Acknowledging Birth Trauma

Janet Redmond: Trauma Effects on Midwives

Janet Redmond

Annabel Farry is an educator, a researcher and a midwife. She strongly believes in the cornerstone models of midwifery: partnership and Turanga Kaupapa. She also has a deep respect for physiology, having studied this for 17 years. Annabel has been a registered midwife for 22 years and a lecturer for 10 years. She has recently been employed as a Midwifery Research Fellow for WDHB.  Annabel has two daughters, both born at home and her research is based around safe spaces for birth. This year, she has started her DHSc (Doctor of Health Science) looking at this topic. Carla’s post-midwifery years have entailed a varied array of birth work and support, including publishing Where the Heart Is: stories of home birth in New Zealand, volunteering with the Waikato Home Birth Association, the home births and mothering of her three children (Laura 16, Luca 8, Jonah 7), and co-founding a birth trauma support organisation called Voice For Parents. She is passionate about supporting women and whanau in the wake of birth trauma, and helping them to understand what is needed to achieve the healing, positive and empowering births they are seeking. Janet Redmond’s dedication to recognising and healing trauma personally and professionally spans three decades. At the International Transactional Analysis Conference in Edinburgh 2005, Janet presented “Four hourly feeding regimes: The neurological and psychological effects.” Along with Jude Cottrell, Clinical Director and Midwife Educator, they facilitated ‘Birth Trauma’ for a midwives’ study day at Auckland Hospital. In recent years, Janet has completed training in EMDR, Trauma Release Exercises and Neurofeedback: Applied Neuroscience.

Brenda Hinton and Linda McKay: NZ Maternity: Past, Present, Future

MAMA Maternity

 

Ban Abdul (Bee): Real Life and the Code of Rights

Ban Abdul (Bee)

Midwifery Masterclass: Physiological Birth Wisdom

Brenda Hinton and Linda McKay were active members of the Auckland Home Birth Association in the 1980s through to the mid 90s and went on to become the founders and directors of MAMA (Mothers and Midwives Associated), where they continue to support mothers and midwives today. An excellent descriptor for Bee is multipotentialite; having strong, varied and passionate interests and pursuits. What motivates Bee is her deep curiosity, her thirst for knowledge and her endless desire for self-development. Her drive to understand humanity and foster connection and community has seen a mixture of problem solving, story telling, creative expression, social movement, healing and facilitation on her journey so far. In connection to this sphere, she has worn the hats of childhood educator and doula, and is impassioned about consent, bodily autonomy, intersectional feminism and gender deconstruction, which can also tangibly be seen through the way she parents her 1 year old, Sage. Simply put, we have brought together a group of highly experienced home birth midwives to share their knowledge, experience and general wisdom with you, on ways to support a true physiological birth.

Saturday Conference Venue & Facilities

Jetpark Hotel & Conference Centre is just 5 minutes to Auckland Airport.

Free on-site car parking.

24-hour complimentary airport shuttle service for those staying at Jetpark Hotel.

For those staying elsewhere, there will be a carpool available to and from the conference and/or hui.

Creche available.

Dinner is not provided. Jetpark Hotel and Conference Centre has Te Maroro Restaurant on site. Otherwise, there are numerous restaurants and eateries in the area. Tap here for a map: https://goo.gl/uNe9Cq

Sunday Hui Venue & Facilities

AUT South Campus

640 Great South Road, Manukau

ME Block

Free on-site parking in Carpark 1 (Pay and Display isn’t in operation on the weekends)

For those staying elsewhere, there will be a carpool available to and from the hui.

Creche available.

Download the map here: AUT South Campus ME Block Map

Accommodation

Accommodation at Jetpark Hotel

Bookings are made direct with Jetpark Hotel. Accommodation information can be found here: http://www.jetpark.co.nz/shop/Accommodation.html
Jetpark Hotel’s Deluxe Twin Rooms are in the conference centre if you would like added convenience.

Other accommodation available in the area

Have questions about 2017 Home Birth Conference & Hui? Contact Auckland HomeBirth Community

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Jetpark Hotel & Conference Centre
63 Westney Rd, Mangere
Auckland, None 2022
New Zealand

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Auckland HomeBirth Community

Email: events@ahbc.space

Website: http://www.ahbc.space/organiser/auckland-homebirth-community/

Auckland HomeBirth Community is a not-for-profit community organisation passionate about birth at home. AHBC offers support groups, online resources, birth pool hire, a lending library and homebirth related events.

International evidence shows homebirth is a safe and gentle way to welcome babies, where families can be involved and connected.

Homebirth – it’s your choice!

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