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Ep. 16 Professor Hannah Dahlen - Long Term Effects of Unnecessary Induction of Labour in Low Risk Mothers

The Science of Motherhood

In this episode we discuss the longitudinal data Professor Hannah Dahlen and colleagues from South Australia, UK and Netherlands elucidated when researching the long term effects of induction of labour of low risk mothers. The study included over 470,000 participants and collated data from over 16 years post-birth, which is the first of its kind. Hear how Prof. Dahlen developed the study, critically analysed the results and what is next to come from her research team. Hannah Dahlen is Professor of Midwifery, Associate Dean Research and HDR and Midwifery Discipline Lead in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. Hannah is a leading midwifery researcher in Australia, with an international reputation as an outstanding midwifery scholar. This is demonstrated through publication of over 200 papers and book chapters, despite only being an active researcher for the past 10 years and maintaining clinical practice. Hannah has given papers at over 100 conferences and seminars since in the past 5 years with half of these being invited national and international keynote addresses.Find out more about Fill Your Cup: World's First Biochemist Led Doula Villagewww.ifillyourcup.comInstagram @FillYourCup_

44mins

18 Aug 2021

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40 | Birth in the Time of Covid and Maternity Care in Australia: Hannah Dahlen

VBAC Birth Stories

VBAC Birth Stories in discussion with Professor of Midwifery Hannah Dahlen on how Covid-19 restrictions are affecting birthing women in Australia and what women can do to make the most of their birth experience and postpartum in these trying times. We speak about the impact of birth restrictions on migrant women and their families, domestic violence screening and how antenatal care has been affected. We also talk about the state of maternity care in Australia and how we can influence policy change to improve this- where to from here and what is the hope for maternity care in Australia?Biography (Source: Western Sydney University):Hannah Dahlen is Professor of Midwifery, Assocate Dean Research and HDR and Mdiwifery Discipline Lead in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. Hannah is a leading midwifery researcher in Australia, with an international reputation as an outstanding midwifery scholar. This is demonstrated through publication of over 200 papers and book chapters, despite only being an active researcher for the past 10 years and maintaining clinical practice. Hannah has given papers at over 100 conferences and seminars since in the past 5 years with half of these being invited national and international keynote addresses.Hannah has developed strong international research partnerships for research projects that are having significant impacts in the field of maternity care and midwifery globally. She has been a co-investigator on the European Union Grant Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) Action Project led from the University of Central Lancashire. In 2011 Hannah along with Professor Downe (UCLAN) and Professor Holly Kennedy Powel (Yale University) formed an international research group called EPIIC (Epigenetic impact of Childbirth). Hannah has international collaborations with researchers at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN-UK), VU Medical Centre Amsterdam, Lund University (Sweden) and Yale (USA).Hannah’s research interests fall under two major themes:1. Keeping birth normal, which includes research into birth positions, perineal comfort and trauma during second stage, birth experiences of first time mothers at home and in hospital, use of NSW and National perinatal data to look at maternal and perinatal outcomes in different models of care and place of birth and vaginal birth after caesarean.2. Health service/policy development, which includes publications on homebirth, birth centres and freebirth, human rights and birth trauma, the development of a midwifery initiated oral health service for pregnant women, service engagement and outcomes for infants and their young mothers, analysis of media depictions of midwives obstetricians and birth, the use of doulas in the health service and outcomes for low risk women giving birth in private and public hospitals.~ Notes ~The Birth Experience Study:https://surveywesternsydney.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d7lb1dyOczveOxwHannah Dahlen Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/hannahgracedahlenBirth in the time of Covid Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/birthinthetimeofcovid/The Birth Experience Study Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/BirthExperienceStudy/Maternity Choices Australia:https://www.maternitychoices.orgMaternity Consumer Network:https://www.maternityconsumernetwork.org.auPost Natal Depression/Anxiety support: If you or anyone you know is affected by PND symptoms particularly at this time of COVID-19 please don't hesitate to contact the following support networks.The Gidget Foundationhttps://gidgetfoundation.org.au/get-support/,PANDAhttps://www.panda.org.au/info-support/pandas-national-perinatal-anxiety-depression-helplineBeyond Bluehttps://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-supportCopehttps://www.cope.org.auPregnancy Loss:https://www.bearsofhope.org.auhttps://rednosegriefandloss.org.auhttps://miscarriagesupport.org.auLifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au**VBAC Birth Stories features women's lived experiences. It is not intended to replace medical advice. Should you have any concerns during your pregnancy please always consult your healthcare provider.Please connect with us on Facebook or Instagram: @vbacbirthstories

39mins

15 Aug 2021

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6: Getting to Know Hannah Dahlen

The Virtual Midwife

Hannah Dahlen AM Hannah Dahlen is the Professor of Midwifery, Discipline Leader of Midwifery and Associate Dean (Research and Higher Degree Research) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University. She has been a midwife for 30 years.  Hannah has over 200 published journal articles and book chapters and has strong national and international research partnerships. She has received 20 grants since 2000, including being a CI on three NHMRC grants and an ARC Linkage grant. She has spoken at over 100 national and international conferences in the past 5 years and given invited keynote addresses at most of these. In 2019 Hannah was awarded a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her significant services to midwifery, nursing and medical education and research. In November 2012 Hannah was named in the Sydney Morning Herald’s list of 100 “people who change our city for the better” and named as one of the leading “science and knowledge thinkers” for 2012.

16mins

26 Feb 2021

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1. Pandemic planning: International Perspectives - Professor Grace Edwards, Hannah Dahlen AM & Jennie Joseph

The Maternity & Midwifery Hour

Highlights from our Summer festivals - The Wales & South-West Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2020 and the International Maternity Experience 2020. Professor Grace Edwards - Educational Practice (Uganda) | WATCH: https://vimeo.com/456125351  Hannah Dahlen AM - Birth in the Time of COVID-19 | WATCH: https://vimeo.com/458940649 Jennie Joseph - Common sense childbirth: improving outcomes for women and children – lessons from the USA | WATCH: https://vimeo.com/456550584 Welcome back to the Maternity & Midwifery Hour! WATCH THIS EPISODE OF THE MATERNITY AND MIDWIFERY HOUR: facebook.com/midwiferyforum/live This programme is supported by MATFLIX: www.matflix.co.uk

1hr 26mins

25 Sep 2020

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Midwifery Wisdom with Professor Hannah Dahlen AM

Pour The Tea, Will You?

Joining Lesley in the penultimate episode of Series 1 of Pour The Tea, will you is Hannah Dahlen AM. Grab yourself a cuppa and listen to Hannah's wisdom from a 30 year career as a practising midwife as well as her observations and conclusions from her world class research. Why is a midwife the best first date you will ever have and just why it’s so important to understand why the birthing woman is the most powerful person in the birth room. 11 is a lucky number to me and this episode was a real delight to record.

35mins

14 May 2020

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In Conversation with Hannah Dahlen

All4Maternity - In Conversation

Sheena Byrom - A chat with Hannah Dahlen

16mins

8 May 2019

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Hannah Dahlen

Nursing Review

Western Sydney Uni's professor Helen Dahlen talks home births

12mins

25 Jan 2019

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Birth stories: Reading between the lines with Hannah Dahlen

Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Many women do not receive appropriate care when in labour, making birth more difficult and painful. They then rarely get the opportunity afterwards to debrief with their carer about the events. This can lead to misunderstandings that they can pass onto pregnant women, in turn making them frightened and more likely to experience a difficult birth. Prof. Hannah Dahlen interprets some birth stories to help dispel some common myths on birth. References: * Birthtalk.org* Positivebirthmovement.orgFirst aired on 99.9 BayFM on 22 January 2018Presenter: Sally CusackCopyright PBB Media 2018Sally Cusack

27mins

25 Jan 2018

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E30 – Mother & Midwife Professor Hannah Dahlen Shares Stories of Midwifery, Birth & Loss

The Circle of Birth - Story Medicine - Birth & Transformation

  Birth stories shared from a midwife is one of my favourite kind and this podcast is definitely right up there as it shares a deep rich tale of how passionate midwives can be in serving women. Hannah Dahlen probably knew from the first moment she witnessed a birth as a The post E30 – Mother & Midwife Professor Hannah Dahlen Shares Stories of Midwifery, Birth & Loss appeared first on The Circle of Birth.

1hr 4mins

16 Mar 2017

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Taking the fear out of birth, with Hannah Dahlen & Kate Levett

Fear Free Childbirth Podcast with Alexia Leachman

Hannah Dahlen and Kate Levett are pretty much celebrities in the birth world and I'm thrilled to have been able to chat to them both for my podcast. When I was going through the edit of my book recently I realised how much I've cited much of their research, so this was a real treat for me.[spp-player optin="off" ctabuttons="off" url=“youraudio.mp3”]Hannah Dahlen & Kate LevettHannah Dahlen and Kate Levett carried out a study last year which shows that "antenatal education classes focussing on pain relief techniques dramatically reduce the rate of medical interventions during childbirth, such as epidural use and caesarean section. The research, the first of its kind and published online today in the medical journal BMJ Open, raises questions about the way expecting mothers are provided childbirth education classes".The goal of the research was to test whether childbirth education programs can help to reduce the the rate of medical interventions. To do this they conducted a randomised controlled trial of 176 women having their first baby across two Sydney hospitals. The key findings of the research were as follows;It found women in the study group: Had a significant reduction in epidural rates compared with women in the control group (23.9% vs 68.7%) Had a reduced caesarean section rate (18.2% vs 32.5%) Were significantly less likely to require their labour to be accelerated using artificial means (28.4% vs 57.8%) or have perineal trauma (84.7% vs 96.4%) Had a shorter second stage of labour (mean difference of 32 minutes) Babies in the study group were also less likely to require resuscitation (with oxygen and/or bag and mask) at birth (13.6% vs 28.9%)As you can see the findings are pretty astounding and makes undertaking childbirth education a no-brainer. So, it was against this backdrop that we chatted about the research as well as other aspects of birth including the effect that fear can have on your birth and what we can do about it. During our conversation we talk about; how fear impacts birth outcomes the importance of continuity of care for women when it comes to pregnancy and birth, and how it helps minimise their fear value of a great midwife and how she is able to support a birthing woman why relationships are at the heart of birth the role that midwives play when it comes to introducing fear into the birth space and why they need to take responsibility when it comes to their fears and self-care the techniques and tools that you can use to help you throughout birth the key things to learn about before birth that can have a big impact on your birth why learning about the birthing body can help you prepare for birth how by taking a proactive approach to birth education and preparation can influence how birth professionals respond to you during labourHannah DahlenHannah Dahlen is the Professor of Midwifery in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at UWS. She has been a midwife for 26 years and still practices. She is one of the first midwives in Australia to gain Eligibility and access to a Medicare provider number following government reforms in 2010.Professor Dahlen has strong national and international research partnerships, has received 15 grants since 2000, including being CI on three NHMRC grants and an ARC Linkage grant and has had over 120 publications. She has spoken at over 100 national and international conferences and given invited keynote addresses at half of these. Hannah is the National Media Spokesperson for Australian College of Midwives and has been interviewed in print, radio and TV numerous times and featured in three documentaries. Hannah is a past President of the Australian College of Midwives and received Life Membership in 2008 for outstanding contributions to the profession of Midwifery.In November 2012 she was named in the Sydney Morning Herald’s list of 100 “people who change our city for the better” A panellist ...

2 Feb 2017

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