GOLD Learning Speakers

SVN

Ana Polona Mivšek, BSc in midwifery, MSc, PhD

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2014
  • Country: SVN
Biography:

Since graduating as a first BSc midwife in 2000 (after a period of 14 years when there were no midwives trained in Slovenia) Polona Mivšek has become the first midwifery educator in Slovenia (now Head of Midwifery at the University of Ljubljana, the only midwifery school in Slovenia, Leader of undergraduate Midwifery programme and a Head of midwifery chair) and the first and currently the only midwife with a PhD in Slovenia. In order to develop Slovenian midwifery in the best possible way she nationally actively collaborated with women’s organisations, professional midwifery organisations and Ministry of Health. Her bibliography consists of 140 works, most important: 10 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 8 peer-reviewed professional papers, 19 scientific papers published in conference proceedings, 5 chapters in monograph. The main research interest of the MC Fellow is midwifery; in a broader sense women’s reproductive health through the sociological and psychological ocular.

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Mood disorders and mother-infant relationship
Successful relating in adulthood comes from the mother’s ability to connect with her baby from one mind to another as associated to empathic identification with baby’s state of mind. The psychological well-being of a mother during the pregnancy and after the birth can have a profound effect on the care she provides for the baby; it affects her ability to bond and attach to the baby. Improving maternal depression does not, in itself, necessarily improve mother–infant interaction. Different interventions that enhance creation of mother-infant relationship can be therefore considered as crucial for the benefits of parent-infant dyad when mother is depressed. Midwives could use infant massage and Newborn-behavioural Observation (NBO) as a routine interventions.
Presentations: 17  |  Hours / CE Credits: 17  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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