GOLD Learning Speakers

Australia

Lynne Staff, RM, BHlthScNsg, MMid (Hons)

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

A midwife since 1983, Lynne has practiced in public and private sectors, and worked as a community midwife for 14 years, providing support and midwifery care for women birthing at home. In 1997, she helped establish the Selangor Private Hospital Maternity Unit, where she continued to work until her move with her husband to Tasmania in 2008. She shares her current home with a dog, a chicken, platypus, Tassie Devils, echidnas and 40+ alpaca. As a manager, professional development and ‘hands-on’ midwife, Lynne has developed policies, procedure, practice guidelines, education programs and learning packages for midwives. She has undertaken research and completed an Honors Thesis which focused on the reasons women choose a Caesarean section in a normal healthy first pregnancy. She currently co-ordinates and lectures the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery at the University of Tasmania. Passionate about the sociological influences on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, she is about to commence a PhD.

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Caesarean Section: Representations, Ruminations and Realities…
Classified as major surgery, Caesarean Section (CS) most simply defined, is a procedure performed to remove a fetus from a woman through an incision through her abdomen and uterus. The focus of this presentation lies in the shifting representations of CS: from its earliest origins, to representations of CS in contemporary birth. Historical elements have significantly influenced the development of CS, and these are briefly discussed to contextualise its shifting use in relation to contemporary understandings of CS: including the normalisation of CS, media representation of CS, maternal request CS in the absence of a medical indication, the ‘Natural’ CS, the experience of CS through women’s eyes, and how women can best be supported by health professionals throughout their journey of CS and birth after CS.
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Watch Today!
View Lecture
Note: Currently only available through a bundled series of lectures
Caesarean Section: Representations, Ruminations and Realities…
Classified as major surgery, Caesarean Section (CS) most simply defined, is a procedure performed to remove a fetus from a woman through an incision through her abdomen and uterus. The focus of this presentation lies in the shifting representations of CS: from its earliest origins, to representations of CS in contemporary birth. Historical elements have significantly influenced the development of CS, and these are briefly discussed to contextualise its shifting use in relation to contemporary understandings of CS: including the normalisation of CS, media representation of CS, maternal request CS in the absence of a medical indication, the ‘Natural’ CS, the experience of CS through women’s eyes, and how women can best be supported by health professionals throughout their journey of CS and birth after CS.
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