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Vicki Chan, RN, RM

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Midwifery 2019
  • Country: Australia

Vicki Chan is the mother of four children, and one very happy grandmother. She has been a midwife since 1983, working in hospitals, birth centre, and 25 years in homebirth practice. Presently she is working in a private hospital facilitating normal birth and has private practice rights at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. She leads (radical) preparation for birth for parents-to-be and, with midwife Lynne Staff, is co-presenter for the Better Birth Workshops for birth-workers. She loves to write poetry, make pottery, and has published her first children’s book.

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The Story of the FreMo Birth Centre. Midwifery Care in a Low Resource Setting.
Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced little improvement in maternity outcomes in recent years (World Health Organization[WHO], 2014) and yet, in an informal settlement in Nairobi, where the urban poor suffer the greatest losses of mothers and babies (Ndirangu, 2015; Ziraba, Madise, Mills, Kyobutungi, & Ezeh, 2009), one place stands out. “An equal chance at life and love”. This phrase is embedded into the vision of the not-for-profit, privately-run Fremo Birth Centre(FBC). Although under-staffed and under-resourced, the FreMo Birth Centre provides o  free/small cost maternity care focusing on normal birth, including breech, twins, VBAC. o  well baby/well woman/family planning/post abortion care. o  zero maternal mortality or serious injury (including no 3rddegree tears or beyond) o  neonatal morbidity/mortality far below national figures. (Fremo Medical and Birth Centre, 2011-2017; WHO, 2014). On behalf of those heroes who run the centre on a day-to-day basis, I am honoured to tell their story. Vicki Chan
Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |  Categories: Birth, Pregnancy & Postpartum Around the World