#WeMidwives - Tuesday 18th July 2017 8pm (GMT Standard Time) Birth positions, and continuous fetal monitoring

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This chat is guest hosted by @CharleneSTMW

The RCM BetterBirth’s campaign encourages women to adopt different positions for labour and birth, stating gravity can aid women to birth their babies while reducing intervention and complications (RCM 2015), and has highlighted the importance of the ambience of a room, and the feeling that the woman is in control (Lock andGibb, 2003). The careenvironment and active positions for labour and birth are linked with reduced use of pain relief (Hodnett et al., 2009)

The RCM’s better Births website has many resources, including a poster with pictures on showing different positions that a woman may adopt during labour. Some of these pictures include the woman wearing CTG belts. Which prompted my question: how easy is it for women to adopt active birth positions with continuous fetal monitoring?


                                                                         


REFERENCES

Hodnett,ED., Stremler, R., Weston, JA, et al. (2009) Re-conceptualizing the hospitallabor room: the Place (Pregnant and Laboring in an Ambient ClinicalEnvironment) pilot trial. Birth 36(2):159-66

Lock,L, & Gibb H. (2003) The Power of Place. Midwifery 19(2): 132-139

RCM Better Births http://betterbirths.rcm.org.uk/resources/visual-aids-for-labour-and-birthing-positions/





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An interesting chat around facilitating birth positions and how using continuous fetal monitoring can hinder this. Student midwives and a range of experienced midwives participated and hopefully provoked some consideration of how women birth with CFM.





































































































































































































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@sj_studentmiddy
18 July 2017 20:00
@CharleneSTMW #wemidwives - have some good experience with delivering on knees. Frees woman up to rest, but facilit… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/887386517785776128
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:00
fantastic sponge bob! #wemidwives I think we are going to have an informative chat this evening
@sj_studentmiddy
18 July 2017 20:01
@CharleneSTMW Have advocated for different positions while on CTG since my last tweet rant #wemidwives #birth
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:01
RT @sj_studentmiddy: @CharleneSTMW #wemidwives - have some good experience with delivering on knees. Frees woman up to rest, but facilit…
@Twidmife
18 July 2017 20:01
question to all mw and stmw - that pesky lower monitor when a woman is upright - how do we keep the CTG going while facilitating #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:02
what positions do you encourage with CFM ? #wemidwives ? https://twitter.com/sj_studentmiddy/status/887386765744631809
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:02
@sj_studentmiddy with success? #wemidwives
@sj_studentmiddy
18 July 2017 20:02
RT @CharleneSTMW: what positions do you encourage with CFM ? #wemidwives ? https://twitter.com/sj_studentmiddy/status/887386765744631809
@sj_studentmiddy
18 July 2017 20:03
@CharleneSTMW Standing and rocking side to side with partner support #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:03
RT @sj_studentmiddy: @CharleneSTMW Have advocated for different positions while on CTG since my last tweet rant #wemidwives #birth
@sj_studentmiddy
18 July 2017 20:03
@CharleneSTMW On bed, on knees when rest is required #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:03
RT @sj_studentmiddy: @CharleneSTMW Standing and rocking side to side with partner support #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:03
RT @sj_studentmiddy: @CharleneSTMW On bed, on knees when rest is required #wemidwives
@sj_studentmiddy
18 July 2017 20:04
@CharleneSTMW Birthing ball if comfortable #wemidwives
@AmyReidSTMW
18 July 2017 20:04
@CharleneSTMW #wemidwives - iv had good experiences of telemetry when CFM is needed making it easier for the woman to mobilise!
@midwife_cw
18 July 2017 20:04
@sj_studentmiddy @CharleneSTMW #wemidwives women can be upright for a majority of births. Telemetry excellent
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:04
@sj_studentmiddy Do you find internittent FM facilitates mor options for #birth positions ? #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:04
RT @sj_studentmiddy: @CharleneSTMW Birthing ball if comfortable #wemidwives
@sj_studentmiddy
18 July 2017 20:04
@CharleneSTMW Asking how woman feels comfy and assisting with CFM to reduce interference #wemidwives
@susieep21
18 July 2017 20:04
Exactly this Heather! Without throwing my back out constantly holding it in situ #wemidwives https://twitter.com/twidmife/status/887386952219209730
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:04
RT @midwife_cw: @sj_studentmiddy @CharleneSTMW #wemidwives women can be upright for a majority of births. Telemetry excellent
@susieep21
18 July 2017 20:05
RT @sj_studentmiddy: @CharleneSTMW Asking how woman feels comfy and assisting with CFM to reduce interference #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:05
RT @AmyReidSTMW: @CharleneSTMW #wemidwives - iv had good experiences of telemetry when CFM is needed making it easier for the woman to mobi…
@sj_studentmiddy
18 July 2017 20:05
@CharleneSTMW 100% ???? #wemidwives
@midwife_cw
18 July 2017 20:05
@CharleneSTMW @susieep21 @sj_studentmiddy #wemidwives telemetry. Needed in every unit
@susieep21
18 July 2017 20:05
RT @AmyReidSTMW: @CharleneSTMW #wemidwives - iv had good experiences of telemetry when CFM is needed making it easier for the woman to mobi…
@sj_studentmiddy
18 July 2017 20:05
@CharleneSTMW As a slightly more independent student, yes !! #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:05
@AmyReidSTMW there still seems to be a large proportion of women in bed semi recumbent with CFM #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:06
RT @sj_studentmiddy: @CharleneSTMW As a slightly more independent student, yes !! #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:06
RT @midwife_cw: @CharleneSTMW @susieep21 @sj_studentmiddy #wemidwives telemetry. Needed in every unit
@sj_studentmiddy
18 July 2017 20:06
@midwife_cw @CharleneSTMW Sadly telemetry is not an option where I am #wemidwives
@susieep21
18 July 2017 20:06
But also if I'm holding the toco in place all the time jst for no LOC then can the woman TRULY mobilise? #WeMidwives
@susieep21
18 July 2017 20:06
RT @midwife_cw: @CharleneSTMW @susieep21 @sj_studentmiddy #wemidwives telemetry. Needed in every unit
@AmyReidSTMW
18 July 2017 20:06
@sj_studentmiddy @CharleneSTMW Definitely! Women tend to feel less 'restricted' and able to mobilise more #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:07
@midwife_cw @susieep21 @sj_studentmiddy what telemetry equipment do you have? is it stickers? or bands with US and tocos? #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:07
RT @sj_studentmiddy: @midwife_cw @CharleneSTMW Sadly telemetry is not an option where I am #wemidwives
@Twidmife
18 July 2017 20:07
YES YES YES _ and midwives who know how to use it #WeMidwives https://twitter.com/midwife_cw/status/887387805827166208
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:07
@sj_studentmiddy @midwife_cw We have it and it is used well, but not enough of them, often used for water births #wemidwives
@AmyReidSTMW
18 July 2017 20:08
@CharleneSTMW There does but even without telemetry women can still change positions on the bed e.g knees or stand up #wemidwives
@ruth_stmw
18 July 2017 20:08
@Twidmife I've seen a lot of FSE used to help mobility. Not sure of pro/con of intervention. Anyone else find this? #wemidwives
@Twidmife
18 July 2017 20:08
@midwife_cw @susieep21 @sj_studentmiddy @CharleneSTMW but if that's not comfortable for her? #wemidwives
@sj_studentmiddy
18 July 2017 20:08
@Twidmife @CharleneSTMW Yes. I mostly hold US in position if mum happy for me to #WeMidwives
@melinebt
18 July 2017 20:08
@CharleneSTMW @midwife_cw @susieep21 @sj_studentmiddy Bands with tocos and US, never seen them used!! #wemidwives
@midwife_cw
18 July 2017 20:08
@CharleneSTMW @susieep21 @sj_studentmiddy #wemidwives I think that FSEs are overused. I would advise standing, knee… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/887388734974558208
@sj_studentmiddy
18 July 2017 20:09
@Twidmife @CharleneSTMW FSE has its place, but feel it sometimes used for midwife convenience rather than necessary #wemidwives
@AmyReidSTMW
18 July 2017 20:10
@CharleneSTMW @midwife_cw @susieep21 @sj_studentmiddy We have the band's at our unit but only 2/3 available #wemidwives
@Twidmife
18 July 2017 20:10
Is there a reason that the @wemidwives account is not being used @CharleneSTMW ? #WeMidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:11
@AmyReidSTMW CQC report showed 26% women birthed lying flat, 32% lithotomy,is this linked to increased CFM? #wemidwives
@susieep21
18 July 2017 20:11
@CharleneSTMW @midwife_cw @sj_studentmiddy Only bands & 'bulky' equipment no stickers. Can be easily moved by woman's leg etc #wemidwives
@Twidmife
18 July 2017 20:11
@sj_studentmiddy @CharleneSTMW but as @susieep21 said can she truy feel able to mobilise with a midwife/student hanging off her? #WeMidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:12
@sj_studentmiddy @midwife_cw yep fantastic for #waterbirth #wemidwives, just need more of them to facilitate more wb #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:12
@ruth_stmw @Twidmife Ive heard a few people say about using two bands for US, will try next time....#wemidwives
@susieep21
18 July 2017 20:13
RT @CharleneSTMW: @AmyReidSTMW CQC report showed 26% women birthed lying flat, 32% lithotomy,is this linked to increased CFM? #wemidwives
@AmyReidSTMW
18 July 2017 20:13
RT @CharleneSTMW: @AmyReidSTMW CQC report showed 26% women birthed lying flat, 32% lithotomy,is this linked to increased CFM? #wemidwives
@sj_studentmiddy
18 July 2017 20:13
@Twidmife @CharleneSTMW @susieep21 Can we truly fix everything? Our intensions are right #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:14
@AmyReidSTMW Mine too, how can we break the cycle? What is the guideline for CFM in labour #wemidwives
@ruth_stmw
18 July 2017 20:15
@Twidmife @CharleneSTMW Reality there I think is having FSE to support mobilising in labour. CTG is restrictive. #wemidwives
@susieep21
18 July 2017 20:16
Oh how much do I hate it when that happens! ?? #WeMidwives https://twitter.com/twidmife/status/887390013033525248
@Twidmife
18 July 2017 20:16
@melinebt @CharleneSTMW @midwife_cw @susieep21 @sj_studentmiddy then how do they stay in place?! I'm confused!!! #WeMidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:16
@sj_studentmiddy @Twidmife Thats right, Sami, and also very true re trace, LOC can make everyone twitchy #wemidwives
@susieep21
18 July 2017 20:17
@Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy @CharleneSTMW Yes if majority is LOC then it isn't useful. Have we missed a shallow in that LOC? #WeMidwives
@melinebt
18 July 2017 20:17
@CharleneSTMW @AmyReidSTMW #wemidwives !!
@ruth_stmw
18 July 2017 20:17
@CharleneSTMW @Twidmife Nope! Would be interesting but with FM you'd have to move as head descends. #wemidwives Unc… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/887390885989806080
@ruth_stmw
18 July 2017 20:18
#StudentMidwives join #WeMidwives @WeMidwives chat on mobility in labour (vs. CTG)
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:18
RT @ruth_stmw: @CharleneSTMW @Twidmife Nope! Would be interesting but with FM you'd have to move as head descends. #wemidwives Unc…
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:22
@susieep21 @Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy yes ive experienced this too want woman to know it is their #choice #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:24
@Twidmife @susieep21 @sj_studentmiddy and terrible for backs! holding certain awkward positions for hours dont forget #selfcare #wemidwives
@AmyReidSTMW
18 July 2017 20:25
@ruth_stmw @CharleneSTMW @melinebt Agreed! It's about the woman finding a position which is the most comfortable for her #wemidwives
@Twidmife
18 July 2017 20:27
@kykywatson @susieep21 @ruth_stmw @CharleneSTMW @sj_studentmiddy or even just a basic explanation as to why it may be needed #WeMidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:28
@kirsten_lisa @susieep21 @ruth_stmw @Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy @amybisson124 that would be fantastic to see! #wemidwives
@Twidmife
18 July 2017 20:28
@kirsten_lisa @CharleneSTMW @susieep21 @ruth_stmw @sj_studentmiddy @amybisson124 We have the pegs - they're great! #WeMidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:29
@Twidmife @kykywatson @susieep21 @ruth_stmw @sj_studentmiddy more #antenatal education on it beneficial #wemidwives
@susieep21
18 July 2017 20:29
RT @CharleneSTMW: @Twidmife @kykywatson @susieep21 @ruth_stmw @sj_studentmiddy more #antenatal education on it beneficial #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:30
@Twidmife @kirsten_lisa @susieep21 @ruth_stmw @sj_studentmiddy @amybisson124 what are these pegs? tellme more! #wemidwives
@AmyReidSTMW
18 July 2017 20:31
@kirsten_lisa @CharleneSTMW @melinebt Yes! Does a world of wonder and then she has the energy to mobilise again if she wishes #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:32
@susieep21 @Twidmife @kykywatson @ruth_stmw @sj_studentmiddy absolutely #wemidwives but I do't think it happens
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:33
@ruth_stmw @susieep21 @Twidmife @kykywatson @sj_studentmiddy do you have paper notes? #wemidwives
@susieep21
18 July 2017 20:35
@CharleneSTMW @kykywatson @ruth_stmw @Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy We have nothing like that on our obstetric unit #WeMidwives ??
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:36
RT @susieep21: @CharleneSTMW @kykywatson @ruth_stmw @Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy We have nothing like that on our obstetric unit #WeMidwives ??
@ruth_stmw
18 July 2017 20:36
@CharleneSTMW @susieep21 @Twidmife @kykywatson @sj_studentmiddy ABSOLUTELY!! #WeMidwives
@kirsten_lisa
18 July 2017 20:38
@CharleneSTMW @kykywatson @ruth_stmw @susieep21 @Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy Never tried it! What do they like about it? #wemidwives
@ruth_stmw
18 July 2017 20:41
Are layouts of birth rooms in CLU/MLU restricting mobility? Access to plug sockets, CTG fixed to wall, bed in middle of room? #WeMidwives
@kykywatson
18 July 2017 20:41
i've also been to MLU to borrow mats and birthing stool if needed #wemidwives https://twitter.com/kykywatson/status/887396817746395136
@kirsten_lisa
18 July 2017 20:41
@CharleneSTMW @kykywatson @ruth_stmw @susieep21 @Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy Good historical birthing knowledge! #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:42
RT @kirsten_lisa: @CharleneSTMW @kykywatson @ruth_stmw @susieep21 @Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy Good historical birthing knowledge! #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:45
@ruth_stmw @kykywatson @susieep21 @Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy yes wires / sockets always a nightmare #wemidwives
@melinebt
18 July 2017 20:47
@kirsten_lisa @CharleneSTMW @AmyReidSTMW Sounds lovely ??#wemidwives
@susieep21
18 July 2017 20:47
@CharleneSTMW @kirsten_lisa @kykywatson @ruth_stmw @Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy Would love to see it. Can't visualise it #WeMidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:48
RT @melinebt: @kirsten_lisa @CharleneSTMW @AmyReidSTMW Sounds lovely ??#wemidwives
@kirsten_lisa
18 July 2017 20:49
RT @CharleneSTMW: @ruth_stmw @kykywatson @susieep21 @Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy yes wires / sockets always a nightmare #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:52
@kirsten_lisa @ruth_stmw @kykywatson @susieep21 @Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy imagine a totally wirelessworld! #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:54
@kykywatson @susieep21 @ruth_stmw @Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy care driven by fear #wemidwives
@BSUHMatEdTeam
18 July 2017 20:55
#wemidwives interesting chat happening now-fetal monitoring in labour and birth positions https://twitter.com/charlenestmw/status/887204747597492224
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:55
@kykywatson @kirsten_lisa @ruth_stmw @susieep21 @Twidmife @sj_studentmiddy i think thats the answer, but must be big investment? #wemidwives
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:55
RT @BSUHMatEdTeam: #wemidwives interesting chat happening now-fetal monitoring in labour and birth positions https://twitter.com/charlenestmw/status/887204747597492224
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:56
#wemidwives state your trust and whether you have telemetry or CTG, we have mixture at SWFT and UHCW
@victoriacarlyle
18 July 2017 20:57
RT @BSUHMatEdTeam: #wemidwives interesting chat happening now-fetal monitoring in labour and birth positions https://twitter.com/charlenestmw/status/887204747597492224
@kykywatson
18 July 2017 20:57
i think this is the case with telemetry also #wemidwives https://twitter.com/CharleneSTMW/status/887400024530976768
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:58
RT @kykywatson: i think this is the case with telemetry also #wemidwives https://twitter.com/CharleneSTMW/status/887400024530976768
@CharleneSTMW
18 July 2017 20:58
@kykywatson yes absolutely #wemidwives




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