Born to Safe Hands: a conference reflection

Joanne Carmac and Annabel Nicholas, two midwives from Bolton in NW England, organised their first conference last week, and it was a HUGE SUCCESS! Plus, the tweeting #B2SH was phenomenal. Here are a few of the highlights….


  1. The tweeting 'impacts' went over 2 million! Wow. 
  2. The programme was packed, and speakers varied. Exciting! 
  3. The meeting of the 'tweeters'! What larks….
  4. When Professor Soo Downe mentioned 'Positive Deviance', Jenny the M brought the house down with her graffiti tale #banksymidwife 
  5. Youngest delegate! 
  6. Delayed cord clamping
  7. And in relation to clinical guidelines….
  8. When 'tweeters' meet, they need a badge. Thank goodness for JennyTheM!
  9. Starting a revolution-we will 
  10. Annabel telling delegates about formal sharing #BirthCentres
  11. Professor Soo Downe always makes us think
  12. We should make time to care-it saves time, and improves outcomes :)