The Department of Women and Children’s Health Services at the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is pleased to present, Perinatal Conference 2018 and celebrate the pivotal role of midwives. This year’s International Midwifery Day is celebrated on May 5, under the theme: “Midwives Leading the Way in Quality Care!” In addition to the expectation and joys of pregnancy, there can be challenges on the journey. As a team, we recognize the challenges faced in pregnancies and the need for readiness when partnering with families. This year’s conference is themed: “Quality Care! Preparing for the Unexpected!” This conference is promised to be very informative and exciting! The conference activities culminate with the celebration of International Midwifery Day.
Participants at this year’s conference will be privy to perinatal statistics. These statistics highlight our admissions, diagnoses, morbidity and mortality rates. It also provides an opportunity for comparative analyses on our progress and ways to improve. The conference also enlists a panel of qualified speakers that will engage the audience on the challenges faced in pregnancies and strategies when coping with unexpected perinatal outcomes. Finally, the conference will celebrate the triumph of premature babies “Tiny Champs” and their families- graduants of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) who against the odds survived! This will be celebrated in the launch of our Premature Parents Support group.