Hull University midwifery society decided to hold a study day titled ‘Active Birth: Freedom to Move’ on Friday 27th March 2015. I had previously seen Sheena present at the Royal College of Midwives annual student conference (Telford) and the Physiological Birth: Promoting Normality conference (London). Sheena’s vast experience, knowledge and excellent presentation style led me to approach her to enquire if she would like to present at the society’s study day as I felt she would make a significant contribution to the day.
Sheena responded to my email almost immediately to confirm her attendance at the day and was very responsive, via email, in the organisation of the event and run-up to the day. Sheena’s presentation (“Flower Gardens and Brick Walls: The Art of Possibility”), using innovative software, was thoroughly engaging, inspirational and provided a very honest account of her experiences throughout her midwifery career.
The majority of the feedback forms from the day commented on how much they enjoyed Sheena’s presentation and how it has inspired them in their own midwifery career. Below are just some of the comments received:
‘Sheena made me feel empowered and I can use the information in practice’
‘Sheena’s talk was extremely positive and encouraging’
‘Sheena was a very inspiring speaker and all of the content was interesting and useful’
‘Sheena was very inspirational and encouraging’
‘Sheena was just amazing – really enthusiastic and motivating’
I would wholeheartedly recommend Sheena to present or provide input to any midwifery event and would not hesitate in using her again at future study days.
- Joanna Riley-Simkiss
President Hull University Midwifery Society
"Sheena Byrom is an inspiration. I never cease to be impressed by her seemingly limitless energy and passion when it comes to improving birth. Day or night, she seems to always be available and full of suggestions, ideas, contacts or just sheer passion for whatever situation or problem you present her with. Her support for the Positive Birth Movement has been amazing. We love you Sheena Byrom!"
Click HERE for feedback from delegates attending the Physiological Birth: promoting normality conference at St. Georges Hospital in Tootling, London, that I chaired in 2014.
Feedback from talk I gave in November 2015, to Supervisors of Midwives, at the London LSA conference. Click HERE.