Programme

08.45

Welcome and registration. Doors open at 8.45am

09.15 – 09.30

Francoise Freedman – What are ‘maternal representations’ ?

09.30 – 10.15

Mira Lal – Transferring brilliance from Obstetrics to Mothering: Motherhood as a psychosomatic phenomenon

10.15 – 11.00

Rebecca Feasey – Mothers on Mothers: Maternal Readings of Popular Television

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 12.00

Christina Moutsou and Rosalind Mayo – “The maternal”: main themes emerging from authors of an edited volume

12.00 – 12.30

Chris Knight –  ‘Women’s biggest husband is the Moon’.  The sex-strike theory of human origins.

12.30 – 13.00

Antonella Sansone – Gems of African Wisdom: Before Conception throughout Pregnancy and Birth


13.00 – 14.00

Introduction of exhibitors

Lunch break and exhibitions

14.00 – 14.30

Heather Mason – Benefits of yoga for prenatal depression in relation to physiological mechanisms

14.30 – 15.00

Ryc Aquino – An exploration of UK midwives’ perspectives of maternal health inequalities as experienced by minority ethnic women

15.00 – 15.30

Diane Speier – Postnatal bodies: distorted representations, body images, and  mothers’ real life experience

15.30 – 16.00

Tea break

16.00 – 16.30

Satya Shepherd – A cranio-sacral perspective on maternity

16.30 – 17.00

Hermione Wiltshire – Birth of the Image

17.00

Discussion Panel
Conference Close


Artists and Exhibits (in the foyer)

Birth Rites (represented by Hermione Wiltshire)

Lina Clerke: photosets for birth education

Renée Spierdijk, Cambridge artist

Children’s drawings of their mothers (Year 1 and Year 3) from two Cambridgeshire primary schools

Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” —George Eliot

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