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Maternity and Newborn Clinical Network, Safer Care Victoria

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This webinar explored the Maternity eHandbook Obesity in pregnancy, birth and postpartum guidance.

Discussion covered current best practice and supporting evidence for care of women with a BMI >30, including risks associated with maternal obesity, what the guidance means for clinicians and women, and considerations for service capability.

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Available to mid-November 2018

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Dr Nicola Yuen
Clinical Lead Maternity and Newborn Network, Clinical Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Chief Medical Information Officer at Bendigo Health

Dr Yuen is responsible for the safe implementation of an electronic patient record. Nicola has been involved in improving quality and safety in patient care since 2005 and is passionate about improving pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies. She has presented at conferences on the subject of transparency and accountability in obstetrics. As a practicing obstetrician in regional Australia she is aware of the challenges involved in ensuring patients in rural and regional Australia receive high quality care throughout their pregnancy.  

Glyn Teale 
Clinical Services Director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Western Health, Sunshine Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Melbourne

Glyn is an obstetrician and gynaecologist with research interests in reducing stillbirths and the management of obesity in pregnancy. She is a member of The Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity and the Obstetric Peer for the Regional Maternal and Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity Committee, Grampians Region. 

Andrea Quanchi
Andrea has 30 years' experience as a nurse and midwife, as well as having worked as a MCHN. She has worked in metropolitan and regional Victoria, and is currently a director of My Midwives.

In 2016 Andrea became the first midwife in Victoria to have private admitting rights at public hospital. The inaugural PPM program at the Northern Hospital received the 2017 Victorian Public Healthcare Award for Excellence in Women's Health. Andrew is now working with other public hospitals to implement the program.

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