Date: 27th September 2019

Venue: Riddel Hall, Belfast



We believe that every woman deserves to have the best opportunity for a straightforward and positive birth experience regardless of her method of birth.


Our conference aims to educate, raise awareness of and promote positive birthing in Northern Ireland. We want to provide opportunities for women and their supporters to become active players in their births, and in developing the services available in our health service and private sectors.  

This event is being co-ordinated by ALC Events, an event management company with a passion for events that promote wellbeing in the community and bring together key stakeholders to collaborate and improve service in Northern Ireland. 



Michel Odent
Michel Odent has developed a special interest in environmental factors influencing the birth process.He introduced the concepts like birthing rooms, birthing pools and singing sessions for pregnant women. After his hospital career he was involved in home birth, founded in London the Primal Health Research Centre, and designed a database in order to compile epidemiological studies exploring correlations between what happens during the “Primal period” and health later on.
Mark Harris
Mark Harris is registered as a midwife and nurse.

Mark has trained and worked as a Nurse, Midwife, Teacher in Further Education, hypnotherapist, NLP trainer, and outreach youth worker.

He still works as a Midwife offering birth education through a program called, Birthing For Blokes. He states that for him, work and play often merge.

Mark is the author of the newly released book "Men, Love and Birth", and together with doula Karen Hall, he produces Sprogcast, which is a podcast.
Niamh McCabe
Niamh has been a Consultant Obstetrician for over 15 years.

She is a mother of four and trained in North of England.

As well as being dedicated to empowering women and supporting choice in childbirth she is also a VBAC expert.

Niamh currently works in the Royal Jubilee in Belfast where she runs the Birth Choices Clinic which is designed to help women who have had C-Sections or negative birth experiences in the past to have the best chance at a positive subsequent experience.
Victoria McGaughey
Victoria is a mother of 6, ranging from 1 - 17 years.
Having given birth to her 1st child at 18, she has experienced the changes in attitudes of professionals and mothers over the years.
Sarah Griffiths
Sarah Griffiths is better known to many as Wheelie Momma blogger. Sarah has cerebral palsy which
means she uses a wheelchair, something which she actively fought against most of childhood and teenage years. She's now a sought after motivational speaker, she has an online magazine Wheelie Momma Life, is
a Gentlebirth antenatal instructor and 2019 will see her launch her first children's book “My Mum's
A Superhero” while also working on her autobiography “Keepin' it Wheel"
Marie Lewis
Consultant Midwife for Powys Teaching Health Board.
Cate Langley
Consultant Midwife
Seána Talbot
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