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Physiological breech birth study day - Atlanta
Mon 23 May 2016, 09:00 – 13:00 EDT
This study day for obstetricians, midwives, nurses, family physicians and paramedics, in collaboration with SeeBaby will provide a thorough, interactive update on professional skills to facilitate physiological breech births, planned or unexpected.
Your participation in the training will include:
* Access to the on-line learning space prior to the event (research update)
* Thorough theoretical and hands-on explanations of how breech babies journey through the maternal pelvis in a completely spontaneous birth (the breech mechanisms), enabling you to distinguish between normal progress and dystocia
* Hands-on simulation of complicated breech births and resolutions, using narratives and videos of real breech complications, to enable you to practice problem-solving in real time
* One year's access to the on-line learning space following the training, to continue viewing and reflecting on birth videos (one per month) in a secure forum, and resources for sharing teaching with professionals in your community
Refreshments will be provided by the SeeBaby Team. See Baby Midwifery is dedicated to providing options and support to women and families in the birth community. Patients travel near and far, for birth options such as Water Birth, VBAC, Vaginal Twin Birth and of course, Vaginal Breech Birth (singleton & twin pregnancies). We are honored to provide these birth services to our patients as part of our normal course of care, and are excited to partner with Ms. Walker for this unique offering, specific to Breech Birth.
Schedule for the day:
8.30 – 9.00 Welcome
9.00 Why physiological breech birth?
9.30 The mechanisms of normal breech birth
10.00 Active breech birth skills (Scenarios, videos, discussion)
11.45 – 12.00 Break
12.00 Successful models of breech care
12.15 Panel discussion – ‘Ways forward’ with the SeeBaby Team: Christine Hilderbrandt, CNM, Martha Mills, CNM, Carrie Reed, CNM, Amanda McVay, CNM & Brad Bootstaylor, MD, FACOG
12.45 Feedback & conclusion
Facilitator: Shawn Walker is a UK midwife and PhD researcher who studies how professionals learn skills to safely facilitate breech births. Clinically, she has worked in all midwifery settings – labour wards, freestanding and alongside birth centres, and home births. She led the development of a breech clinic pathway at the James Paget University Hospital (2012-2014), where she worked as a Breech Specialist Midwife. Her research focus on breech birth is part of a wider interest in complex normality – working with obstetric colleagues to enable women at moderate and high risk to birth and bond physiologically where possible. She currently works clinically on a busy London labour ward.
Since 2011, Walker has been delivering specialist breech training to NHS staff, aiming to increase competence, confidence and choice. The Breech Birth Network study days have been continually developed from feedback, and in light of Walker’s primary research, summarised in Standards for maternity care professionals attending planned upright breech births: a Delphi study. Although this research specifically involved professionals with experience supporting active breech births, most results are applicable to all breech births.