Physiological Breech Workshop

Physiological Breech Workshop

Upright Breech Birth: Hands On Workshop

Target Audience:

OBs, Midwives, Family Physicians, Nurses

Course Format: In Person, Hands-on Workshop
Victoria General Hospital
1 Hospital Way
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Online registration is now closed. On-site registrations will be accepted. 

Time: 8:15 - 3:15 pm

This RCM-approved workshop is for all maternity care providers including obstetricians, family physicians,  midwives, nurses and learners.  The workshop will provide an engaging and interactive update on professional skills to facilitate physiological breech births, planned or unexpected, and how to teach these skills to others.
The focus is on collaborative, multi-professional working to improve the safety of vaginal breech birth using the skills of all maternity care professionals.
Training will include:

  • A 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
  • Models of breech care that work within modern perinatal services
  • Access to video resources following the training
  • Resource booklet containing presentations and the Physiological Breech Algorithm


0800    Registration Opens   
0815    Welcome & Introduction    
0825    Vaginal Breech Update: pearls; pitfalls; how safe is it │ Dr. Kim MacDonald   
0910    What is normal: defining, recognizing, supporting │ Dr. Shawn Walker  
1015    Refreshment Break   
1035    Managing Complications in Active Breech Births: theory and practice │ Dr. Shawn Walker   
1245    Lunch    
1345    Developing A Local Service │ Dr. Shawn Walker 
1415    Case Presentations & Further Hands-on Practice │ Dr. Kim MacDonald & Dr. Shawn Walker  
1515    Course Ends; Complete Evaluations   

Key Speakers

Dr.  Shawn Walker RM PhD. St Thomas and Guy Hospital, Kings College, London, UK.

Dr. Kim MacDonald, MFM. Victoria, BC.

Kim Campbell RM MN. UBC Midwifery, Vancouver, BC.


Early bird registration: Mon. Jan 20, 2020 | Add to calendar +

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  By Jan 20 Jan 22 - Feb 6 After Feb 6 
Delegate $310 $335 $360
Learners $135 $135 $135

*plus applicable taxes 

**learners must be able to provide proof of student registration via email or on-site 

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