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Postdates Pregnancy Brisbane 2024

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Event description

The "due date" is a fundamental marker in a woman's pregnancy, and the significance of this date is enormous. It can define care options, determine women's choices, shape the style of care they will receive, and impact birth outcomes for women and their babies.

Going past the due date can carry significant risks of intervention. Similarly, when a woman is not physiologically or emotionally ready to give birth, it also predisposes her to interventions and her baby to require medicalised care. For midwives, keeping birth normal often means working around the "due date" with women and other care providers. In this Postdates Pregnancy Workshop, we develop various approaches and care plans that support normality in a risk-averse world.

Postdates Pregnancy Workshop Melbourne Aims:

  • To explore the concepts of “prolonged pregnancy”, including "due date", "postdates", and "post-term" and their implications for women and midwives.
  • To examine the research evidence that supports and challenges these concepts.
  • To consider the practical strategies around expectant care and induction of labour.

Learner outcomes:

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the implications of constructing finite time frames for the length of pregnancy.
  • Define and differentiate between the constructs of “prolonged pregnancy”, including "due date", "postdates", and "post-term".
  • Identify skills for use when women are anxious about being "overdue".
  • Examine the evidence provided by contemporary research and its implications for the care of women experiencing pregnancy that is “prolonged”, "postdates", or "post-term".
  • Explore communication strategies to facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Provide examples of the best care for women who choose expectant care.

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Continuing Professional Development Points

CPD Endorsed hours: 3.25


Download our full Postdates Pregnancy Workshop program here FULL PROGRAM PDF


Learn more about our facilitator Lynne Staff.


Early birth discount

The cost of the Postdates Pregnancy Workshop is $135. The price includes morning or afternoon tea. Student and group discounts are available – contact us for details by email or phone us on (02) 9630 5357 for more information.

The Early Bird discounted ticket is $115.00. Save $20 when you register early! Registrations must be paid for by the 29th of May 2024 to receive this discount.

Combine workshops to save even more.

Here are our dates for Postdates Pregnancy Workshop for 2024

  • Melbourne: Thursday 14th March 2024
  • Brisbane: Wednesday 10th July 2024
  • Sydney: Friday 20th September 2024

Workshop numbers are limited.

If your hospital or area health service wants to sponsor a program on this topic for the benefit of you and your colleagues, please email or phone us on (02) 9630 5357 for information on how to set up in-service courses through Birth International.

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Please note that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may cause the workshop's cancellation at the last minute. If this occurs, you will be given a full refund or transfer to another workshop (whichever you prefer). If travelling to the workshop, we recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover any out of pocket expenses. Please note that some venues may require a vaccination certificate.

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If you are unable to attend an event: We are unable to offer refunds for cancellation once registration has been completed. However, if you find you are unable to attend, and notify us more than 2 weeks in advance of the event, we can offer transfer to an event on another date. You are also able to send a substitute, providing that you notify us of the new name. If you find you are unable to attend less than two weeks before the event, no transfers will be available and providing a substitute will be your only option. You will need to notify us of the new name. Birth International reserves the right to cancel a scheduled event in the case of unforeseen circumstances.