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Supporting OP Labour Sydney 2024

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Event description

Our Supporting OP Labour Workshop explores this issue in detail, examines the culture of contemporary practice surrounding OP labours and helps you develop practical skills when caring for women experiencing OP labour.

When babies present in the occipital-posterior (OP) position, labour is usually longer, more painful and tiring, with women frequently opting for epidurals as a "way out". Working with women to achieve a physiological birth rewards women and midwives. It supports women’s belief in their innate ability to give birth. It reinforces midwives' unique knowledge and skills to support women and their partners to keep labour and birth normal and avoid interventions.

Participants will engage in several practical skills, including language, positioning, rebozo, dance, movement, massage and counter-pressure.

Supporting OP Labour Workshop Sydney Aims:

  • To explore the issues of occipital-posterior labour and their effects on labour.
  • To examine the culture of contemporary practice surrounding OP labours.
  • To review current statistics and practices around supporting a woman with a baby in the OP position.
  • To develop practical strategies for caring for women experiencing OP labour.

Learner outcomes:

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

  • Critically examine the context around OP, including information given to women.
  • Collate a toolkit of practical labour and birth support strategies.
  • Develop effective communication skills to use with women and colleagues regarding OP labours.

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Continuing Professional Development Points

CPD Endorsed hours: 3.25


Download our full Supporting OP Workshop program here FULL PROGRAM PDF


Learn more about our facilitator Lynne Staff.


Early birth discount

The cost of the Supporting OP Labour 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 9th of August 2024 to receive this discount.

Combine workshops to save even more.

Here are our dates for Supporting OP Labour 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.