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Active Birth Two Day Workshop Perth

8th October 2019 at 9:00 am - 9th October 2019 at 4:30 pm

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Active Birth Two Day Workshop is a comprehensive workshop aiming to empower health professionals with skills to help women achieve a normal physiological birth.

Empowering midwives to empower women

One of the greatest pleasures for midwives is being able to assist a woman through a normal, physiological birth. To help a woman in this way requires skills, patience and trust in the natural birth process. Although midwives recognise the dangers inherent in tampering with normal physiology, we live in a society where women have little trust that their bodies are capable of giving birth safely, and fear pain in labour. Women are demanding epidurals, elective caesareans and inductions, believing these are safe for themselves and their babies. Midwives, caught up in the politics of maternity care, often feel powerless to change this situation yet there is much they can do.

If you haven’t been to one of these workshops before, here’s your chance. If you have attended in the past, is it time you updated? Do you need to be re-inspired and re-motivated? You can discover tools that will empower you to empower the women in your care:

  • Learn more about women’s physiology and how it works during labour.
  • Find out how you can support and protect women so they can labour instinctively.
  • Learn how to motivate and encourage women to trust the birth process.
  • See how to assist women giving birth in various upright positions and off the bed.
  • Learn how to use effective non-drug forms of pain relief, as alternatives to epidurals.
  • Develop strategies for implementing these ideas in hospital settings.

Workshop aims:

This is a two-day experiential learning workshop (12.5 contact hours) for health professionals working with expectant parents: childbirth educators, midwives, doulas, physiotherapists, doctors, nurses.

  • To review the rationale behind “active birth”.
  • To explore the role of professional caregivers in assisting women have physiologic birth.
  • To discuss ways of empowering women and caregivers to achieve desired birth outcomes.

Learning outcomes:

By the conclusion of this Active Birth Two Day Workshop participants will have:

  • Reviewed the normal physiologic process of birth.
  • Explored appropriate, practical teaching strategies for increasing the confidence of expectant parents in being able to give birth physiologically.
  • Practised a variety of self-help techniques and positions for labour and birth designed to enhance normal physiology during parturition.
  • Viewed visual aids, videos and discussed teaching strategies for prenatal and intranatal education of expectant parents.
  • Explored strategies for introducing physiologic birth management into hospitals and prenatal classes.

Continuing Professional Development Points

Active Birth Workshop ACM CPD badge


Active Birth Outline 2019 – full program PDF


Jane Palmer


$450.00 – Includes lunch, refreshments, workshop folders and notes

Student and group discounts available (contact us for details)

The following Active Birth Two Day Workshops have been scheduled for 2019

  • Perth: Tuesday 8th October and Wednesday 9th October
  • Adelaide: Tuesday 15th October and Wednesday 16th October
  • Melbourne: Monday 21st October and Tuesday 22nd October
  • Sydney: Monday 16th December and Tuesday 17th December

Active Birth Facebook Group

Workshop numbers limited



8th October 2019 at 9:00 am
9th October 2019 at 4:30 pm
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Birth International
(02) 9630 5357


Perth Venue
Brown Street
Perth, WA 6004 Australia
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