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Supporting OP Labour Brisbane 2023

15th September 2023 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

$115.00 – $135.00
Supporting OP Labour Workshop

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Our workshop 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 more prolonged, 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 regular and avoid interventions.

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

Supporting OP Labour Brisbane 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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CPD Endorsed hours: 3.25


Download our complete Supporting OP Workshop program here FULL PROGRAM PDF


You can 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 discount is $115.00. Save $20 when you register early! Registrations must be paid for by the 4th of August, 2023, to receive this discount.

Combine workshops to save even more.

Here are our dates for Supporting OP Labour Workshop for 2023

  • Melbourne: Saturday 26th August 2023
  • Brisbane: Friday 15th September 2023
  • Sydney: Saturday 2nd December 2023

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 direct them to this link, which contains information on how to set up in-service courses through Birth International.

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So as you know, 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 out-of-pocket expenses. So as you know, some venues may require a vaccination certificate.



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Supporting OP Labour Brisbane 2023 Early Bird
Supporting OP Labour Workshop Brisbane 15th September 2023 - Early Bird
$ 115.00


15th September 2023
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$115.00 – $135.00
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Birth International
(02) 9630 5357
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Soul Space Brisbane
23 Parker Street
Newmarket, QLD 4051 Australia
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(07) 3352 6155
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