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Supporting OP Labour Sydney 2023

2nd December 2023 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

$75.00 – $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 longer, more painful and tiring, with women frequently opting for epidurals as a “way out”. Working with women to achieve a physiological birth is rewarding for women, and midwives. It supports women’s belief in their innate ability to give birth and reinforces the unique knowledge and skills that midwives have to support women and their partners to keep labour and birth normal and to avoid interventions.

Participants will engage in a number of 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 when 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 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 discount is $115.00. Save $20 when you register early! Registrations must be paid for by the 21st October 2023 to receive this discount.

Combine workshops to save even more.

Here are our dates for Supporting OP Labour Workshop for 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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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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2nd December 2023
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$75.00 – $135.00
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Birth International
(02) 9630 5357
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Westmead Hospital Education and Conference Centre
Darcy Rd & Hawkesbury Road
Westmead, NSW 2145 Australia
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02 9630 5357
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