Biomechanics for Birth Professionals

06
Jun
2020

Advanced Biomechanics course

06-06-2020 9:30 am -5:30 pm
£95 Student discount £75
Advanced Biomechanics course

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Molly O'Brien has become a full time freelance teacher after a 20 year career as a full time clinical midwife in the NHS. Her career has been characterised by a passion to use and develop midwifery skills that help women keep birth normal.

This advanced course is for birth workers who have already attended Molly's biomechanics course and have recorded at least three case studies of biomechanics in action (antenatal or intrapartum) 

This course offers a a more in depth understanding of biomechanics and the physiology of birth including the role of psoas muscles and myofascia, more techniques and positions to relieve dystocia, working with epidurals, a discussion of common midwifery and medical practices that can hinder the birth process, brainstorming "making it mainstream", case studies, and pathways to research and much more.. It is also an essential element of training to teach Optimal Birth's  "Moving for an Easier Birth" birth preparation classes.

It can be stand alone or as part one of a two day session. Day two is specifically for anyone wishing to run Optimal Birth's "Moving for an Easier Birth" classes.

07
Jun
2020

Biomechanics Foundation Course - Effraspace, London

07-06-2020 9:30 am -5:30 pm
£95.00 Students £75.00
Biomechanics Foundation Course - Effraspace, London

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Molly O'Brien has become a full time freelance teacher after a 20 year career as a full time clinical midwife in the NHS. Her career has been characterised by a passion to use and develop midwifery skills that help women keep birth normal.

Fed up with saying “it’s not magic - it’s science”  to colleagues asking her to "work her magic" with women, she decided she had to teach her accumulated skills. The course began as  in house teaching at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital and has evolved into an information packed mix of practical techniques, anatomy and physiology and salutogenesis. It's aimed primarily at midwives but of value to antenatal educators, doulas, physiotherapists and all other birth professionals and has already travelled regularly to venues in Spain and once as far as  Chile as well as UK presentations.

It teaches skills that have the potential to transform practice, especially when working with obstructed Labour. Molly examines the physiology of the pelvis, the biomechanics of birth, approaches to diagnosing malposition more effectively and techniques to help the pelvis and baby move into better positions for birth