Waterbirth Education Program
A simulation-based education program, provided by the Women's Maternity Services Education Program (MSEP).
The program provides maternity clinicians with the knowledge and tools to safely facilitate water immersion for labour/birth in their community.
It empowers midwives with the foundational knowledge to support practice to their full scope and advocate for birthing options.
Simulation options include:
- normal vaginal birth in the water
- emergency management (shoulder dystocia management in the water, management of the unconscious woman in the water etc).
Format: 3-hour in-person workshop (including in situ birth suite simulations).
Bookings or more information: liaise with our experienced Clinical Midwifery Educators to organise a program at your service.
Example of topics include (but are not limited to):
- roles and responsibilities of the primary midwife
- water immersion for labour and birth
- risks and benefits
- third stage management
- emergency management.