Online breech courses
Below are our online course offerings. If you are looking for hands-on breech training, please visit our workshop schedule. Our breech workshops include access to Breech Pro plus in-person hands-on training.
Breech Pro: Breech Proficiency for Birth Professionals is a fully online vaginal breech training course taught by an obstetrician and a midwife with experience in home and hospital births and in both low- and high-resource settings (David Hayes, MD and Kristine Lauria, CPM) and a breech researcher (Rixa Freeze, PhD).
This course also includes twice-monthly optional live sessions and recordings.
Breech Pro includes 14.5 continuing education hours with ACNM (reciprocity with MEAC), Midwifery Council (NZ), and ACM (Australia).
Breech 101 is a course designed for parents, doulas, and childbirth educators. It presents about half of the material from our Breech Pro course, giving students a thorough understanding of the "how, what, and why" of breech birth.
This course also includes twice-monthly live sessions with Dr. Hayes and Dr. Freeze.
7.5 hours of CEs included (ACNM, MEAC, ICEA, DONA).
Other courses and add-ons
The 2020 Breech Research Update provides a comprehensive review of breech literature published in 2020. The course includes a 93-minute video that summarizes each publication, a reference list organized by topic, and Powerpoint slides. 1 ACNM CE included.
This course gives you one year of twice-monthly live sessions with David Hayes, Rixa Freeze, and/or Kristine Lauria. You will also receive access to the recordings.
Conferences & special events
The Madison Breech Conference includes recordings of the 2019 Madison Breech Conference in Madison, WI, USA on November 9-11. Bringing together MFMs, OBs, family practice physicians (GPs), midwives, journalists, researchers, and human rights attorneys, this conference examined how to make vaginal breech birth sustainable across a range of settings.
Speaker & topic list:
- Hermine Hayes-Klein, JD: The human right to skilled attendance in physiological vaginal breech birth
- Cynthia Caillagh, CPM, LM: Agency, beliefs about risk, and effects on outcome
- Jennifer Block, BA BS: Physiological Distance: Reframing the conversation about birth mode, place, and risk
- Betty-Anne Daviss, RM: Breech without forceps; Breech birth in Canada; Fundal pressure
Rixa Freeze, PhD: Evidence on Term Breech Since the 2000 Term Breech Trial; Breech maneuvers & physiological breech birth
David Hayes, MD: Methods and mechanics of physiologic vaginal breech birth
Dennis Hartung, MD: Breech birth in a rural setting
Lawrence Leeman, MD, MPH: Outcomes of community vaginal breech births and expanding hospital access
Emiliano Chavira, MD, MPH, FACOG: Instituting Ethical Breech Birth
Panel discussions #1: Understanding the problem: Obstacles to providing vaginal breech birth
Panel discussion #2: Finding solutions: Guidelines for hospital providers, hospital administrators, and midwives
Recognizing and correcting abnormal breech labor: hands-on simulation training
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