Hybrid Breech Workshops

Learn Breech. Safely. 

Want actual hands on experience but concerned about Covid-19? We've got you covered. 

We offer a hybrid workshop with three parts:

  1. Breech Pro, an online vaginal breech training course covering all of the material in our 2-day breech workshop. 
  2. 1 year of twice-monthly live sessions (recordings also available) for ongoing mentorship
  3. Hands-on simulation training with Dr. Hayes and/or Dr. Freeze.

Each simulation group will have 4 students or fewer per instructor and will have a 2-hour block to learn and practice on the Sophie and Her Mum simulators. Attendees are invited to observe an additional simulation session. 

Starting in summer 2022, we are expanding our in-person training opportunities to offer full-day trainings in addition to small group simulations. 

Our full hybrid package is approved for 18 ACNM CEs. Breech Pro, the online portion of the hybrid package, is self-paced and downloadable. It includes 16 ACNM CEs and 15 CMEs/CPDs in Australia and New Zealand. ACNM CEs have reciprocity with MEAC, DONA, & ICEA.

I already took a breech workshop.
Can I come just for the hands-on training?

Yes! Some of our workshop have the option of attending 2 hours of hands-on simulations for $100 USD. All of our full-day workshops allow you to attend at alum pricing, provided you have taken Breech Pro in the past. If your Breech Pro subscription has expired, you can renew it for just $50 USD. 

I am an alum. What is the difference between Breech Pro and Breech Refresh?

Topics covered in Breech Pro:

1. Evidence on term breech since the Term Breech Trial, Dr. Freeze (2 CEs)
2. Breech maneuvers & mechanics, Dr. Freeze (3 CEs)
   a. History of breech maneuvers 1609-present
   b. Physiological breech birth
   c. Upright & supine maneuvers
3. Clinical aspects of vaginal breech birth, Dr. Hayes (5 CEs)
   a. Normal breech birth
   b. Selection criteria & clinical practice guidelines
   c. Abnormal breech birth
   d. Maneuvers
4. Nomenclature and the risks/outcomes of various leg presentations, Dr. Freeze (1 CE)
5. Outcomes of community breech birth, Dr. Freeze (1 CE)
6. Filmed simulations with Dr. Hayes & Dr. Freeze (4 CEs)
   a. Doll & pelvis demonstrations 
   b. Demonstrations on Sophie and Her Mum simulators
   c. Demonstrations with Sophie & Her Mum and a student
   d. Clinical scenarios with Dr. Hayes & a student, using Sophie & Her Mum 

Topics covered in Breech Refresh:

1. Physiological breech birth (44 minutes; Dr. Freeze)
2. Normal breech birth, from rumping to birth of the head, for both frank and nonfrank breech presentations (44 minutes; Dr. Hayes)
3. Abnormal breech birth, reviewing the decision tree for vaginal breech birth and then applying it to real breech birth videos in which the mechanisms are disrupted (40 minutes; Dr. Hayes)
4. Upright and supine maneuvers for resolving obstructed breech birth using an obstetrical simulator (45 minutes, Dr. Freeze)
5. 2020 research update (1.5 hours, Dr. Freeze)

On-demand breech training

If you want to train on your own schedule, this option is perfect for you! You choose the date and the people you want to train with, and we'll make it happen! On-site accommodations are available for those who need lodging. The training location is a short walk from a direct airport tramway and just 3 minutes from the beach. Come enjoy sun, sea, and breech!

May 2022

June 2022

July 2022

August 2022

The 2022 Camp Birth workshop is being held at Camp Widewater, near Liberty Center (NW Ohio). You will be brought to an external registration link, where you can enroll in the breech workshop on Aug 1, as well as  B.E.S.T. and/or NRP training on August 2, and food/lodging options.

For more information about Camp Birth, visit www.campbirth.com.

August Breech Retreat

A 2-day retreat at Camp Canaan, SC in cooperation with Carolina Birth Junkies. This retreat combines simulation training, breech birth video analysis, Q&A, discussions, storytelling, and more. Includes Breech Pro, 1 year of live sessions, the 2021 Breech Research Update, and 18 ACNM CEs.

September 2022

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

Photos from the 2021 Houston, TX workshop

Photos from the NW Indiana workshop