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Managing Birth Variations... Workshop - Brisbane

Item Code: MBV2013

Category: Midwifery Seminars & Workshops, Featured Events

Special Dietary Requirements
$550.00Special $450.00

Managing Birth Variations and Complications 2-Day Workshop

Dates and venues for 2014 are: 

  • Blue Mountains 12-14 September CANCELLED
  • Brisbane 17-19 October - Mercure/Pullman King George Square (our event will be in the Mercure tower but you could stay in either). The Mercure website is here.

Note: The Registration Fee for this 2-day workshop changes from $450 to $550 60 days in advance of each workshop. To register for the Noosa workshop see this item -

This 2-day workshop is interactive and participants will practise skills, discuss issues and share knowledge. The focus is on developing a holistic and situational approach to dealing with variations and complications. There is time for relaxing, networking and enjoying the company and support of other midwives.

At the end of this workshop, participants will understand the physiology of common variations and complications; have a ‘tool kit’ of skills and techniques that can be used to manage variations and complications; understand the legal, ethical and professional issues relating to midwifery management of variations and complications.

Note: While other birthworkers are welcome to attend other CAPERS events, this workshop is for midwives and student midwives.

You can download the workshop brochure here. Please share with colleagues. If you would like us to send you printed copies please email us from the Contact page.

Some feedback from recent workshops:

  • I would recommend this workshop to all midwives regardless of practice setting.
  • This was an excellent workshop, I have lots of take home messages. I loved it.
  • Would recommend unreservedly to all midwives and students.


Topics include: Variations in labour pattern (OP position, anterior lip, ‘slow’ progress); meconium stained liquor; breech birth; shoulder dystocia; legal and professional issues; Neonatal resuscitation; PPH and retained placenta; perineal trauma (assessment and repair); supporting each other.

CPD Points

This workshop involves 13.5 contact hours, therefore 13.5 CPD points and you will be provided with a Statement of Attendance with this information. The Australian College of Midwives has endorsed the program and there are 13.5 MidPLUS points available.



  • Saturday - 8am (Registration) - 5pm
  • Sunday - 830am - 5pm

Participants are strongly encouraged to stay onsite for these workshops, which actually start on Friday evening with a welcome and introductions, usually in conjunction with a dinner (extra cost). In some venues priority will be given to those staying onsite.


  • Standard fee $550
  • If paid 60+ days in advance $450

A student discount is not available for this workshop due to its limited numbers. Other discount offers (e.g. eNews, Facebook) also do not apply to this workshop.

Places are limited please register online (or wait for confirmation of an offline registration) before purchasing airfares or accommodation.


The intention of this workshop is to be a full weekend retreat where registrants stay onsite and meals and evening activities are enjoyed as a group (note these are at additional cost).

About the Speaker

Rachel Reed RM PhD BSc(Hons) PGCE is a Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast and a homebirth midwife. She has practised midwifery in different care models and settings in the United Kingdom and Australia. Her PhD thesis (submitted February 2013) is an exploration of midwifery practice during birth. Rachel has written articles for journals and magazines and is the author of the popular blog site, Midwife Thinking.

Terms and Conditions

Please see this link for Terms and Conditions related to Event Registrations including payment options and cancellations. By registering online you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions. Please email or phone the office if you require clarification of any of these conditions.

Related Items

We specialise in books and other resources on women’s health issues, pregnancy and childbirth, fertility issues, midwifery, breastfeeding, parenting, and grief and loss. We also provide educational seminars and conferences for health professionals, primarily midwives, lactation consultants and childbirth educators.

CAPERS Bookstore was established in 1988. We launched our website in March 2001 and we have also had shopfronts in various locations over the years. Since January 2008 our office has been based in Melbourne and we are currently only mail-order and online.

CAPERS Bookstore is run by Jan and Sarah Cornfoot. Jan started the business in 1988 after many years of volunteer work with local, national and international consumer advocacy and support groups since the birth of her first child in 1975.

CAPERS provides quality resources that assist women and families in making informed choices in their pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting. We also provide a selection of textbooks and educational events for midwives, lactation consultants and other health professionals, and teaching resources for childbirth and parenting education. CAPERS also sells gifts, novels and biographies of interest to midwives and other health professionals. Finally, our CAPERS for Children section includes special gifts and books for children, and particularly books for children on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, and grief and loss.

We are selective in the items that we sell and take pride in our knowledge of our products. We are always happy to help with further information or suggestions – just call the office Monday to Friday or email us from the Contact Us page at anytime.

Sarah & Jan Cornfoot, CAPERS Bookstore