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Shoulder Dystocia Workshops Cape Town, PMB and Durban 2015

I am holding a series of workshops across South Africa covering all you need to know as a birth professional to effectively manage cases of Shoulder Dystocia, beginning in April 2015.

Shoulder Dystocia describes cases during birth where a baby requires an assisted manoeuvre in order to allow the baby’s shoulders to pass through the birth canal. Understanding the specific causes of Shoulder Dystocia and learning how to assist a baby caught in this predicament can dramatically reduce the chances of danger to both mother and child and help to bring the baby safely into the world.

These workshops are scheduled to start in April 2015, covering Anatomy, Physiology, Neonatal Transitional Physiology, Techniques and Skills for assisting with shoulder dystocia and Helping Babies Breathe. If you cannot make the April workshops, a future series will begin in August 2015.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Cape Town Workshop – 11th April 2015

Date: Saturday 11th April 2015
Venue: Mtwana Birth Centre
Address: 5 Belvedere Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7950
Time: 09h00 to 16hoo
Cost: R500.00 per person per day
Maximum number of participants is 12 only

Lunch is not included. There are several restaurants close by or lunch can be ordered collectively and delivered to the Centre. Alternately please bring a packed lunch to share.

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Pietermaritzburg Workshop – 18th April 2015

Date : Saturday 18th April 2015
Venue: Ginny Oosthuizen’s Home
Address: 6a St Michaels Rd, Hilton, Pietermaritzburg, 3201
Time: 09h00 – 16h00
Cost: R500.00 per person for the day
Maximum number of participants is 15 only.

Lunch is not included, please bring a packed lunch to share.(There aren’t too many restaurants close by!)

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Durban Workshop – 26th April 2015

Date: Sunday the 26th April 2015
Venue: Melissa Jacob’s Home
Address: 7 Fenners Crescent, Westville, Durban, 3629
Time: 09h00 – 16h00
Cost: R500.00 per person
Maximum number of participants is 15 only.

Lunch is not included, please bring a packed lunch to share.(There aren’t too many restaurants close by!)

Register now →

Register your place now:

Please complete the form below, checking the locations/dates of the workshop sessions you would like to attend. I will then be in touch to arrange payment.

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4 thoughts on “Shoulder Dystocia Workshops Cape Town, PMB and Durban 2015”

  1. Hi,
    Are the shoulder dystocia teachings in line with the ALSO guideline or the PROMPT (RCOG) guideline?
    Thank you

    1. Dear Tracy

      Thank you for asking. The workshops are in alignment with the ESMOE (Essential Steps in the Management of Obstetrical Emergencies) training in South Africa (http://www.esmoe.co.za/), but they add crucial skills that work well in any situation, attending hospital births or homebirths. The Helping Babies Breathe Program is accredited by the American Academy of Paediatrics and is a wonderful tool in any practice and can be learnt by lay people as well.

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