Breech Birth Network is a community interest company dedicated to increasing skills and knowledge about vaginal breech birth by raising awareness, facilitating research and providing high quality training to medical professionals.

We provide training to over 1000 health care professionals every year, throughout the UK and internationally.

Model of a breech baby sitting over the pelvis
Image by Touch Surgery

Our Training

Our Physiological Breech Birth training is underpinned by the largest evidence base underpinning any available breech training programme. This includes research into: the normal parameters of progress and mechanisms of breech births; standards for professionals who attend planned breech births; the principles underpinning a physiological approach; and how professionals learn breech skills; and significant changes in confidence, knowledge and clinical behaviour following training.

Due to the difficulty of delivering face-to-face training during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have put the entire training programme on-line in an interactive package. This comes with one year’s worth of access to the training resources, including monthly opportunities to participate in live reflective sessions with an instructor. Go to our Online Course Page to learn more and sign up!

NHS Trusts that are participating in the OptiBreech 1 Study receive free access to the training for all staff members.

The day yesterday was probably the most valuable study day I have ever attended. I attended with great trepidation due to a very difficult experience nearly 5 years ago but you passed on the knowledge and skills that every professional involved in the birth process needs. I feel really empowered and also that a great weight has been lifted from me.  I will be enthusiastically recommending my colleagues attend this study day. Hope to see you training in … one day

RM (Registered Midwife)

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CIC company number and stated purpose

11091909 (England and Wales) 

The objects of the Company are to carry on activities which benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) to conduct training, research and advocacy activities for the benefit of mothers of breech-presenting babies, breech-presenting babies, their families and the professionals who attend them in pregnancy and childbirth.