Booking a study day

Illustration by Kate Evans

Our evidence-based and RCM-approved Physiological Breech Birth study day can be booked at your institution.

Hosting a study day requires the following:

  • Venue that can fit at least 40 people – there is a minmum requirement of 20 delegates per training day (please contact us to discuss further)
  • Audio-Visual capabilities: We need to be able to connect our laptop and project onto a large screen. We have appropriate adaptors for our Mac.
  • Refreshments for visitors: This is usually simple coffee and tea upon arrival, and clear directions about whether lunch will be provided, should be brought and/or can be bought. Some Midwifery Societies have organised bake sales with savouries included as a fundraiser.
  • Doll and Pelvis Models: We will bring some of these. If you can provide additional sets, then you will have them to disseminate training after the study day. We use and recommend these: Fetal Doll Model; and Cloth Pelvic Model or Female Pelvis Model
  • The organiser receives a free place.

Who will deliver the study day:

Dr Anke Reitter teaching breech skills in Belfast

  • Either Shawn or Emma will be the lead facilitator.
  • We involve a wide range of other professionals who deliver skills training within their institutions.
  • Most of our instructors are midwives, although our approach is multi-disciplinary and well-received by obstetric participants. Our obstetric partners have a more difficult time taking time away from work, but if you require an obstetric member on the teaching team, please let us know.

Payment options are:

  • TicketTailor, an on-line booking system where participants book directly with us. This is our preference, as it enables us to organise additional trainers according to the number of attendees. Tickets for obstetricians are £100 / midwives, paramedics and SHO’s are £75 / student midwives are £50. If your Trust/organisation would like to subsidise tickets for your members, this can be arranged. RECOMMENDED
  • We recommend that you let participants book directly via TicketTailor, even if you intend to pay the way of members of staff via invoicing. Sadly, we have learned from experience that people do not value what they do not pay for. We have shown up prepared to teach 60+ professionals at Trust-sponsored events, to find less than 30 have attended. We recommend attendees pay at least £20 of the fee themselves.

What happens to the money?

Learning shoulder press in Montreal with Isabelle Brabant

See our 2018 Report of Accounts.

Breech Birth Network is a UK-registered Community Interest Company, which means all profits are channeled back into the work we do. Facilitators receive either expenses or a small payment for time taken away from work, depending on their experience levels. Examples of what we spend the money on include: printing training manuals, paying subscriptions for our WordPress and Vimeo accounts, insurance, enabling clinical skills trainers to teach with us so they feel more confident and skilled teaching physiological breech birth in their local Trust, commissioning illustrations to help us visually explain the concepts we teach, laptops to carry and deliver our presentations securely, doll and pelvis models (we are picky about which ones work best!), expenses when we meet up to plan the courses we deliver, etc. As a CIC, we are required to make public our annual accounts. We are so grateful to those who pay to attend our study days because it enables us to carry on with this important work.

Emma Spillane talking heads in London

How do I book / enquire?

Register your interest by filling in the contact form below. Emma Spillane, our Training Co-ordinator, will respond in due course.