About the Class
This presentation combines the latest research with principles of woman-centred practice. We explore how the safety of breech birth can be improved by understanding the meaning of maternal and fetal movements, and the interaction between the two. While we explore specific manoeuvres and practices specific to physiological breech birth, the underlying principles will enhance your woman-centred practice for all births.
Shawn is a midwife who has worked in all midwifery settings, in the US and the UK: home, freestanding and alongside birth centres, and hospital labour wards.
In response to local women’s demands for more choice and continuity in breech services, Shawn worked with her multi-disciplinary colleagues to develop the Heads Up Clinic, which was shortlisted for a Royal College of Midwives Excellence in Maternity Care Award in 2013, and where she worked as a Breech Specialist Midwife until January 2014.
She has published numerous professional articles about breech practice and service organisation, and blogs at breechbirth.org.uk. Shawn’s on-going PhD research concerns the development of competence and expertise among professionals in upright vaginal breech birth. She is currently a Teaching Fellow at King’s College London.
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