Our workshops just for student midwives aim to extend your knowledge base by combining theory and practical skills to help you support and communicate with women and their families.
We aim to give you confidence in these essentials as you begin your career as a midwife.
Our presenters are all MAMA midwives and are passionate about creating a safe and inclusive learning space where there’s no such thing as a silly question.
Please note, these workshops are in high demand, booking out with wait list, which means invariably keen students miss out on coming. As a result, we’ve had to introduce a strict refund/cancellation policy as below.*
Using Water for Labour & Birth
In this workshop you will learn practical skills and ways to support a client using water in labour and birth. You will learn about the shower and bath (and birth in the water), using water injections, water for hydration and other ways we can use water to support women through their labour.
Friday 26th August at Hampton
Friday 9th September at Kensington
In this workshop, experienced homebirth midwives will teach you all about homebirth. We will show you videos of homebirth, show you our homebirth equipment and how we manage emergencies in the homebirth scenario.
Friday 23rd September at Hampton
Friday 7th October at Kensington
Supporting Physiological Labour & Birth in the Victorian Maternity System
This workshop is aimed at any student who has felt like they have not been able to support a woman to have a physiological birth in the Victorian maternity system. This is all of us.
In this workshop we will explore ways we can work within the system and still assist women to avoid the cascade of intervention we are all so familiar with.
- How do we inform women of the risks and benefits of certain procedures when there are time pressures?
- When others with seniority in the room?
- When conflicting information being given?
We will workshop conversations you can have and talk about past experiences you may have had in these situations.
Friday 21st October at Kensington
Friday 4th November at Hampton