Schedule

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Day one: The breech baby

Chair: Cathy Warwick CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives
Venue: Mary Badlands Lecture Theatre, Collegiate Campus, Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield S10 2BP
08:15 Registration and drinks
09:00 Welcome and housekeeping
Paula Schofield, Nurse Director and Head of Midwifery, Sheffield
09:05 Chair’s opening address
Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives
09:15 Parents’ view – hearing that our baby is breech
Helen & Paddy
Session 1: Vaginal breech birth – the evidence
09:20 Overview of the literature on Management of the Term Breech Pregnancy, including the RCOG 2017 guideline update
Lawrence Impey, Consultant in Obstetrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
10:05 Upright breech – the evidence from Frankfurt
Dr Frank Louwen, Gynaecologist, Universisitätsklinikum, Frankfurt, Betty-Anne Daviss
10:50 Coffee
Session 2: Choice
11:20 Human Rights in childbirth
Johanna Rhys-Davies, Barrister, Birthrights
12:20 Panel discussion
Lawrence Impey, Frank Louwen, Johanna Rhys-Davies
13:00 Lunch
Session 3: Normal physiological breech birth
14:00 Clinicians’ competency and experience of vaginal breech birth in South Yorkshire
Natalie Khoaz, Midwife, Jessop Wing, Sheffield
14:30 Vaginal breech – the mechanism for normal birth
Jane Evans, Independent Midwife
15:30 Tea
16:00 Practical ‘hands on’ session – normal upright physiological vaginal breech birth
17:10 Parents’ view – having our breech baby
Rachel and Daniel
17:20 Take home messages from day one
Cathy Warwick CBE, Chief Executive of The Royal College of Midwives
17:30 Close

Day two: Supporting breech birth

Chair: Andrea Galimberti, Consultant Obstetrician, Jessop Wing, Sheffield
Venue: Heart of the Campus Lecture Theatre, Collegiate Campus, Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield S10 2BP
08:15 Registration and drinks
09:00 Welcome and housekeeping
Sally Freeman, Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University
09:05 Chair opening address
Mr Andrea Galimberti, Clinical Director, The Jessop Wing, Sheffield
Session 4: Setting up a breech service
09:10 The Oxford service
Anita Hedditch, Midwife
09:25 The Sachsenhausen Hospital service, Frankfurt
Anke Reitter, Fetal Maternal Specialist, Krankenhaus Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt
09:40 The Sheffield service
Julia Bodle, Obstetrician; Helen Dresner Barnes, Midwife
09:55 Parents’ view – having our breech babies in Sheffield
Julia and Harry
10:00 Panel discussion
Anita Hedditch, Anke Reitter, Helen Dresner Barnes
Session 5: Unexpected events
10:10 Sophie’s story part 1 – VBB video
Julie Bodle, Obstetrician; Helen Dresner Barnes, Midwife
10:15 When birth doesn’t go as planned – a manager’s perspective
Andrea Galimberti, Obstetrician and Clinical Director, Sheffield
Paula Schofield, Nurse Director and Head of Midwifery, Sheffield
10:50 Coffee
11:20 Visualising obstructed breech birth
Gail Tully, Midwife, USA
12:10 Manoeuvres for assisted vaginal breech birth in an upright position
Anke Reitter, Fetal Maternal Specialist, Krankenhaus Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt
13:00 Lunch
Session 6: Assisting vaginal breech birth
14:00 Practical ‘hands on’ session 2 – recognising and correcting the abnormal
15:00 Sophie’s story part 2 – VBB video, discussion and outcome
Helen Dresner Barnes, Midwife; Julia Bodle, Obstetrician
15:30 Tea
Session 7: Developing our breech services
16:00 Listening to the breech baby – the evidence vs the comfort zone
Andrew Bisits, Director of Obstetrics, Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, Sidney
16:45 Final panel discussion
Questions, answers and looking to the future for parents and professionals
17:10 Closing remarks
Andrea Galimberti, Consultant Obstetrician, Sheffield