The art of instrumental birth (ventouse and forceps) – how to ensure a safe outcome for baby, mother and her pelvic tissues
Date: October 14th, 2018
Time: 09:00 – 15:00 including a lunch break
Location: to be confirmed
Faculty/Demonstrators: Organisers + Dr Elias Melos, Dr Tunde Shokoya etc
Instrumental birth is a dying but much needed art. It is known that the benefits of a vaginal birth are the release of hormones, which help the physical and psychological health of mother and baby long term.
Yet attempts at a safe instrumental are not made because of lack of experience.
What all of the above have in common is lack of the underlying anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the instruments and tissues involved.
This unique practical interactive course delivered by experts with years of experience will show you not just how to use forceps and ventouse but also teach you little appreciated knowledge of the physiology and anatomy involved.
After rotating through several hands-on stations where you will get ample hands on experience you will be able to:
This workshop is accompanied by short lectures, and rare video demonstrations and animations developed by the organisers, will provide a comprehensive refresher for obstetricians and gynaecologists of all grades who are looking to add the invaluable art of instrumental birth to their practice, and reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality to mothers and babies.
You will receive a handbook/toolkit and a certificate of attendance. You will also be given access to an in-depth online training platform and a Facebook/WhatsApp group.