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Managing Complications During Birth Lecture Pack

Are you prepared? Being ready for unexpected emergencies is an important part of every birth professional's skill set. This package provides practical information on managing potential complications during birth and the immediate postpartum period. Update your knowledge and skills when it comes to dealing with breech birth, complications during suturing, shoulder dystocia, preeclampsia and the compromised baby. This package is a valuable opportunity to expand your readiness for emergency situations.

$95.00 USD
Total CE Hours: 5.00   Access Time: 4 Weeks  
Lectures in this bundle (5):
Duration: 71 mins
Preeclampsia And Nutrition: Separating Fact From Fiction

Adrienne Leeds is a Certified Professional Midwife and Clinical Herbalist. After numerous women told her she had ""midwife energy"" she heeded the calling. Adrienne has studied birth and women's health with Wise Womanhood, The Matrona, The Association of Texas Midwives' Midwifery Training Program, Ysha Oakes’ Sacred Window, and Dr. Rosita Arvigo. She is a graduate of the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies' 3-year Clinical Herbalism program. Adrienne apprenticed with two homebirth midwives and completed a month-long midwifery internship at a teaching hospital in Cusco, Peru. She is a married mother of two homebirthed children.

Following this Session, participants will be able to:

Objective 1: Identify hypertensive disorders of pregnancy;

Objective 2: Explain hypotheses of preeclampsia etiology;

Objective 3: Define the Brewer Pregnancy Diet; and

Objective 4: State what nutrients are missing from most standard diets.


Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy affect up to 10% of all pregnancies and are responsible for 50-76,000 global maternal deaths annually. In this presentation we will review the definitions, etiology, clinical signs and management guidelines for Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. We’ll learn the origins of the Brewer Pregnancy Diet recommended by many midwives and childbirth educators to promote a healthy pregnancy, and discuss its strengths and needs as a modern template for prenatal nutrition. Bringing it all together, we will examine current evidence for nutritional interventions on pre-eclampsia/hypertensive disorders.

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Duration: 60 mins
Andrew Kotaska, MD FRCS(C)
Two-Step Delivery And The Prevention Of Shoulder Dystocia
Canada Andrew Kotaska, MD FRCS(C)

Dr. Kotaska is an Obstetrician & Gynecologist in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where he lives with his wife and two boys. He received his medical degree from U.B.C. in 1992 and worked as a GP-surgeon in northern British Columbia before returning to complete a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2006. He has academic appointments with the Universities of British Columbia, Manitoba, and Toronto. He is regularly active in midwifery and obstetrical education. Dr. Kotaska’s academic interests centre on preserving physiological birth while avoiding unnecessary obstetrical intervention; the overestimation of risk in obstetrics; and the ethics of informed consent and refusal. His latest research interests focus on safe vaginal breech birth, the effect of epidural analgesia on labour, spontaneous two-step delivery, and the shortcomings of guidelines. 

Objective 1: Describe the physiological mechanism of birth of the fetal trunk;

Objective 2: Explain the mechanics and hemodynamics of shoulder dystocia;

Objective 3: Explain the acid-base physiology of neonatal hypoxic encephalopathy caused by shoulder dystocia; and

Objective 4: Incorporate physiological two-step delivery into a definition of shoulder dystocia.

Canada Andrew Kotaska, MD FRCS(C)

A belief that prolonged head-to-body delivery interval endangers the newborn underpins the common obstetrical practice of delivering the baby’s trunk immediately after the head is born. Without intervention, however, birth typically occurs in two steps: once the fetal head is delivered there is usually a pause, and the rest of the infant is born with the next contraction. Dr. Kotaska will discuss evidence showing that a two-step delivery does not increase the risk of fetal harm, may lower the incidence of shoulder dystocia, and should be considered physiologically normal, with implications for the definition of shoulder dystocia.

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Duration: 60 mins
Understanding The Needs Of The Newborn Who Has Experienced A Hypoxic Insult During Labor: The Relationship Between Hypoxia, Hypoglycemia And Hypothermia.

Joanna is a CPM with a practice in East Central Appalachia. She is a preceptor for NARM, and conducts workshops quarterly for midwifery students from all around the region. She is a student with Midwives College of Utah in their CPM to Bachelors program. In her spare time when she is not learning, teaching or catching babies, she loves to listen to live music and musical theater and spend time with her family.

Following this Session, participants will be able to:

Objective 1: Define and understand the basic mechanisms regarding hypoxia, hypothermia and hypoglycemia;

Objective 2: Describe how each of the mentioned complications can lead to the other, creating a syndrome; and

Objective 3: Describe how to protect babies from developing further complications.


When a hypoxic insult occurs during labor or birth, a syndrome of consequences often presents as a sequelae. In this lecture we will define hypoxia, hypoglycemia and hypothermia and understand how one of these can create a cascade of consequences involving the other two.

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Duration: 61 mins
Suturing Skills For Midwifery Practice
United States Nell Tharpe, MS CNM, CRNFA, FACNM

Nell Tharpe, CNM, CRNFA, MS, FACNM began her journey to midwifery after the birth of her first child. She attended births as a nurse and with home birth midwives, and then obtained her Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from the State University of New York in 1986. She began active clinical practice in Maine, offering women holistic health care, attending births in small community hospitals, and working in the operating room as a surgical first assistant which is where she honed her suturing skills.

A committed life-long learner, Nell received her Master of Science degree in Midwifery from Philadelphia University in 2003. Nell’s passion is bridging the gap between clinical practice and emerging evidence. Her focus is on teaching midwifery skills to foster excellence in midwifery and women’s health care in every practice setting.

Nell is the original author of the widely used midwifery text Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery and Women’s Health, now in its 5th edition, and sold in over 24 counties. She is an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia and provides workshops as an independent Perinatal and Women’s Health Consultant.

Objective 1: Describe the importance to women of expert skills when pelvic floor repair is indicated after childbirth;

Objective 2: Identify instruments, sutures and needles, and associated handling techniques commonly used during repair of a woman’s tissues following childbirth;

Objective 3: Describe the components of a systematic pelvic floor before and after birth and following repair;

Objective 4: Identify 2 common repair techniques used to restore pelvic floor integrity after childbirth; and

Objective 5: Describe methods to develop and maintain competency and confidence in the suturing skill-set used by midwives.

United States Nell Tharpe, MS CNM, CRNFA, FACNM

Birth tears occur in up to 70% of women giving birth vaginally. Birthing women expect their care providers to be skilled and confident in their ability to assess tears and perform repair when it's needed. Suturing and perineal repair is a complex skill set that requires multiple learning opportunities to develop the skill needed to suture with confidence. This session will explore ways to enhance manual dexterity and the ability to visually identify and approximate anatomic structures. We'll talk about how to perform an effective wound closure, and actively master the skills required for systematic wound evaluation and anatomic re-approximation of tissues. This session focuses on the equipment, supplies, and technical skills used during suturing of the pelvic floor after birth, recommendations for simulation and practice, and the importance of these skills to women after birth.

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Duration: 60 mins
An Algorithm For Physiological Breech Birth

Dr Shawn Walker is a midwife who specialises in care for women with a breech presenting baby at term. She is currently an NIHR Advanced Fellow, exploring the feasibility of a randomised trial ( Academically, she is based at King's College London, and clinically, she works with Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Her publications can be found at

Following this Session, participants will be able to:

Objective 1: Identify the length of time normally expected between the birth of a baby’s pelvis and the aftercoming head;

Objective 2: Determine if an aftercoming arm has entered the pelvis and is trapped alongside the head, or is trapped at the inlet to the pelvis; and

Objective 3: Determine if an aftercoming head is trapped in the mid-pelvis or pelvic inlet.


This presentation will present an algorithm to assist with decision-making around complicated breech births where the mother is birthing in an upright position, e.g. kneeling, standing, hands/knees. The algorithm is based on video analysis research. It includes recommended timings to determine if the birth requires assistance and suggests maneuvers to help in various situations. The algorithm will be explained alongside explanations of the maneuvers.

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Midwifery CEUs - MEAC Contact Hours
This program is accredited through the Midwifery Education & Accreditation Council (MEAC) for 5 Contact Hours or 0.5 CEUs. Please note that 0.1 MEAC Midwifery CEU is equivalent to 1.0 NARM CEUs.

This program is approved for 5 hours of education by the American College of Nurse Midwives. This credit is applicable to Nurse-Midwives, Certified Midwives, Registered Nurses. May be accepted by other certifying bodies.

Tags / Categories

Breech Birth, Dystocia, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Suturing Skills

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