We are very pleased to announce we will be hosting a workshop for midwives, obstetricians, health care providers, childbirth educators, birth workers, doulas, pregnant women and anyone interested in labour and birth with Dr. Rachel Reed.

Dr Rachel Reed is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Leader in Midwifery at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. She has practised midwifery in a range of models and settings in the United Kingdom and Australia. Rachel is committed to the promotion of physiological birth, and of women’s innate ability to birth and mother. She is a writer, researcher and presenter, and is the author of the MidwifeThinking website that many birth workers are very familiar with.

With the maternity care system in a critical state and home birth in jeopardy, we all need to feel confident in speaking out to ensure that women have choices.

Rachel Reed has been a huge influencer in the rights of women and their choices in childbirth and is a wonderful public speaker for this.

Not only will she be sharing an interactive session on the rites of passage, case studies, latest research and the content of her book “Why Induction Matters” but also the fear birth workers experience in ‘going against policy’ – it is time to feel confident in helping women to make decisions, supporting their decisions and advocating for them.

Now more than ever we owe it to all women to help protect their right to choose on all levels.

For those who attended last year there will be some similarities, but definitely more content on advocacy and protecting women in labour and birth along with the latest research as well as open floor to ask questions.

Rachel will also be talking about:


This session will explore physiological labour from early labour through to birthing the placenta. We will examine physiology and the importance of women’s instincts for safe birthing. Current research will be discussed in relation to how best to support women during a physiological labour including VBAC. 


This session will explore induction of labour. We will look at the variations and complications of pregnancy that result in recommendations for induction. Common practice will be compared to current research and clinical guidelines. We will learn about the induction process, and the complications associated with the interventions involved. The effectiveness of alternative methods of induction will be evaluated. We will also look at how best to support women having an induction and the options available within the process. Rachel is also the author of “Why Induction Matters” and this is a fabulous book that will help your clients / patients understand the risks and benefits of inductions and why this matters.

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To find out more about Rachel Reed here is a link to her website:


Workshop details are as follows:

Saturday 16th March 2019

Registration is from 8:30am and the workshop will start at 9am SHARP and conclude at 5pm.

Bendat Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley.

There is plenty of free parking at this venue.

The price includes tea / coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and continuous tea / coffee throughout the day.

Your investment in this seminar is $295

Student Midwives Special – purchase one ticket at $250 and get a second ticket at half price. Both tickets much be purchased at the same time with two separate registration forms.

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/375716676532186/

Rachel will also be offering a private workshop for birth workers on Sunday, 17th March and this is open to the first 10 people who book. The price for this is also $295 – or you can book both days for $500. This private session will be held at Wellness on Whatley in Maylands and will include morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and all day refreshments.

Please get your registration in as soon as you can for catering purposes and full payment is required to confirm your attendance.

To purchase your tickets please fill out the registration form below or download the registration form and email it to the Workshop Coordinator Vicki Hobbs by email [email protected]

Registration – Rachel Reed Workshop Perth – 16th March 2019

Birth Worker Registration – Rachel Reed Private Group – Sunday 17th March 2019

Workshop Registration

** PLEASE NOTE: This is a non-refundable event. Once you have registered if you cannot make it on the day, you are welcome to find someone to take your place. Your ticket cannot be transferred to future events. We will do our best to try and assist you, however there are no guarantees. **

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