Instructors

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David Hayes, MD

David Hayes is an Ob/Gyn with an academic background and a passion for science and its proper application to clinical medicine. He has worked for Médecins Sans Frontières and trained in critical care obstetrics. Physiologic breech birth and supporting the training of breech birth attendants are particular interests of his.


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Rixa Freeze, PhD virtual instructor

Rixa Freeze has a PhD from the University of Iowa and is a researcher, professor, and mother of 4 children. Her current research specialization is vaginal breech birth. She is the founder of Breech Without Borders, a nonprofit dedicated to breech training, education, and advocacy. She blogs at Stand and Deliver.


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Kristine Lauria, CPM virtual instructor

Kristine Lauria, midwife, works for Médecins Sans Frontières and became BWB’s Global Midwifery Director in 2022. She has attended over 5000 births in more than 25 countries around the world, including 520 vaginal breech births, 419 sets of vaginal twins, and 8 sets of vaginal triplets. She is the creator and instructor of BWB’s Master Class on breech & twins.


January 6 schedule: Breech Workshop


8-8:30 amIntroduction and Q&A


8:30am-12:30pmGroup 1: Simulations

Hands-on practice using Sophie and Her Mum simulators


8:30am-12:30pmGroup 2: Activity stations

Breech birth video analysis
Clinical scenarios (with hands-on practice)


12:30-1:30pmLunch

You may want to bring a packed lunch


1:30-5:30pmGroup 1: Activity stations

Breech birth video analysis
Clinical scenarios (with hands-on practice)


1:30-5:30pmGroup 2: Simulations

Hands-on practice using Sophie and Her Mum simulators


5:30-6pmFinal Gathering

Q&A and wrap-up


Location Information

  • Private residence-Address provided upon registration
  • , Fallbrook, CA, 98028 US

FAQs

What is your cancellation policy?
If you are called away to a birth or family emergency on the day of the workshop and cannot reschedule your workshop day, you will receive 2 month's virtual access to the activity station materials (preferred) or $100 refund. If you miss the advanced simulations due to a birth or family emergency, your registration fee will be refunded.
Otherwise workshop tickets are nonrefundable.

Do I need to be enrolled in Breech Pro to attend the workshop?
Yes. All registrants to our in-person workshops are required to have a current Breech Pro enrollment. Your workshop registration includes enrollment in or renewal of Breech Pro.

Do I have to complete Breech Pro prior to the workshop?
Yes, you must have completed 100% of Breech Pro to be admitted on your hands-on training day. You will be asked to show your certificate of completion (downloadable upon finishing the course). If you have not completed the course, you will not be allowed to attend the hands-on training and you will not receive a refund on any portion of the training. 

How long will I have access to Breech Pro?
You will have 1 year's access from the date of registering, if you are enrolling for the first time. If you are renewing Breech Pro, you will have your access extended for 1 additional year.

Is there a deadline to register? 
We accept late registrations. However, there will be an additional charge if registering after the cut-off date 2 weeks prior to the event. 

What are your COVID-19 guidelines?
Our Covid-19 mitigation plan is available here: breechwithoutborders.org/covid-19/ 

Do you offer CEUs?
The workshop is currently approved for 23.5 contact hours with ACNM, with reciprocity with MEAC, DONA, & ICEA (14.5 CE for Breech Pro 9 CEs for hands-on). 

How do I track my book or merchandise order?
Please email [email protected]

Questions?
Please contact us at [email protected] or visit breechwithoutborders.org.

Breech Pro Completion Information:

All attendees will be required to present their certificate of completion of the online course, Breech Pro, in order to attend the hand-on training. Those who cannot provide either a printed or digital copy of their certificate will not be able to enter the training. No refunds will be provided if unable to attend unless previous communication and approval has occurred.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

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  • $25 off the normal price of $125. Books will be shipping starting approximately June 2024. All proceeds support our scholarship fund.

Suggested Amounts

BWB merchandise (all proceeds support our scholarship fund)

  • Screenprinted t-shirt

    Screenprinted t-shirt

    Wear your support for Breech Without Borders with this 100% cotton women's t-shirt! White printing on charcoal. Sizes fit snug. Tax-deductible in the US. Free US shipping.
    Sizing: These shirts fit very snug. We suggest measuring the chest width of your favorite t-shirt. Lay the shirt flat and measure across, right below the armpits of the shirt.

    Chest width:

    XS: 15 1/2"
    S: 16 1/2"
    M: 17 1/2"
    L: 18 1/2"
    XL: 19 1/2"
    2XL: 20 1/2"

    (If you need larger than a 2XL, please order a men's size)


  • Embroidered t-shirt

    Embroidered t-shirt

    Wear your support for Breech Without Borders with this 100% cotton women's t-shirt! White embroidery on charcoal. Sizes fit snug. Tax-deductible in the US. Free US shipping.
    Sizing: These shirts fit very snug. We suggest measuring the chest width of your favorite t-shirt. Lay the shirt flat and measure across, right below the armpits of the shirt.

    Chest width:

    XS: 15 1/2"
    S: 16 1/2"
    M: 17 1/2"
    L: 18 1/2"
    XL: 19 1/2"
    2XL: 20 1/2"

    (If you need larger than a 2XL, please order a men's size)


  • Magnetic Bumpersticker

    Magnetic Bumpersticker

    Display your support for Breech Without Borders as you drive around town!

    Dimensions: 3x9"

    $10.00 ea.

  • Breech Bundle

    Breech Bundle

    All the fun bundled together: magnetic bumper sticker, vinyl decal, laser engraved bamboo pen, & quick-release tape measure. Choice of white or silver tape measure.



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