Waterbirth Education Program

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Waterbirth Education Program

A simulation-based education program, provided by the Women's Maternity Services Education Program (MSEP).

The program provides maternity clinicians with the knowledge and tools to safely facilitate water immersion for labour/birth in their community.

It empowers midwives with the foundational knowledge to support practice to their full scope and advocate for birthing options.

Simulation options include: 

  • normal vaginal birth in the water
  • emergency management (shoulder dystocia management in the water, management of the unconscious woman in the water etc).


Format: 3-hour in-person workshop (including in situ birth suite simulations).

Bookings or more information: liaise with our experienced Clinical Midwifery Educators to organise a program at your service.

Phone: (03) 8345 3920
Email: msep@thewomens.org.au


Example of topics include (but are not limited to):

  • roles and responsibilities of the primary midwife
  • water immersion for labour and birth
  • risks and benefits
  • third stage management
  • emergency management.