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Protecting Normal Birth Physiology

Protecting Normal Birth Physiology

Event Description

First of all – you are warmly welcome to attend our first in-person branch event since early 2020!

The promotion of normal birth has been in discussion for many years and is still controversial and largely unresolved: 
Does “normal birth matter?” 
Does referring to “normal” birth exclude others?
Is a focus on “normal birth” dangerous??!

We are committed to continuing the discussion with a range of presenters who will offer their perspectives on the issue.
Please join us in Geelong for a day of discussion, new research and unique perspectives. 

Keynote Speaker

Dr Deborah Fox

Dr Deborah Fox is Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Midwifery degree and a core member of the Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health at University of Technology Sydney. She is an Associate Editor of the Elsevier journal 'Midwifery' and supervises Masters and PhD research students in midwifery and public health. The focus of her research is upon how new and emerging technologies may influence midwifery practice and enable women with complex pregnancies greater choice and control in pregnancy and birth. An innovative clinician, she collaborated with obstetric colleagues in 2011 to establish Singapore’s first caseload midwifery model, 'EMMa Care'. Dr Fox has published widely in peer reviewed journals and has presented her research in the UK, Europe, Canada, and throughout South East Asia and Australia.

Sharon Stoliar

Sharon received her Bachelor of Nursing (2006) and Graduate Diploma in Midwifery (2008) from UTS. She later obtained a Master of Public Health (2013) and Master of International Public Health (2013) from UNSW and has worked in several maternity units and Public Health Units across Sydney. During her training in Public Health, Sharon completed an internship at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, UTS, and worked as a research assistant for UNSW. Until recently, she worked as a Sessional Academic at WSU and UTS, and is currently enrolled in a PhD at Western Sydney University researching the personal pregnancy and birthing experiences of women who are midwives.

Scars of Gold is her first book which details her traumatic birth experience and was the catalyst for undertaking a PhD.


Program coming soon!

Qualify for CPD Hours

7 hours of CPD

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be given up to 14 days prior to the event. An organisation may send an alternative delegate if registration has been paid in full and the registered person is unable to attend. Please click here to read our full list of terms and conditions

Saturday, 05 November 2022
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Member Price: $150 (Earlybird)
Novotel Geelong
10/14 Eastern Beach Road
Geelong VIC 3220
7.00 CPD Hours