The OptiBreech Team enjoyed meeting each other in person for the first time at last week’s British Intrapartum Care Society Conference. And we won a prize! We are so grateful to the women who have participated in our research, the Principal Investigators who have made it all happen locally, and our Steering Committee. Here’s what we shared at the conference:
Is it feasible to test OptiBreech Care in a clinical trial?: results of the OptiBreech 1 study – Dr Shawn Walker, Tisha Dasgupta, Siân Davies, Sarah Hunter, Phoebe Roberts, Prof Jane Sandall, Prof Andrew Shennan. We shared the results from our first-stage study, OptiBreech 1. We are currently writing these up in publication format and will share as soon as that is ready. This presentation won the top oral abstract prize at the conference.
The roles and responsibilities of breech specialist midwives in the OptiBreech Care Trial feasibility study: a qualitative inventory – Davies, Dasgupta, Natasha Bale, Alexandra Birch, Walker. Siân Davies shared a poster about the role of Breech Specialist Midwives, as described by midwives and obstetricians participating in OptiBreech 1.
Toolkit for implementing breech clinics and specialist midwives to support planned vaginal breech births – OptiBreech PPI Lead and Service User Representative Phoebe Roberts presented this poster. Read more about it here.
Women seek ‘connected autonomy’ when they wish to plan a vaginal breech birth at term: a systematic review and meta-synthesis – Ritika Roy, Cecelia Gray, Charlene Prempeh, Walker. Medical students Roy and Gray presented the results of their 2021 King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowships. The results are ready for publication and will be shared in that format soon!
Not too fast not too slow: the legacy of time management in vaginal breech births – Jacana Bresson, Walker. Midwifery student Bresson presented the results of her review of obstetric texts in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Wellcome Trust Libraries, funded by a 2022 King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Assessing feasibility of economic evaluation alongside a full trial for ‘OptiBreech Care’ with development and testing of a decision model to assess its long-term cost-effectiveness – Dr Siddesh Shetty, Dr Shawn Walker, Prof Julia Fox-Rushby. The Health Economics team used this as an opportunity to gain feedback and peer review on the economic model developed.
Thanks also to the BICS Committee, who organise a wonderful, supportive, multi-disciplinary conference every time!
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Shanwn,I am one of the few providers in India who are still so committed to appropriate care which generally translates to vaginal birth.Can u let me know when u have next have a similar conference,so much for me to learn.
I now do vbacs underwater ,and planned vba2c.
Used to do vaginal breech in the UK as a young resident but I was s o nervous and scared, left on our own to deal with it,no structured training.
I am watching the videos of breech vaginal deliveries ,before I register for a workshop.
Thanks Shawn for all that u do for women, and providers for making this world.a better place.
Thank you for your kind and generous words, Fatima. And for all that you do! I’m glad you shared your work here so that we know you are part of our community 🙂
Also, thank you for sharing your experience as a resident. Sadly, I think this is the experience of many obstetric trainees. So many tell me they would like to learn but are not supported. We hope our work on OptiBreech will change that, as the care model includes experienced support for the woman and the team caring for her.