Home » News » The Cape Town Midwifery and Birth Conference

The Cape Town Midwifery and Birth Conference

Have you ever been to the Cape Town Midwifery and Birth Conference?

Well, if you haven’t and you are passionate about all things pregnancy and birth related, and live in, or near Cape Town (although people do travel from further afield to attend), you really really should come.

What is the CT Midwifery and Birth Conference and what makes it particularly special?

The conference began in 2013 when a bunch of women, got together and decided that they had had enough of the situation around birth in South Africa (the ridiculously high caesarean rates in the private sector and the abuse of labouring women in the public sector to name but a few). The CT Midwifery and Birth Conference was born and we were pleasantly surprised to find that many other people felt the same way and crowded little Erin Hall so that it was full to bursting!

1901516_592152427539192_1583101971_n 1920456_592152260872542_1353135451_n

1960127_592152147539220_1576723383_n 1966772_592152170872551_1139400311_n 1970411_592152544205847_306266828_n 1970588_592151967539238_766369851_n 1796695_592151944205907_710259529_n 1965044_592152017539233_592404789_n

One midwife who attended said that the conference felt like a home birth.

It is all about sharing and collaboration. It is about hearing the stories of all of those invested and affected in the services provided.

Mothers. Fathers. Families. Midwives. Doctors. Doulas. Birth Activists. Lactation Consultants. All those affected and invested – especially those on the receiving end.

The next conference (our third) will take place on the 30 – 31st of October 2015 at the Observatory Community Centre.

For more info and for the full programme and list of speakers, have a look here:

Cape Town Midwifery and Birth Conference official website

And here is the direct link if you want to book your ticket:

Get your tickets here

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *