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Physiological Plateaus

Physiological Plateaus

Webinar Description

This free webinar will be facilitated by ACM President Michelle Newton and presented by Marina Weckend.

Do you see a ‘physiological plateaus’ where others see ‘failure to progress’? Then you are part of a resistance movement that protects healthy birthing! Join Marina Weckend for a closer look at physiological plateaus, what they are, why the exist and how they can be used to their best advantage!

Time: 14:00 in NSW, VIC & TAS | 13:30 in SA
13:00 in QLD  | 12:30 in NT  | 11:00 in WA


Marina Weckend

Marina is a midwife researcher based at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. Building on 13 years’ experience in midwifery practice, education and research, including as an independent midwife and head of midwifery school, Marina is acutely aware of contemporary challenges faced by women and families, and by practising midwives. Having experienced her fair share of challenging working conditions and having witnessed too many instances of obstetric violence and human rights violations in childbirth, Marina is committed to improving maternity care services through advancing understandings of childbirth physiology. Marina recently completed her PhD and is currently pursing post-doctoral research focussing on natural fluctuations and pauses during labour as a counter-narrative to time-based intrapartum care approaches. For more information, please visit

Qualify for CPD Hours

1 CPD hour

Thursday, 07 March 2024
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

1.00 CPD Hours