This first weekend looks at how the field of obstetrics relates to osteopathy.Conception and pregnancy commences an intimate relationship between the mother and child. Any influences upon these processes, may directly, or via the mother alter the child’s capacities and destiny. Osteopaths need to understand these influences and relationships. Safe guarding and consent needs to be understood and carried out so all children in our care are protected. A current DBS certificate and Safeguarding of Children level 2 or above (or equivalent from the country in which you reside and practice) is required; a copy of which should be supplied to our office.