Treating the Obstetrical Patient Throughout all the Stages of Pregnancy: An Osteopathic Approach

Women's Health Series: Pregnancy & Osteopathy

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This course is for Practitioners who already have a solid foundation in Cranial Osteopathy.  Please scroll to the bottom of this page for information about options for training in Cranial Osteopathy if you are not already experienced in this field.

If you are interested in expanding your practice to focus on Women's health and Obstetrics, this online course is for you!

This is an eight week course with a full twelve months access.  Desktop (read-only) version of Workbook included.  25 PCDs/ CEUs.  You will have immediate access to the Course Introduction and Workbook when you enroll.  Course begins Monday September 21st,, 2020 with one chapter being release each subsequent week for eight weeks.  Five full training videos for each trimester of pregnancy as well as individual videos of each technique that you can watch as many times as you need!  Complete access to the course and videos for a full year  from course start to review the training videos.  25 CDPs/CEUs and Certificate of Completion upon successful submission of all homework assignments. Access to our Facebook Question & Answer Forum. 

 Each stage of Pregnancy creates its own challenges within the body of the future Birthmother.  Learning what these adaptive changes are from a Biomechanical as well as Physiological perspective, knowing what to expect, and how to treat them successfully is the key.  You can learn to accompany your patient throughout each trimester of her pregnancy to help minimize uncomfortable symptoms and help her progress into an easier, safer delivery.  By learning to work with your future Birthmother throughout her pregnancy, instead of waiting until after the Delivery to "fix" her is what Osteopathic Philosophy is all about.  

This course contains five full length videos demonstrating complete treatment protocols for your pregnant patients from conception to post partum!  It includes over thirty videos of individual techniques that you can watch as many times as you like during your six month access to the course. Interviews with pregnant and post partum patients, explanation of the various unique changes that take place within the body of a woman as she advances throughout her pregnant and what your treatment approaches should be ... all this is explained and demonstrated in our updated online course! You can download copies of the treatment protocols for your homework and to use in your clinic too.

The Workbook:

The read only (desktop) version of the Workbook that accompanies the live courses is included in the price of the course and offered to online students as a useful take-away after their six month access to the course is over.  Virtually all of the material that is  in the online course is found within the Workbook that accompanies the live course.  You will find information on how to request access the Workbook in the Introductory chapter.

How the course works:

This online course has been designed to simulate, as best possible, the live classroom experience.  As a result, this course includes not only approx 15 hours on-line learning with teaching in audio  format, and an additional 10 hours of homework assignments in the form of clinical practice related to each chapter, making this course a total of CPD 25 hours.

Course Duration:

Although the course runs for eight weeks, you have full access to the online course for a full six months.  Your homework assignments should be submitted within a month following the release of the last chapter.   

Submit a Question:

Students at times submit questions about their own cases or about theory taught throughout the course.  All question sshould be submitted through your student dashboard.  Answers from our Instructor, Maureen Maher, that are of interest to all students are posted on our Facebook page ICEO Online Courses.   We recommend you visit and follow this Facebook page to be kept up to date on any interesting questions other students are posting.  You can also go back and read past questions and discussions from previous students.

Homework Assignments:

 Homework Practice Sheets, Assessment Forms, and Step-by-Step Treatment Protocols for you to practice at your clinic or home are provided to you to download at the end of each chapter.  All homework assignments are required to be submitted in order to receive your Certificate of Completion.  Ideally you should practice your homework assignments for each chapter before moving onto the next chapter.  At the end of the eight weeks, we allow for an additional four weeks to submit all of your homework assignments.   Students who are unable to find or practice on appropriate models and need additional time to submit their assignments can apply for extensions.

Practicing your Homework:

Or course we understand that not everyone will have access to Pregnant Patients within a specific Trimester to practice on.  Just as in a classroom setting, when the ideal model is not available, we practice on whoever is willing to volunteer.  This stepping stone is actually more comfortable for some Practitioners.

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from Australia:

"I have thoroughly enjoyed your course, and found lots of different tips, techniques useful in my everyday practice."

From Ontario Canada:

"As for the course material, you really are amazing at what you do and making the complicated material, not so complicated and really understandable.  I thoroughly enjoyed this course!"

From Mauritius:

"Hello Maureen,

It’s going great, and more and more women have heard that I work with women’s health issues providing amazing results. It has become a passion of mine, as it has a huge effect on women’s lives and also their relationship with their partners.  

I absolutely love your courses and I’m looking forward to doing more!"

Hi Maureen,
I am thoroughly enjoying the obstetrics course (started April 15th) and can not thank you enough for the time you've put into the content!"


Cranial Osteopathy Options

Some of the protocols in this course naturally include some Cranial Osteopathy.  We understand that training in Cranial Osteopathy as part of a Practitioner's basic DO or DOMP diploma might or might not include this important aspect of osteopathic practice depending on the school you studied with or the country that you reside in.  

For this reason, we have two options for you:

1) We have created a course bundle that includes both this course in Treating the Obstetrical Patient AND the course in the Fundamentals of Cranial Osteopathy.  You can progress through both courses concurrently, or in series. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to view this bundle and to read about it.

2) You can request to enroll in the Fundamentals of Cranial Osteopathy course which has been set for you to work at your own accelerated rate, or at our own self-paced rate.  Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to view this bundle and to read about it.

If you are undecided what option is best for you, please email our Educational Director at ceosteopathy@! to discuss.

Please note:

Although we have not made our course in Cranial Osteopathy a firm pre-requisite to enrolling in this course in Treating the Obstetetrical Patient, we do recommend that you consider taking this course if your knowledge is limited and you find yourself intimidated by the cranial aspect of some of this course's treatment protocols.

Course Curriculum

Concluding Remarks from your Instructor and Farewell!

Enrollment, Awarding of Certificates, and Non-Refund Policy:

Enrollment in all ICEO courses are non- refundable. If unforseeable valid personal or medical reasons are provided (with written proof), a student may apply to enroll in the same course the next time it is offered.  An administration fee of $100 CDN applies to all re-enrollments in addition to any outstanding applicable enrollment fees.  Any student who falls behind in the online course without submitting any or an adequate number of  homework submissions must apply to be enrolled in a future dated course, according to the discretion of our Educational Director and the Instructor for this course, Maureen N. Maher.  Extensions are not granted to students who have forfeited a majority of the course or have not submitted homework assignments.  Extensions to submit homework assignments are granted only for brief delays and will exceed no more than one month past the final due date for all homework assignments.  The awarding of Certificates of Completion depends upon the successful submission of homework assignments according to due dates, and must clearly demonstrate the understanding and ability to apply knowledge gained in this course and is according to the discretion of the Instructor.  Professional ethical conduct is expected of all students who enroll in ICEO courses.  ICEO reserves the right to refuse to enroll a Practitioner who is not sufficiently qualified to complete this graduate level Osteopathy course or is not a fully trained Osteopath or Manual Osteopathic Practitioner.  If you are a Therapist who is not trained in Osteopathy, please contact the Educational Director at with copies of your credentials explaining why you wish to enroll in this course.  Conditional exceptions are sometimes granted.

Maureen Hannah Maher
Maureen Hannah Maher
Educational Director & Instructor

The Centre for Continuing Education of Osteopathy was founded by Maureen Hannah Maher, Internationally Accredited Osteopath, in order to address the shortage of Osteopathy Continuing Education courses. Maureen Hannah Maher has over fifteen years of clinical experience in the fields of Women's Health, Obstetrics, and Pediatrics.

Since Maureen began teaching, she found that not only does she have a natural gift for it (her parents were both teachers, so let hear it for genetics!), she found that she also holds a great desire to give back to the community and a profession that has been so fulfilling to her, and share over fifteen years of acquired experience and knowledge.   

Maureen brings extensive knowledge in Osteopathy  to her educational seminars.  

Throughout her career, Maureen has been an accredited member in good standing in several provinces across Canada, as well as overseas, including being an Associate Overseas member of the Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA) since 2008.  After undergoing accreditation evaluation for foreign trained Osteopaths in Perth, WA, Maureen was offered a practice in one of Singapore's leading Osteopathic Clinics, giving her the distinction of having been the first Canadian trained Osteopath to be approved to practice  in South East Asia.   Right before the worldwide economic collapse, Maureen was offered a position in Shanghai China, which required accreditation with the GOSC, UK, which she underwent, but as prevailing economic conditions worsened, the position was put on hold, and Maureen then settled in Toronto, Canada, where after reluctantly accepting a poorly paid teaching contract, her students began asking her to design courses in more specialized subjects within Osteopathy.  It was not long after that Maureen founded the Center for Continuing Education where she continued to innovate every day!

Maureen has collaborated in the curriculum design with various new Osteopathic schools, and teaches continuing education seminars across Canada and Europe.  Her students say that Maureen's teaching style is animated, engaging, but most importantly, informative.  Her gift lies in communicating complex theories in simple terms and analogies.  Her students come away with a clear grasp of Osteopathic concepts for treatment, and practical knowledge of how to apply them.  Students who enroll in any of our continuing education seminars can contact Maureen at any future date with clinical questions.  As a result, many Osteopaths worldwide still consult with her today regarding challenging Osteopathy cases.