9 STEPS TO A POSITIVE BIRTH EXPERIENCE the birth you are entitled to have

By Eleonora Lawson, Birth Companion - Doula

2.5
Language: English

This course is for you

With the current pandemic, today more than ever, an online course will serve you!

'9 steps to a positive birth experience' is designed to help you grow comfortable with the idea of giving (or supporting!) birth and build confidence with the tools you can use to make the experience easier for yourself. It is also designed to help you understand the system and create a strong relationship with your health care provider. Today more than ever this is key to a positive birth experience.

With the purchase of the online course, you have access to a private Facebook group where I will personally - though virtually - be present to cover the COVID-19 pregnancy and birth topic through FB lives and time for live Q&A. But please note the course itself doesn't have a module on COVID-19. Things are changing so quickly with this that I believe the best way in which I can serve you is via FB lives.

'9 Steps To A Positive Birth Experience -The Birth You Are Entitled To Have' is an evidence-based step-by-step guide for parents-to-be.

THE POWER OF A BIRTH PLAN IS NOT THE ACTUAL PLAN! ITS POWER RELIES ON BECOMING EDUCATED ABOUT CHILDBIRTH DISPELLING THE MYTHS, THE FEARS BECOMING CONFIDENT KNOWING ALL YOUR OPTION AND FEELING EMPOWERED IN MAKING DECISIONS

This course is for you if you want to know;

  • ALL YOUR OPTIONS despite hospital protocols and/or whether you are considered ‘high risk’
  • MAKE INFORMED CHOICES
  • THE ELEMENTS THAT CONTRIBUTES TO A POSITIVE BIRTH EXPERIENCE and how to stay in control of them
  • HOW YOU CAN HAVE A POSITIVE BIRTH EXPERIENCE in any birth scenario.
  • HOW TO EFFECTIVELY LIAISE WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
  • All the basics of a birth preparation such as THE STAGES OF LABOUR, HOW MIND AND MODY (brain and hormones) WORK DURING LABOUR, THE GATE CONTROL THEORY OF PAIN AND HOW TO STOP PAIN PERCEPTION IN LABOUR, NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC PAIN RELIEF…. and much more

Enroll today to feel empowered and learn exactly how to have a positive birth experience in any scenario.

CURRICULUM

INTRO

The course in a snapshot The elements that contribute to a positive birth experience with research evidence papers

MODULE 1 – PHYSIOLOGY OF LABOUR

The stages of labour The role of hormones in labor – how to get the most from natural hormones The human brain in labour – how to make it work for you

SUPPORTIVE MATERIAL

The microbiome

Delayed cord clamping

MODULE 2 – HOW TO DEAL WITH THE INTENSITY OF LABOR – THE BODY

What is pain and how it works Natural pain reliefs – pros and cons Synthetic pain reliefs – pros and cons

SUPPORTIVE MATERIALS Pelvic floor health

The 3 R's of coping with labour, relaxation, rhythm, ritual

MODULE 3 – HOW TO DEAL WITH THE INTENSITY OF LABOR – THE MIND

Expectations Why a birth mindset matter

You will learn how using the power of the mind (intent, beliefs and thoughts) can help you prepare for the birth you want

SUPPORTIVE MATERIAL

Clarity on 'your why' you think you want the birth you want.

The power of vulnerability as the birthplace for creation

MODULE 4 – THE BIRTH PARTNER

What to do if I am the birth partner – practical and emotional support – Learn how to liaise with the health care provider and advocate for the laboring woman Why a dynamic of three is important in labor

MODULE 5 – CHOOSING WHERE TO GIVE BIRTH

Comparing birthplace choices and options – pros and cons

MODULE 6 – HOW TO MAKE DECISIONS

Assessing and managing risks Consent and coercion

You will learn how to deal with the unexpected and how to liaise with your health care provider in these circumstances

SUPPORTIVE MATERIAL

Research evidence

MODULE 7 – BIRTH PREFERENCES

Writing your birth preferences Vitamin K pros and cons

MODULE 8 – AFTER THE BIRTH

The ‘golden hour’ and the birth crawl Skin to skin – why and how

MODULE 9 – FEEDING

How breastfeeding works – What to expect Antenatal expression of colostrum – why, when, how Benefits of breastmilk Tongue ties – what to expect what to do

Course overview - 15

  • OVERVIEW- what to expect from the course

  • INTRO - The Elements that contribute to a positive birth experience

  • MODULE 1- The Physiology Of Labour

  • MODULE 1 - supportive material

  • MODULE 2 - Contraction time! SURGES, Working with THE BODY

  • MODULE 2 - supportive material

  • MODULE 3 - Contraction time! SURGES, Working with THE MIND

  • MODULE 3 - supportive material

  • MODULE 4 - The birth partner

  • MODULE 4 - supportive material

  • MODULE 5 - Birthplace, comparing options

  • MODULE 6 - Decision Making

  • MODULE 7 - Birth Preferences

  • MODULE 8 - After birth, and now what?

  • MODULE 9 - Feeding your baby

Meet your instructor

Eleonora Eleonora
Eleonora LawsonBirth Companion - Doula
Hi, Eleonora here. I am a massage therapist, doula, baby massage instructor, and sling consultant. I have been emotionllay and practically supporting women and their partners and family from pregnancy to six months of family life for almost 10 years.   I have now created an onlie course on birth preparation.  From what I can observe in my work, there is a gap between the expectation standards birth preparation sets and the reality women and their parnters meet once in labour. And often even in the last few weeks/ days of pregnancy.  I have created the '9 Steps to a positive birth experience - The birth you are entitled to have' online course to educate not only on the basic knowledge of what is labour, how to recognise it, how to cope with intensity, natural and synthetic pain relief etc...But also and particularly how to establish a good relationship with your health care provider and how to deal with the unexpected so you always stay in control of your choices.  You will learn the very elements that contribute to a positive birth experience and will know how this is possible in any birth scenario.