By Eleonora Lawson, Birth Companion - Doula
9 STEPS TO A POSITIVE BIRTH EXPERIENCE the birth you are entitled to have
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.
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
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
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
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