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Birthing Biomechanics

Birthing Biomechanics for Birth Workers:

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***NEXT COURSE DAY***   In person Tuesday 6th December, Bradden, Towcester NN12 8ED - Just 2 spaces remaining Click to book

 

***At your own pace, in your own time course recording*** To access a recent recording of an online session you can pay £75 for 6 months access to the course that you can watch as many times as you like. To purchase, click here

For upcoming course dates see here. For booking click here

This is a course for Birthworkers such as doulas, midwives, antenatal teachers, pregnancy yoga teachers, etc, to understand how the baby and birthing person interact during pregnancy and labour, how the muscles, ligaments and bony pelvis interact and can influence the course of birth and what we can do as doulas to help if a labour is stalling, slowing down or very uncomfortable. There is plenty of chance to practice techniques, understand when to use them and why.

If you have ever felt you wish you could have done more for a someone leading up to or during a challenging birth, this course will give you lots of ideas as to how you can help.

What will be covered on this course:

  • The Bony Anatomy of the Pelvis

  • The Ligamentous Anatomy of the Pelvis and Uterus

  • The Muscular Anatomy of the Pelvis

  • Understanding Station, Rotation and Orientation

  • Terminology of Birth - What is Used and What it Means

  • Useful Advice For Pregnancy & Optimal Positioning

  • Techniques to help When Labour is Not Progressing

  • Tips to Recognise where the Baby is and How to Help

  • Positions, Techniques, Massage, Harmonics

  • How to Use Techniques Safely and at The Right Time

  • Why Biomechanics is Important and Helpful

  • Empowering Choice and Freedom of Movement in the Birth Space

  • Positions that Help at Different Labour Stages and Why

  • Positions that Hinder at Different Labour Stages and Why

  • Avoiding Cultural Misappropriation and Ethical Sourcing

  • Adaptations of Techniques e.g With Epidural

  • Current Evidence and Research and Helpful Resources

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