Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

  • 2

    Know Your Body

    • Class 1 Topics

    • What is labour

    • Anatomy : Pelvis

    • Uterus

    • Hormonal Play

    • Command Center - Autonomic Nervous System

    • Start of labour

    • Estimated Due Date ... and Late

  • 3

    Pre labour Signs and How labour Begins

    • Class Presentation

    • Introduction to Class 2

    • Reviewing Due Dates

    • Preparing for Birth - Pre labour Signs

    • How Labour Begins - Contractions

    • Effacement & Dilation Chart

    • Hallmarks of Progress; Effacement and Dilation - Animation

    • Hallmarks of Progress; Stations - Animation

    • Hallmarks of Progress; Rotation - Animation

    • How labour begins - Membrane Release

  • 4

    Exploring Labourland

    • Topics for Class 3

    • Recap of Class 2

    • Stages of labour

    • Early Labour

    • Active labour

    • Transition

    • More about labour

  • 5

    Comfort Measures

    • Intro to Class 4

    • Film - Everyday Miracles

    • Reflecting on Everyday Miracles and Creating the Tool Box

    • Breath as a Resource

    • Positions

    • Positions Explored

    • Massage

    • Acupressure

    • Evaluating - Process Oriented

    • Roap map

    • Road map activity

  • 6

    Welcoming the Baby

    • Welcome to the World

    • Transitions

    • On Arrival

    • Benefits of Skin to Skin

    • Mom is coded for Bonding

    • Maternal Behaviour

    • Sequence after Birth

    • Programmed sequence - 9 Stages after Birth

    • Bonding

    • Preferences for the baby

  • 7

    Orienting to Breastfeeding

    • Delivery Self Attachment

    • Babies need Breastfeeding

    • Lactation VS. Breastfeeding

    • Nature is designed for abundance

    • Anatomy and Function

    • Recipe for Success

    • Breastfeeding is Biodynamic

    • Practical Tips

    • Breastfeeding Positions

    • Latching On

    • Hunger and Full Cues

  • 8

    Hospitals Routines and Interventions

    • Introduction

    • Decision Making Process

    • In the Hospital

    • Note on Routine Intervention

    • Evidence on Eating and Drinking in Labour; Evidence Based Birth

    • Note on Research and Evidence

    • Induction

    • Augmentation

    • Epidural

    • Birth and Baby

    • C Sections

    • Resource List

  • 9

    Birth Plan

    • Birth Plans

    • Ground work for Birth Preference

    • Birth Preference Sample

  • 10

    Pain in labour

    • Sequence after Birth