While every series will differ slightly to engage the interest of workshop participants, we
will largely be following the syllabus below.
Workshops are DVD enriched and interactive.
Participants will receive a workbook and handouts to
support information shared.
Anatomy and Physiology of Birth
Lamaze Six Care Practices
Imagining your birth
Preparing for the journey ahead
Stages of Labour
Understanding the "timeline" of Labor
Signs of labour
What is a "normal" labour
Physical and emotional changes in labour
What happens if things don't go as planned
Preparing the birth environment (Room)
Warning signs – when you should call your midwife/caregiver
Hands on Comfort Measures
What causes discomfort?
What brings you comfort?
Tools for labour - Touch - Breathing - Vocalizing - Music - Lighting - Heat Packs - TENS - Rebozo - Birth Ball
Early Labour - comfort
Active Labour - comfort
Variations of labour - back labour - slow or stalled labour
Precipitous or fast labour
Signs of "readiness" to
Spontaneous vs. coached pushing
Avoiding perineal tears
Postpartum Mom and Baby
Delayed cord clamping
Physical - Mom
Taking care of yourself, comforts
Emotions - baby blues - postpartum depression
Placenta encapsulation? What is that?
Preparing for the early weeks
Equipment - crib, bassinet, strollers, change tables,
Fluff or Necessary
Breastfeeding and Baby Wearing
Skin to skin
Baby lead latch
Out put - Normal Nappies
Is baby getting enough
Baby Wearing - Hands on
Slings, Mei Teis, Buckle Carriers, Wraps
Six Care Practices
Lamaze International believes that caregivers should respect the physiologic process of birth and not intervene without compelling medical indication. These evidence-based practices, adapted from the World Health Organization, promote, protect, and support normal birth:
Labour begins on its own
Freedom of movement throughout labour
Continuous labour support
No routine interventions
Nonsupine (e.g., upright or side-lying) positions for birth
No separation of mother and baby after birth.
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