Virtual Class Series
What will you learn?
*Stages & Hormones of labor
*Comfort Measures discussed: Acupressure, Counter-pressure and Comforting massage touch, Positions, use of Birth Ball and Peanut Ball, Hydrotherapy, Heat and Cold therapy, using the TENS unit, Mindfulness and Affirmations, Aromatherapy, Music Therapy, Epidural, Nitrous Oxide, protecting the perineum
*Relaxation scripts, Acupressure cheat sheet, birth and postpartum planning sheets, a list of best foods & drinks for labor plus a hospital packing list are provided
*Evidence based research
*Ways to help prevent preventable cesareans & family centered cesareans
*Decision Making Skills
*Advocacy skills for partners, navigating hard decisions
*Newborn procedures to expect
*Breastfeeding and newborn basics
*Core and Pelvic Floor Preparation
Virtual and Individual Classes
*Ask the Doula
*Creating a Birth and Postpartum Guide/Plan
*Stages of Labor, Common Interventions and Medications
*Comfort Measures and Labor Support
*Create your own class
All online classes will be held on Zoom!
REGISTER FOR CLASSES BELOW!
What is Pelvic Steaming?
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Pelvic Steaming (often referred to as vaginal or yoni steaming) is the process of sitting over a warm (not hot) pot of herbs for about 10 minutes to positively affect the pelvic area. Is pelvic steaming just for women? No, it is for anyone who has a pelvic floor. Steaming can be helpful for the bladder, uterus, rectum, prostate etc.
Is Pelvic Steaming new? No, it is an ancient tradition that is still common in different parts of the world. Check out this World Map to see some of the places and ways steaming is practiced.
Comfort Measures for Birthworkers
Are you a birth professional who wishes you had more tools in your toolbox to help keep patients comfortable during labor? We designed this workshop specifically for Labor and Delivery nurses who are looking to add to their labor support knowledge and skills. However, local doulas, midwives, and childbirth educators are also encouraged to register!
By attending Comfort Measures for Labor and Delivery Nurses, you will not only get hands-on practice with comfort measures skills, but you'll also learn how you can overcome barriers to providing comfort measures on your unit!
All nurses who register at the Professional level or higher will earn 3.5 nursing contact hours, and those who register as Super Users will receive a Comfort Measures Toolkit to take back to your unit and teach to your peers. Come enjoy demonstrations, discussion, and networking with L & D nurses from all over the Twin Cities and surrounding area.
This Comfort Measures Workshop is taught by Heather Christine and Rhonda Fellows -Birth Doulas and Evidence Based Birth® Instructors.
More Than Food
BRAVA Core and Pelvic Floor Certifcation September Cohort
Tuesday, September 21st at 7pm CST (thru Tuesday, November 9th) LIVE via Zoom for 8-weeks
BRAVA was born from the idea that there are gaps in knowledge among many birth professionals regarding core and pelvic floor during pregnancy, birth and healing in postpartum.
Have you noticed this gap, too…Clients asking you questions like…If I do more kegels will that make birth easier? I’m afraid of tearing during birth can you help me? I’m leaking urine in yoga class, is that normal? Is it safe to have sex while pregnant? I’m a runner and want to keep running, is that ok? Why is my belly bulging whenI get out of bed to go feed my baby or when I do updog in yoga?I’m not feeling ready to have sex, but it has been 8 weeks, is that normal?
Your clients trust you because this is intimate work. At BRAVA we want to help you feel confident to answer these questions and many more and also to know when and how to make a good referral when needed.
Indigenous Perinatal and Lactation Support Group