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!
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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.
What is Pelvic Steaming?
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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.
Indigenous Perinatal and Lactation Support Group