Birth Support Coaching Course Outline

The Birth Support Coaching course consists of 7 online lessons. Each lesson includes videos, created especially for the course, a reading list, and additional audiovisual materials.  Each of the lessons is followed by a 75 minutes Zoom meeting, in which we gather as a learning community to study the lesson topic in-depth and practice the new coaching strategies and techniques.
Here is the course outline:

Lesson 1: Childbirth support in review

In this lesson, I’ll review the history of childbirth support from ancient times to the present. The different perspectives on pregnancy and birth and the various agents that have been taking care of birthing women.

 

Lesson 2: Introduction to coaching

In this lesson, I’ll teach you the origins and core principles of the coaching profession. You’ll also learn the core competencies of the coaching practice, the coach’s role, and the benefits of integrating coaching into the field of pregnancy and birth support. 

Lesson 3: The structure and strategies of coaching

This lesson begins by teaching you a few cool NLP techniques to establish rapport with your clients. Once you are in rapport, you can use the GROW model of coaching and coach your expectant clients toward achieving their desired experience.

Lesson 4: Prenatal coaching: The foundation of client-centered birth support

This lesson provides you with coaching questions and strategies to conduct possible coaching conversations related to your client’s pregnancy and birth. You will learn to implement the GROW process of coaching into birth support and facilitate alignment and accountability.

Lesson 5: Coaching for coping with labor pain and the fear of it

Fear-Tension- Pain leads to Failure-To- Progress in childbirth. In this lesson you will learn how to prenatally coach your clients, leading them to adopt a better perspective on labor pain which will allow them to conduct themselves better during birth. and impositions.

Lesson 6: Coaching through medical conditions and impositions

When medical conditions or impositions occur, coaching is the pathway to clients’ self-advocacy. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to resolve the advocacy dilemma. In order to facilitate a healthy and positive journey, we will learn how to improve the relationships among medical caregivers and support figures.

Lesson 7: Coaching for a healthy closure and in early postpartum

In this lesson, you will learn to conduct the postpartum visit with the goals of facilitating a healthy closure of the pregnancy and birth journey and assessing the mom’s coping and adjustment levels. You’ll also learn how to coach the mother who suffers from postpartum depression in addition to her being treated by a medical caregiver.

 

Bonus Lesson: Establishing your birth support coaching practice

This bonus lesson will be open only for students who have completed all the course requirements and became certified and registered. In this lesson, I’ll coach you on how to deliver your elevator pitch and promote yourself as a coach for expectant couples. You will also get some more practical tools and strategies.

 

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