These two lessons are adding up to more than 4 hours!
These classes were reviews by our distinguished members of Birth Coach Method’s advisory comity; Olga Libova, CNM, and Alit Ronen L&D RN. The lessons provide you with comprehensive information about the most common medical interventions in L&D and with the coaching strategies to be used when these challenging medical alterations or impositions emerge. Leading and coaching your client throughout medical interventions before and during childbirth is extremely challenging; it challenges our strong belief in the concept of ‘natural childbirth’ as the ideal one, and it challenges us emotionally. If we don’t fully understand the scope of our practice as birth support professionals, it might also jeopardize our relationships with the medical staff. In reality, most birth doulas and coaches will support clients who choose to give birth in a hospital setting, where birth management is routine care. We want to reassure you that we strongly advise against advocacy or having a tug of war between you and the medical team, prenatally or during the birth, and therefore we make sure to focus on the respectful and professional way of coaching around medical interventions. One of the most central principals we focus on is asking questions instead of stating or making suggestions when it comes to medical aspects of childbirth. You can lead your clients to make an informed decision by asking questions.
Here is what you can expect to learn in this series:
- Medical procedures upon arriving at the hospital for your client’s birth.
- A basic reading of the fetal monitor strip; stress test. EFM, IFM, looking at the strip.
- Vaginal exams.
- The concepts of prodromal labor and prolonged birth.
- Methods of birth augmentation and induction.
- Artificial rupture of membranes.
- IUPC – Intra Uterine Pressure Catheter.
- Dealing with meconium.
- Pain medications: Opioids and an Epidural.
- Vacuum extractor and forceps.
- Cesarean Birth.