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Webinar 1 - Embrace the Path to a Natural Birth: Unlocking the 6 Principles for a Positive Labour.
Are you wanting to give natural, unmedical childbirth a go?
In this webinar you'll learn six principles that will guide you in preparing for a natural birth.
Let labour begin on its own. Allowing labour to start naturally reduces the risk of medical interventions promoting a more comfortable and physiologically sound childbirth experience.
Walk, move, and change positions. Staying active and changing positions during labour helps ease discomfort, improves circulation, and assists in your baby's descent through your birth canal.
Bring a loved one, friend, or doula for support. Emotional support during labour can reduce stress and anxiety, enhance feelings of empowerment, and provide you with comfort.
Avoid unnecessary medical interventions. Minimizing medical interventions when not medically necessary reduces potential risks and complications, promoting a more natural and healthy birth.
Get upright and follow urges to push. Upright positions and following your body's natural urges to push can make childbirth more efficient, potentially reducing the risk of interventions.
Keep mother and baby together. This helps promotes bonding, breastfeeding, and a sense of security for you both, supporting a smoother transition into postpartum life.
These principles will empower you and give you knowledge and confidence, ultimately contributing to a more positive and satisfying childbirth experience while prioritizing the health and well-being of both you and your baby.
Content includes instant access to the 30-minute webinar and 'The 6 Principles for a Positive Labour' PDF Resource.
Webinar 2 - Birth Unveiled: Everything You Need to Know - A Comprehensive Webinar on Labour and Birth.
In this captivating webinar, we'll embark on a journey through the world of childbirth, exploring a wide array of topics that will empower you on your path to a remarkable birthing experience. From understanding the essence of natural birth versus medically assisted options, we'll delve into the intricacies of managing expectations and crafting your birth plan, ensuring your preferences are honoured. Discover the importance of creating the perfect birthing environment and preparing both your body and mind for the beautiful challenge of labour. We'll unravel the fear-tension-pain cycle, highlighting the immense benefits of staying active during labour. You'll gain invaluable insights into what to pack in your hospital bag and learn to use your B.R.A.I.N for informed decision-making throughout your labour. We'll explore the vital role of your birth companion and the fascinating nuances of uterine layers and the cervix during labour. Discover empowering positions for labour, discerning true labour from false alarms, and navigating the various stages of this incredible journey. You'll also learn about the profound benefits of skin-to-skin contact and gain insights into post-birth emotions. Join me for an enlightening exploration of the art of childbirth and embark on a path toward a fulfilling and empowering birthing experience.
Content includes instant access to the 45-minute webinar.
Webinar 3 - Nourishing Pregnancy: A Guide to Healthy Eating and Food Safety for Expectant Mothers.
Pregnancy is an exciting time and your dietary choices can have a profound impact on your well-being and your baby's growth. This webinar will empower you with the knowledge and insights you need for a healthy and happy journey through pregnancy.
Why a healthy diet matters?
During pregnancy, your body undergoes incredible changes, and the nutrients you consume play a crucial role in your health and your baby's development. A well-balanced diet can reduce the risk of complications, promote fetal growth, and enhance your overall pregnancy experience. You'll learn the benefits of a healthy diet and the advantages of nourishing your body and your baby with the right foods. You'll learn what foods to favour and what foods to avoid for a safe and healthy pregnancy. Find out how to incorporate variety into your daily meals so that your meals are diverse, delicious, and packed with essential nutrients. Learn about smart snacking and choosing satisfying snacks that contribute positively to your nutrition. Understand the essential nutrients that your body needs to thrive and to safeguard against birth defects. If you follow a vegetarian lifestyle, we'll cover how to ensure you're getting all the necessary nutrients for a healthy pregnancy. We'll go through how to have a healthy pregnancy weight gain, and finally we cover the pregnancy diet checklist which is a practical checklist summarizing the key components of a pregnancy-friendly diet.
Content includes instant access to the 30-minute webinar and PDF download.
Webinar 4: The importance of maternal movement in labour for optimal foetal positioning.
Are you looking to have an active labour? Did you know that moving around during labour can help your baby get into the best position for birth, navigate the birth canal, and potentially shorten your labour? Movement can also enhance comfort and provide pain relief. Surprisingly, lying on your back is one of the most uncomfortable and painful positions for giving birth. In this comprehensive webinar on active labour and birth positioning, we'll explore critical aspects such as fetal positions during labour and the numerous benefits of staying active. You'll learn about a variety of positions suitable for the first stage of labour, including upright, sitting, forward-leaning, asymmetrical, and side-lying positions. You'll also discover unique techniques like stair climbing and abdominal lifting, and we'll address scenarios when mobility during labour may be limited. As we transition to covering the second stage of labour, you'll understand the advantages of squatting and side-lying positions for birthing your baby. Join this webinar to equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence for a successful and empowered active birthing experience.
Content includes instant access to the 20-minute webinar and the 'Positions for labour' PDF resource.
5 ways to make your birthing environment more comfortable, quiet, dark and private
Create a Relaxing Ambience: Set the mood by bringing items that create a calming atmosphere, such as dimmable lights, essential oils, soothing music, or a favourite blanket or pillow.
Control Noise Levels: Consider using earplugs or playing soothing sounds or music to drown out any unwanted noise. Communicate with the birthing team to maintain a peaceful environment and minimize unnecessary disturbances.
Adjust Lighting: Use blackout curtains or blinds to block out external light and create a darker environment. Soft, adjustable lighting options, like lamps or battery-operated candles, can provide a warm and gentle glow, enhancing relaxation.
Ensure Privacy: Discuss with your birthing team the importance of maintaining privacy during labour. Close the door, put up a "Do Not Disturb" sign, or use a privacy screen to create a secluded space where you can feel more at ease.
Personalize the Space: Bring personal items from home, such as pictures, affirmations, or cherished objects, to create a sense of familiarity and comfort. Consider creating a birth plan that outlines your preferences for the environment, ensuring that your desires are respected and integrated into the birthing room.
Remember, effective communication with your birthing team is essential in creating a comfortable, quiet, dark, and private birthing environment. Discuss your preferences beforehand and collaborate to establish a space that supports your needs and enhances your birthing experience.