This lesson is the first in four practical lessons introducing the hands-on labor support tools and comfort measures during birth. We made sure to accompany each one of these with images and videos to enhance your understanding and allow you to practice. These labor support tools and comfort measures are the heart and souls of childbirth education, coaching and support. We encourage you to practice them until you own them and feel ready to lead your client confidently during birth.
The early phase is the longest phase, and the one usually spent at home. Support in this early phase of labor is a combination of nourishing coaching, emotional support, and very little hands-on support. In this lesson you will learn everything you need in order to maintain supportive communication prior to your arrival at their home, and to continue coaching and supporting her with confidence after your arrival, until it is time to bring her to the hospital.
Here is what you can expect to learn in this lesson:
- The physiological and emotional symptoms of Early phase of labor.
- The physiology and anatomy of Early phase, and how to correlate the coping tools with what needs to show up in the body.
- The differences between day and night while your client is in Early phase.
- Labor support tools for Early phase: breathing techniques, positioning, massage, visualization and relaxation.
- Nourishing the mother in Early phase of labor.
- The relationship between hydration and contractions patters.
- Maintaining communication and guiding your client before you join her.
- What do you need to do in order to be ready to leave for the birth?
Please note: You’ll have 6 weeks access to the class after registration.