Our workshop has the option of virtual or in person attendance.
This workshop for birth support professionals will benefit prenatal and birth workers - doulas, midwives, obstetricians, childbirth educators, chiropractors, massage therapists - both new and experienced. Emphasis is placed on better understanding the relationship between pelvic biomechanics and fetal positioning and the movement and positions that facilitate labor progress. Information is presented in a dynamic hands-on format that encourages participation to facilitate anatomical understanding, the development of skills and techniques for encouraging clients to feel empowered in their bodies, and the positions, techniques, and concepts for birth professionals to feel confident in supporting labors both medicated and unmedicated, in any setting.
Discussion begins with the role of the birth worker in both educating the client about and encouraging the client to understand their pelvis
and their baby's movement through pregnancy and labor in relation to pelvic space and in supporting the client in taking advantage of this
knowledge during labor. Common position-related labor complications throughout the labor process will be covered in depth, along with pelvic bodywork and pelvic floor release techniques for working through them. An in-depth discussion and hands-on practice of positions for facilitating optimal positioning of the baby - pelvis-dependent - and encouraging descent and rotation through all stages and phases of labor provides birth workers with insight and tools for working with clients to reduce interventions and the risk of cesarean sections. Common myths surrounding pelvic shape and fetal positioning are debunked through research-based exploration and evidence based resources. The Rebozo is introduced from a perspective that leaves participants with an understanding of its rich history and role in traditional Mexican and Meso American culture. Rebozo techniques to relax the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic floor, uterus, and lower back are practiced in addition to a discussion of ways in which the Rebozo has been traditionally used to help facilitate the labor process. Participants will leave feeling inspired, knowledgeable, and full of information to start sharing with clients right away!
Creating Space Early Bird Registration
18 available until Sat 1 Aug 11:45pm
Creating Space Early Bird Registration with Handbook
20 available until Sat 1 Aug 11:45pm
This ticket includes the Blossoming Bellies handbook. The handbook will be provided to you at the workshop.
Creating Space Registration
18 available until Sat 17 Oct 10am
Creating Space Registration with Handbook
19 available until Sat 17 Oct 10am
This ticket includes the Blossoming Bellies Handbook. The handbook will be provided to you at the workshop.
The gift certificate must be presented to Brittany at the time of the workshop.
Creating Space Registration through Active Enrollment in Mentorship Program
This ticket is for those actively enrolled in Level 1 or Level 2 of the Blossoming Bellies Doula Mentorship Program.