Shellie Poulter:A chance to explore the anatomy and mechanics of birth and how we can help with positions and techniques.
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I am a doula, bodyworker, hypnobirthing practitioner and educator. I am passionate about supporting families to have the birthing experience that feels right for them. Babies who are born into a loving environment, to birth givers who feel cared for, supported and heard, are beginning their lives in a space of confidence, security and love. Giving them the best possible start in their journey to becoming the wonderful humans they are destined to be. As a doula, I provide emotional and physical support and help with evidence-based information to promote care for each birthing person as an individual. Birth is the birth of a parent, a family, as well as the birth of a baby. You will remember your birth strongly for the rest of your life, so it is a time worth investing in, to make it the most wonderful experience possible and doulas can definitely help you to do this.
Before I became a doula, I studied and then taught at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, so I come from biomechanics, medical background, as well as one of compassionate support for birthing people, their families and the team caring for them.
I am a firm believer in the huge benefits of non-violent communication in making the birthing space more safe and wonderful for everyone and I teach courses about communicating as well as about birthing biomechanics.
Instagram and facebook: @theserenitydoula
The Doula Association: https://www.thedoulaassociation.org/
An Outline of Shellie's Training Course:
A chance to explore the anatomy and mechanics of birth and how we can help with positions and techniques. When to use them, how and why.
This is a course for doulas to understand how the baby and birthing person interact during pregnancy and labour, how the muscles, ligaments and bony pelvis interact and can influence the course of birth and what we can do as doulas to help if labour is stalling, slowing down or very uncomfortable.
There is plenty of chance to practice techniques, understand when to use them and why.
If you have ever felt you wish you could have done more for a client during a challenging birth, this course will give you lots of ideas as to how you can help.
What will be covered in this course:
The Bony Anatomy of the Pelvis
The Ligamentous Anatomy of the Pelvis and Uterus
The Muscular Anatomy of the Pelvis
Understanding Station, Rotation and Orientation
Terminology of Birth - What is Used and What it Means
Useful Advice For Pregnancy & Optimal Positioning
Techniques to help When Labour is Not Progressing
Tips to Recognise where the Baby is and How to Help
Positions, Techniques, Massage, Harmonics
How to Use Techniques Safely and at The Right Time
Why Biomechanics is Important and Helpful
Empowering Choice and Freedom of Movement in the Birth Space
Positions that Help at Different Labour Stages and Why
Positions that Hinder at Different Labour Stages and Why
Avoiding Cultural Misappropriation and Ethical Sourcing
Adaptations of Techniques e.g With Epidural