Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

  • 2

    Module 1 - Birth Science

    • Physiology of Birth

    • Anatomy & Baby's Pathway

    • Your Magnificent Uterus

    • Relaxation for Optimal Birthing

    • Autonomic Nervous System

    • Mind-Body Exercise (Ice Game)

  • 3

    Module 2 - Pregnancy

    • Reality of "Due" Dates

    • Prenatal care (final video)

    • Personalized Prenatal Care

    • Personalized Prenatal Care Worksheet

    • Birth Settings - Home, Hospital, Birth Center

    • Birth Vision Worksheet

  • 4

    Module 3 - The Birth Process

    • The Holistic Stages of Birth

    • Bishop Score & Pelvic Station

    • 6 Ways of Labor Progress

    • Early Labor

    • Active Labor

    • Transition

    • The Pushing Phase

    • Baby Enters the World

    • Delivery of Placenta

    • Undisturbed 3rd Stage (placenta birth)

    • Partners Role in Birthing

    • Birth Process Reference Sheet

    • Pregnancy and Birth Visual Guide (SpiritySol)

  • 5

    Module 4 - Navigating Challenges

    • Breech & Transverse Positioned Babies

    • Labor Induction

    • "Natural" vs. "Medical" Induction

    • How to Advocate and Avoid Interventions

    • Belly Birth (SpiritySol)

    • How to Create a Birth Plan

    • Birth Plan Worksheet

    • Emotion & Fear Release Worksheet

    • Birth Plan Template

  • 6

    Module 5 - Preparing Your Body & Mind

    • Collaborate with your Mind

    • Guided Breathing, Meditations and Affirmations Download

    • Breathing Techniques Overview

    • Breathing Baby Down Exercise

    • Balance Your Body Techniques

    • Yoga with Elika Aird from Blissful Bodies Yoga

    • Positions for Labor & Birth

    • Massage to Ease Birth Sensations

    • Setting Up your Birth Space

    • Resource for Birth Worksheet

  • 7

    Module 6 - Preparing for Postpartum

    • Breastfeeding 101

    • Breastfeeding Visual Guide (SpiritySol)

    • Paced Bottle Feeding

    • Lying-in

    • Self Care

    • Closing of the Bones Ceremony

    • Yoni Steaming and Sitz Baths

    • Postpartum Doulas

    • Postpartum Visual Guide (Spiritysol)

    • Postpartum Wellness Toolkit

    • Postpartum Meal Prep Recipes

    • Birth Story Prompt

  • 8

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