About Module Three: Vaginal Birth

This module is all about the vaginal birth process, birth stages, pelvic types, cranial molding, birth movement patterns and an introduction to complications. We will outline simple yet effective ways for babies, children, and adults to heal from difficult vaginal births. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own birth passage.

Although we could look at the vaginal birth process as strictly a structural and physical process, it is very significant in terms of our emotional development, and the sense we have in our implicit memory about safety in the world, and our own ability to move through the sequences of our life in a smooth, progressive manner.  Like conception and implantation, birth requires an intention to be born, and preparation – the baby actually initiates labour, and must move into an optimal position if a relativity easy birth is to occur.

The action of the actual birth stages is dynamic, and the baby is actively involved in that movement.

 Birth is the follow through and the next two weeks of the neonatal period is the integration of all that has occurred in this little one’s life till now. 

skin to skin

So we know now that birth is a mutually co operative process between the baby and the mother, therefore both are in labour.  As the mother’s uterus contract down the baby uses the contraction to move forward, moving head, shoulder, arms and eventually pushing with his/her feet against the top of the uterus, when he is far enough down the birth canal.  Watching the TED talk by Alexander Tsaias shows this in 3D, and I show videos of this in the series.   We know now that the connection between the baby, her mother, father or partner if they are present and involved, as well as the birth attendants are very vital to a smooth birthing process.  

If mom is talking to her baby, acknowledging baby’s efforts, even asking the baby to help by slightly moving her position, this really helps assist the labour. Further if some intervention needs to happen, in remembering that the baby is a sentient being, prepare and support them to co operate with the procedure. This will lead to an experience with much less trauma; lack of safety or surprise.  

We will demonstrate the main different pelvic shapes of women, the birth stage, and the molding of the baby’s cranium.

 You will be led in doing a body map of your own body to see what you can discover about your own birth. 
We will be looking at the process of birth when it goes easily, and what can lead to difficulties.  
We will examine what type of interventions and support for the labouring family are actually evidence based. The characteristics of a healthy newborn are discussed, and how to support a baby to work through any difficulties are delineated, so the baby can discharge any residual held in her body. 

If you decide to purchase this series during the sale I look forward to sharing with you on the monthly support calls, or in a 1:1 supervision/consultation or session.

There is a video introduction to each of these 13 modules on this website: 

Take advantage of the special sale of the series for SPRING: MARCH 21 to MAY 21, 2017!
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The series is great to watch with a group, so you have other participants to discuss the content and your responses with, and the cost can be shared.  

Please feel free to email Myrna at myrna@myrnamartin.net if you have questions.