Course

Birth Sense Online Course

Having a baby is a normal physiological event that our wise body knows how to do. The information and advice given on this course will provide a mother with knowledge about many of the procedures and options that are available to her today and will go a long way to enhancing her birth experience, no matter what her choices are.


What you can expect from this online course:


  • 9 Learning modules
  • 9 Pre-recorded masterclasses presented by Tina Otte
  • Bonus content / articles, hints and tips
  • 53 Page downloadable Birth Sense manual


COURSE OUTLINE:


MODULE 1 | Birth Options

Active birth; Water birth; Home birth; Hospital birth; The hormones that help and hinder labour & how they work: Oxytocin / Endorphins / Catecholamines


MODULE 2 | When to go to hospital and signs of Labour

Pre labour signs; When to go to Hospital; How to time a contraction; Understanding the First stage of labour; The three ‘P’s of Labour plus two more; What happens when your “membranes release?”


MODULE 3 | Understanding Labour Pain

Understanding labour pain; Why is labour painful? Dealing with the pain of Labour; Coping Skills – unmedicated pain relief


MODULE 4 | Second & Third stage of Labour

Second & third stage of labour; Tips on Pushing; Delayed cord clamping; Writing a birth plan


MODULE 5 | Interventions

Induction of labour; Methods of induction; Foetal Heart monitoring; Intravenous fluids; Forceps; Vacuum extractor; Artificial rupture of membranes; Episiotomy


MODULE 6 | Medicated Pain Relief

Medicated forms of Pain Relief, including: Aterax / Pethidine / Entonox; Epidural Block; Spinal Block; How is it done? Side effects; Advantages & Disadvantages


MODULE 7 | Caesarean Birth

What is C/S Birth? What you need to know; Advantages and Disadvantages; Reasons for C/S – Maternal/ Foetal/ Placental; Planned / Unplanned / Emergency C/S; Theatre Procedure


MODULE 8 | The Golden Hour & Skin-on-skin

Explanation of the Golden hour; The importance of Skin-to-Skin contact at birth; S2S – Benefits to baby; S2S – Benefits to mother


MODULE 9 | Healing after Birth. The first three days

Bonding; Post-partum Health; S2S – Benefits to baby; S2S – Benefits to mother



Presented by Tina Otte (REGISTERED NURSE / MIDWIFE)

Tina is a Midwife by profession, and studied further to obtain an International Certification as a Childbirth Educator. (ICCE)
In private practice teaching expectant couples for over 35 years.
Author of 5 books on pregnancy and birth which have been published internationally.
Specialist prenatal fitness instructor & trainer of health professionals
Certified infant massage instructor. (CIMI)
Former specialist editor of ‘Your Pregnancy Magazine’.
Married to Ralph for 42 years and most importantly – mother of two beautiful adult daughters & grandmother of four!

 

OPTIONS

This course covers birth options, from straight forward, uncomplicated vaginal delivery, to high tech caesarean birth. Coping skills for labour including non-medicated forms of pain relief, medicated forms of pain relief, interventions and unexpected outcomes.

FACTS

The information and advice given on this course will provide a mother with knowledge about many of the procedures and options that are available to her today and will go a long way to enhancing her birth experience, no matter what her choices are.

OPEN MIND

Many factors will influence the way you birth your child. Some factors will be under your control and others will be beyond it.  Your body as well as your baby will determine what happens during your labour and birth, and you will need to have a flexible approach.

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FAQs

You can watch the masterclasses in your own time. Q and A sessions take place once per week and users are given sufficient time to ask questions before responses are loaded.
The course is relevant to babies and toddlers aged 3 months to 4 years.
We can issue a simple certificate at your request. It is important to note that this course is not registered for CPD points.
Yes! We consider your own preferences and baby’s needs – no need to make any changes that you are not comfortable with!

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