Labor & Delivery Training for Emergency and Low Resource Situations will help you respond well in an emergency or unexpected situation where childbirth is imminent and no other care is available. It will help you act in a way that will protect both mother and baby for the best possible outcome. It will be especially useful if you attend women in out-of-hospital settings.
Labor & Delivery Training starts with a section on normal birth, with sub-sections on assessment and preparation, stages of labor, and pushing. This is followed by a section on variations of normal, including long labor, breech, retained placenta, baby not breathing, and mother bleeding.
A chapter on role play gives descriptions of different birth roles and a variety of scenarios where an unexpected birth might take place.
Near the end of the book, you’ll find helpful tips for creating items and kits that are useful during and after birth. This includes baby slings, nursing pads, a basic newborn kit, and a basic mother’s kit. You’ll also find several quick reference cards that are designed to be cut out and put in your birth kit.
The book now includes an appendix on twin birth by midwife Richelle Jolley, CPM.
Recommended for families, student midwives, birth assistants, nursing students, doulas, and midwives. Notice: This training is not meant to prepare you to be a midwife, which requires years of training and academic instruction.
Labor and Delivery Training for Low Resource and Emergency Situations is an amazing learning tool for parents or practitioners alike!
The DVD and manual are great for expecting parents or anyone attending birth, as it helps to dispel so much of the cultural fear that affects our responses to the natural flow of birth.
This training set is specifically helpful for those who will be assisting women in out-of-hospital settings during any kind of situation, including precipitous birth, pandemic, post disaster civil unrest, or other emergency settings. It offers wisdom on how to honor the sacred design of birth and to support the mother and baby in the safest way.
I highly recommend this wonderful film and manual for groups or individuals who desire to learn basic, simple skills of responding in physiologic ways to the natural process of birth for the best possible outcomes.
—Richelle Jolley, CPM
The tools and principles taught in Labor and Delivery Training for Low Resource and Emergency Situations help even the most novice individual feel comfortable with birth.
This set will be your go-to on how to assist a birthing woman in an unexpected, low-resource or disaster setting. It covers beginning labor through birth and placenta and how to handle each situation confidently and peacefully. Also, there are tools on how to handle challenges that can arise in normal birth in a peaceful way without causing harm to mother or baby.
As a midwife, I will recommend this set to my clients. This is a great supplement to childbirth education.
—Mary Harvey LM, CPM
- Producer: Birth Joy Consultants
- Pages: 71
- Format: PDF file, 7.1 mb