The Baby’s Experience of Birth and Tools for Healing
In this lecture an embryological template of what happens at birth (and before) will be described; physiologically, psychologically and emotionally. Once aware of the sequence of embedded in birth… you will have a glimpse of how birth was “set up to work in case no one was there”. When interruptions occur in this sequence, a profound imprint is left that impacts how we live our life from here on out; it impacts how we are with others and ourselves. Since things often do not go as planned and it is impossible to have everything go perfectly during the prenatal, labor, birth, postpartum and the rest of our life, it is important to know when and how to make repair when things have gone awry and to integrate all experiences. This presentation will include “Simple Tools” for repair and integration when things do not go as planned. You will have a profound shift in how you see what is embedded in birth regardless of what your training, understanding or education is.
Karen H. Strange is a Certified Professional Midwife (1996), American Academy of Pediatrics/Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor (1992). Karen is founder of the Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn workshop, which includes the physiology of newborn transition, evidence-based studies having to do with neonatal resuscitation, the “When, Why and How” to provide neonatal resuscitation in the least traumatic way. She lectures internationally on the baby’s experience of birth and tools for healing when things do not go as planned. Karen has done over 900 hours of debrief/case reviews with all types of birth professionals regarding resuscitation and constantly updates her material with new information. She has taught over 9,500 people worldwide. See more about her at here website here
We have provided many related handouts by Karen and others for you below, articles and tools for you to improve your practice and support for mothers and babies.
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Hear a podcast where Karen talks about the baby’s experience here.