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The Use of Water in Labor and Birth
Sat, April 22, 2017, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
For millennia, humans have sought out natural springs and pools of water for wellness, muscle recovery and relaxation. Women are encouraged to labor in water to ease contractions and to help center their minds on the work of natural childbirth. New Birth Company's birth suites each have tubs for hydrotherapy and can enable water birth. This class is for Moms and 1 guest (Mom's coach/partner is recommended). Objectives for this class are: 1) The purpose and benefits of hydrotherapy in labor 2) Water birth realities and perceptions 3) Common positions for labor and birth in the water 4) Contraindications for birth in the water and 5) How to best work with your Midwife for safety and comfort. Class includes a copy of "Incredible Birth Day: Music to Guide you through birth". New Birth Company and Rhythmic Medicine partnered to bring you soothing music and guided imagery for an incredible birth day. Clients seeking to labor in water or enable water birth are required to attend this class and sign a disclosure and waiver. Attendance at Childbirth Education (Labor and Birth or Refresher) is highly recommended as a prerequisite to this class. Registration fee includes one participant and one support person.
If a woman is experiencing or have the following conditions, they may not be able to use the water for labor or birth; untreated communicable blood or skin infections, fever >100 or suspected infection, active genital herpes, non-reassuring fetal heart rate monitoring, excessive vaginal bleeding, hepatitis B antigen or hepatitis C antibody positivity, fear of water or drowning, hesitancy to touch your vagina or baby prior to birth, unable or unwillingness to listen to your body and your midwife. Contraindications for water birth include; pre-term labor, excessive vaginal bleeding, maternal fever >100.4, or suspected maternal infection, morbid obesity, and or any condition which requires continuous fetal heart rate monitoring, untreated blood or skin infection, sedation or epidural, inflexibility in the client.
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New Birth Company is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 1 contact hour applicable for RN and LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number LT0290-0614