Adding to Your Labor Support Toolbox

Strategies That Work For Nurses

In this fun and interactive four to five hour workshop, nurses learn the most effective and helpful emotional and physical support strategies for laboring people. Examining the process of labor through a physiologic lens, nurses learn how to support the flow of oxytocin, lessen stress hormones, and improve outcomes. In the four hour format, planners can choose to between the supporting fathers module or recognizing the previously traumatized patient and preventing further trauma module, or adding the fifth hour to cover both topics

Most of the training is spent learning hands-on techniques, which gives nursing staff a chance to laugh, share their expertise and mix up their usual workgroups. Dr. Amy works with nurse leaders to develop the kind of learning experience that will enhance staff relationships and accomplish their objectives. 

Proven Concepts in Labor Support (3+ hours)

  • Illustrate Relaxation, Rhythm, and Ritual for effective labor coping
  • What Effective Labor Coping Looks Like and How To Chart It
  • Characterize Kinesthetic, Visual, and Auditory Coping Styles
  • Predict Difficulties in the Transition from Home to Hospital in Labor
  • Interpret Intention and Caring Touch Communication
  • Perform Comfort Measures That Work
  • Reconstruct Positions for the First Stage of Labor That Alleviate Back Pain and Enhance Labor Progress
  • Facilitate Positioning for the Second Stage of Labor That Enhance Descent and Alleviate Dystocia
  • Contrast Spontaneous Pushing and Maternal Led Breathing with Directed Pushing in a Hospital Setting
  • Model A Strategy to Assist With Women Getting An Urge To Push or Working With Labor Contractions During Second Stage With An Epidural
  • Adapt Positioning Strategies that Enhance Labor Progress and prevent both first and second stage dystocia with an epidural
  • Using peanut balls to enhance labor progress

Complete Description and Objectives (pdf)

2019 Booking Information and Pricing (pdf)

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