Embracing the Miracle: How Birth and the First Hour Influence Human Potential

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Sat, 11/17/2012 - 14:30 to 17:30

Drawing on three decades of experience, Barbara will explore birth and the first hour of life from the baby’s perspective. The baby is the driver, programmed with biological imperatives to be born and attach. How do common birth practices, even pushing, either aid or detract from the baby’s ability to carry out what it has been programmed to accomplish? What are the physiological, psychological and developmental impacts on the life of the child? The participants will have a new understanding about the primitive reflexes involved in birth and be informed of the most current scientific evidence for practices such as delayed cord clamping, skin to skin contact and even waterbirth

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