Dennis Hertenstein: Immediate Postpartum Birth Trauma Interventions
Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:00 to 16:00
(This workshop will be limited to 10 participants and is only open to people who are present at birth and able to put their hands on the baby at that time, e.g. midwives, doulas, obstetricians, nurses etc.) Cranial-sacral and pre and perinatal psychology tools, when used at birth, can reduce the need for medical intervention, and decrease the severity of birth trauma. You will learn anatomy of the skull, neck and back pertinent to birth trauma, including practical information about the location, function, and vulnerability pertaining to cranial nerves, and blood supply. There will also be experiential hands-on exercises. Techniques will be taught for the resolution of birth trauma, including how to hold and decompress the sub-occipital area, spine, sacrum, and other traumatized areas of the body. You will also be taught how to quickly create a safe and healing container (“womb surround”) while helping the baby to re-connect with their resources. Strategies for how to help a baby that cannot tolerate touch will also be taught.
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