Workshop Resources

Anatomy & Physiology of Pregnancy, Labor & Birth


Read: Your Growing Body & Baby: Pictures (Childbirth Connection)

Watch: Meet The Placenta! 


Watch: Fetal Circulation Right Before Birth

Watch: Baby Circulation Right After Birth

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Optimal Nutrition for the Childbearing Cycle

Required: Keeping Childbearing Normal Through Nutrition (Midwifery Today)

Required: Protect Your Baby’s Health Even Before Birth! 5 Important Tips from a Midwife-MD

Required:  prenatal nutrition: what your doc didn’t tell you

Required: Eating for Two

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Pharmacology in Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

Required: Prevention of Group B Streptococcal Disease (American College of Nurse Midwives)

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Required: The Use of Opioid Intramuscular and Intravenous Pain Relieving Drugs in Labor (Cochrane Summaries)

Required: Weighing the Pros & Cons of an Epidural (Simkin/Childbirth Solutions)

Required: Induction of Labor: What You Need to Know (Childbirth Connection)

Optional: Epidurals for Pain Relief in Labor (Cochrane Summaries)

Optional: Combined Spinal-Epidural Versus Epidural Analgesia in Labour (Cochrane Summaries)

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Pain Coping Strategies

Required: Managing Labor Without Drugs by Dr. Gayle Peterson PhD.

Required: Natural Labor Scenes  Part 1, Labor

Natural Labor Scenes  Part 2, Delivery

The Home / Water Birth of Judah Darwin

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Teaching Labor Support

Required: Comfort In Labor: How You Can Help Yourself to A Normal Satisfying Childbirth (Simkin/Childbirth Connection)

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Required: Lamaze Healthy Birth Practice Two: Walk, Move Around and Change Positions Throughout Labor

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Required: Lamaze Healthy Birth Practice Three: Bring a Loved One, Friend or Doula for Continuous Labor Support

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Required: Lamaze Healthy Birth Practice Five: Avoid Giving Birth on Your Back, and Follow Your Body’s Urges to Push

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Required: Comfort Measures (Simkin)

Optional: Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth (Cochrane Summaries)

Optional: Eating & Drinking In Labor (Cochrane Summaries)

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