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Childbirth Education Association Darwin - Active Birth Workshop

Active Birth is a philosophy of working with the natural process of labour and birth. An Active Birth is instinctive, following the spontaneous process of labour and birth. 
As the term 'Active Birth' suggests, this approach promotes walking around, remaining upright (where possible), choosing positions for labour and birth and finding ways to relax that feels right for each individual. 
The benefits of choosing an Active Birth include; reduced chance of medical interventions, shorter labour time, less painful labour, a more satisfying labour, better oxygen flow to the baby, best use of gravity and increased involvement for both birth partners. 
The Active Birth Workshop allows participants to: 
 Observe demonstrations and have ample time to practice various active birth positions with guidance
 Learn in detail the benefits of positioning
 Review the stages of labour that different positions/activities and breathing exercises suit best
 Practice using birthing tools such as vocalisation, movement, stress balls, birth balls, shower, birth pool, massage, pressure points, bean bags & Tens machine
 Learn to work with your contractions and gravity
 Explore how to remain active during foetal monitoring
 Learn how to reduce the risk of tearing using optimal positioning and breathing as your baby is born
 Birth partners will learn more about their important role – how to encourage, not sympathise, how to help your partner change positions/activities, the use of heat packs, massage, pressure points and being the interface with others at the birth.
The workshop is facilitated by a midwife on behalf of Childbirth Education Association - a not-for-profit community group.
Date and time of the event: 
Sat, 2018-11-03 14:00 - 17:00
Event location: 
Nightcliff Community Centre
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