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This is a course for aspiring midwives, interested doulas, women and mothers who want to explore some of the skills of midwifery and to investigate for themselves whether the path of midwifery is something they would like to consider further.

If you are already a doula, this workshop will add to your knowledge.

Things we will be covering during this 5-day course:

  • The Basic Needs of a Woman in Labour and Authentic Midwifery
  • What equipment and supplies are used to take care of a mother during pregnancy, birth and postpartum? How to use this equipment.
  • Preparing the birthing environment.
  • Introduction to record keeping and medical terminology
  • Introduction to basic midwifery assistant skills, such as taking blood pressure, vital signs, fetal heart rates and fundal measurements – this will be with a live model
  • How to monitor the baby’s fetal heart rate
  • If you are assisting at a birth, what is your role during labour, birth and postpartum?
  • Nutrition, Herbs and Homeopathy to support pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum
  • Immediate postpartum care of mother and baby
  • Introduction to care and assessment of the newborn
  • Helping the breastfeeding mother
  • Urine testing
  • Cultural competency in childbirth and care of women
  • Universal Precautions
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Obstetric Emergencies

For more info on the course please visit:

When and where?

Constantia House
5 Rose Way
Belle Constantia
Cape Town
South Africa

Mon 26 Nov 2018 at 3:00 PM (SAST)
Fri 30 Nov 2018 at 3:00 PM (SAST)

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True Midwifery and Into Essence