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A sacred model of birth – reality or fantasy?

by Gauri Abbi Lowe, MBChB
  • Duration: 540 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: Midwifery 2016
Abstract:

I have experienced birth as a medical doctor, a homebirth midwife and as a mother. My personal birthing experience changed my perspective and paradigm of birth as I realized the importance of this event in the lives of the mother as she begins her parenting journey and for the baby being born. So I began to research and engage with experts and other medical, midwife, birth workers, psychologists and mothers on this subject. I began to learn and realise that our experience of birth has the power to change the limbic imprint or the consciousness, what drives, what underlies a person and their expression in life, their “normal” – what molds their innate fears and character. The medical model of birth I was working in was grossly inefficient and depleted in reaching this aspect and appreciation of birth. The midwifery model is much closer yet still subordinate to the driving medical model. A Sacred Model of Birth is needed to truly address the underlying needs and happenings of the expression and founding experience physically and emotionally of BIRTH – for mother and birth worker. In this talk I explore what this means in various aspects and if it is a realistic option or just a fantasy.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Participants will be able to describe the Sacred Model of Birth
Objective 2: Participants will contrast the Sacred Model of Birth compared to other models and explain the benefits of the Sacred Model of Birth
Objective 3: Participants will apply their understanding of the Sacred Model of Birth to predict how to implement in their own practices

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Presentations: 18  |  Hours / CE Credits: 17.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks