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The effects of stress on the mother-baby dyad

by Elissa O'Brien, B.Sci (clin) M.Health.Sci (osteo) Member Osteopathy Australia
  • Duration: 540 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: goldlactation.com
Abstract:

The stresses faced by each new mother will reflect her unique experience of conception, pregnancy and birth and these stresses can significantly influence the mother-baby bond. Even the most well researched birth plan can be subject to variations and complications that will inevitably put additional stress on the mother. Difficulty breastfeeding is often one of the first signs of stress on the mother-baby unit; it’s success or failure can drastically influence the early bonds made between the dyad. The neuroendocrine system has many ways of responding to these stresses and knowledgable manual therapists have an opportunity to support both the mother and baby towards optimal physiology.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: To discuss the ‘flight and fright’ and ‘tend and befriend’ stress responses in new mothers
Objective 2: To explore the breakdown of traditional support groups in our society
Objective 3: 3. To highlight the role of the Manual Therapist in supporting the mother-baby dyad

Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks