Keynote: Healing Through Birth Stories ($37)

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    Session Length: 90 minutes

    Teaching/Delivery Methods: 

    Lecture, discussion, exercises, live stream video, and pre-recorded video

    Behavioral Objectives:

    • Participants will describe three mechanisms by which expectations influence physiology in the birthing process.
    • Participants will list three methods for which expectations for birth can be changed.
    • Participants will describe three ways in which the stories women hear about birth condition their expectations.
    • Participants will describe 3 methods for using positive stories to counter-act fear-inducing stories.
    • Participants will describe how the stories women tell about their birth affect their self-concept and self-esteem.
    • Participants will describe three techniques to use with women to facilitate resolution of traumatic stories of giving birth.

    Content Outline of Session:

    • Mechanisms by which expectations influence physiology in the birthing process, 15 minutes
    • Exercise for identifying person expectations and the stories from which these arose, 15  minutes
    • Methods for which expectations for birth can be changed
    • How do the stories women hear about birth condition their expectations.
    • Methods for using positive stories to counter-act fear-inducing stories, 15 minutes
    • Mechanisms through which the stories women tell about their birth affect their self-concept and self-esteem, 20
    • Techniques to use with women to facilitate resolution of traumatic stories of giving birth,
    • Exercise in managing traumatic birth stories, 25 minutes
    • Questions
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    Our goal is to provide relevant and evidential information about all aspects of birth (conception, pregnancy, labor & delivery, postpartum support and newborn care) in a concise manner.