Hands-On Labor Support Workshop

 

This workshop is an overview of innovative, hands-on skills for labor companions. We will demonstrate and practice the techniques in a variety of common positions which facilitate progress in labor. Emphasis will be on methods to enhance maternal comfort and encourage optimal positioning of babies during labor and birth. Use of safe body mechanics to avoid injury will be highlighted. Wear comfortable clothes, bring 3 pillows and a dish to share for pot luck lunch following class.

 

Dates: TBA

 

Time: TBA

 

Place: Hudson Valley Midwifery Center

14 Hurley Ave

Kingston, NY 12401

 

Cost: $65

 

Instructor: Susanrachel Condon

 

To register: online

 

 

Basic Labor Assistant Workshop

 

   This class is an introduction to the art of assisting a family during labor for those who are planning to offer this service on a limited basis or those who are exploring this exciting career option. The path forward to certification is optional.

 

   The course will run as a two-day intensive. The first day serves as an extensive overview of the anatomy/physiology of labor, birth, immediate postpartum and lactation basics - including variations and challenges in a variety of birth settings, complications and medical interventions. The second day we focus on being with women and their families during this experience, comfort measures, hands-on techniques and self care.

 

Dates: TBA

 

Cost: $425

 

Location: River & Mountain Calvin House - New Paltz

 

Registration: Space is limited

 

Niara Healing Arts 845.256.5430

or email info@niarahealingarts.com

 

Previously certified doulas may audit Sunday as a one day refresher for $225, space permitting