'To promote waterbirth as a peaceful and safe option of delivery for mother, baby and practitioners'.
Each day starts at 9am (registration from 8.45am) and closes at 4.30pm. Refreshments are provided during both rest breaks with an hour scheduled for lunch. The day will cover the following:
W – Why Water – introduce the benefits of water to mother, baby and practitioners
A – Accentuate normality – promote the efficiency of water to enhance normality within a safe & caring environment.
T – Theories – understand the theories of using water including hormonal effects.
E – Engaging with parents – utilise and develop all opportunities to engage with parents regarding the use of water.
R – Robust care – discuss and evaluate the clinical care required to support waterlabour and birth.
B - Breathing – understand the concepts of the first breathe inc. the controversies surrounding birth underwater.
I – Investigate options – introduce other disciplines involved in waterbirth i.e infection control.
R – Research – discuss and appraise research surrounding safe waterbirth practice.
T – Teaching – expanding clinical and educational needs of individual practitioners.
H – Help – offer ongoing support through international contacts.
Cost of attendance: Midwives £40, Student midwives £30, Birth Professionals £30. We accept payment by debit/credit card, cheque and BACS and provide both an invoice and receipt to assist with claiming back any costs of attending.