Nutrition for Two

Nutrition for Two (Recorded Program)

Women want to feed themselves and their babies in utero well, and they often make lifestyle changes in pregnancy that they would not have the discipline to make if they were not pregnant. This workshop focuses on how to help women achieve excellent nutrition through fun, inspiring and effective coaching.

One of Gloria Lemay’s twelve Essentials of Maternal-Infant Care presentations for professionals and students who wish to expand their knowledge and skills, and delve into issues that arise repeatedly in clinical practice.  Also valuable for parents who want to be fully informed about their choices in pregnancy and birth.

This session is 90 minutes in length.

Cost: $7.50

Certificate of Completion: $7.50 (completion of post-session questionnaire required).

Continuing Education Units are available for some professional groups.  To view a listing of CEU opportunities, click here.

 

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NLP: A Birth Model for Change

The current model of birth is as deep a belief structure as the structure of our very nature. Trusting your body, trusting your mind and trusting your baby are entirely new concepts in the birthing world today. Making changes at this very core level takes skill and dedication.

In this two-part workshop series, Kathy Welter-Nichols introduces participants to a number of new technologies and science models that support gentle birthing practices, and explain why fear is so deeply enhanced through suggestion during birth.

In these two experiential online workshops, Kathy:

  • Reviews the effects of adrenaline and stress hormones and how these triggered responses are the foundation for the setting and seeding of misdirection during birth through the simple use of language; she also explains the use of language as a positive influence on a mother’s sense of well- being and the resultant effect on the brain’s chemistry.
  • Demonstrates how fear and the suggestion of something going wrong interrupt the limbic brain function; and when the limbic brain function is clouded or in retreat, how the fight or flight responses in the reptilian brain take over and slow and delay labor.
  • Presents the latest evidence from leading scientists and biologists that support a change in the brain chemistry, and how this will change the person’s belief about that experience.
  • Explains why women fall captive to the idea of pain and suffering and loss through mere suggestion during the intense experience of pregnancy and labor.
  • Examines the affect of positive suggestion, and how helping a woman remain calm, focused, relaxed and in touch with her body and her baby, encourages the natural responses in the woman’s body to release her infant in shorter times with less intense discomfort.
  • Shows how by utilizing the concepts of “mirror neurons” to connect with the infant, the mother both participates and guides her infant through the birthing process.
  • Teaches care providers, mothers and fathers to release whatever might be blocking them from achieving their birth experience, their way.

Listen to Kathy Welter-Nichols’ NLP Beach Induction in mp3!

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) refers to language (words, as well as other symbol systems, such as physical posture, gestures and related non-verbal forms of communication) as a function of the nervous system and its transformation into ‘subjective experience’. Put more simply, it focuses on the way we use our five senses to create an internal map of our reality, which we then use to navigate our way through the world. It is a basic premise of NLP that the quality of our ‘maps’ dictates the quality of our lives.

The findings of this workshop series are based in the training Kathy has provided for women and in her own in depth study of the triune brain system, archetypal studies, and the myths of our feminine and masculine that are playing out today in the birthing dramas we see on television and in the labor rooms in hospitals and birthing centers.

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Midwives, nurses, obstetricians and parents that Kathy has birthed with have seen the difference and remarked at the presence of the mother, the control she has during the birth experience and ultimately the incredible bonds that occur with both mother and infant un-medicated through relatively short labors. Science as the partner in birth takes on a whole new relevance in support of this model for change.

Time after time, mothers under this kind of guidance give birth with success and empowerment. If these techniques are that effective, why aren’t more women choosing this path to birth?

This presentation is 180 minutes in length (90 minutes for Part I, 90 minutes for Part II).

Cost: $15.00

Certificate of Completion: $7.50 (completion of post-session questionnaire required).

Continuing Education Units are available for some professional groups.  To view a listing of CEU opportunities, click here.

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Pelvic Balance for Safer and Easier Births

The appalling rise in unnecessary c-sections needs our attention with practical solutions to avoid them! Providers who care for pregnant women must be aware of the potential causes of dystocia – the reason nearly one-third of cesarean surgeries. Knowledge of dystocia and practical ways to prevent it gives care providers the resources and means to serve pregnant women more effectively and gives women the knowledge and tools to have easier and safer births.

In this workshop, Dr. Jeanne Ohm of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association presents the three primary causes of dystocia: physiological, emotional and medical, and their relationship to interventions and birth trauma. In addition to offering a biomechanical overview of the female pelvis, Dr. Ohm discusses the following:

  • What are three interventions that may cause dystocia?
  • What are the primary ligaments associated with pelvic imbalance?
  • What is the Webster technique and when should it be utilized?
  • What are two practical moves that all practitioners can apply to the woman with dystocia?

In today’s society, women have been misdirected from their internal wisdom and have been made dependent on outside-in approaches and modalities. Women will regain their innate trust in the birthing process if they have the benefit of a circle of supportive, conscious providers. This class is for women and for providers who care for women throughout pregnancy and birth.

This presentation is 90 minutes in length.

Cost: $7.50

Certificate of Completion: $7.50 (completion of post-session questionnaire required).

Continuing Education Units are available for some professional groups.  To view a listing of CEU opportunities, click here.


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Jeanne Ohm, D.C.

Jeanne Ohm, D.C.Jeanne Ohm, D.C. is a practicing chiropractor in a family, wellness based practice since 1981. She is the Executive Coordinator and Executive Secretary for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and Editor of the I.C.P.A.’s quarterly magazine: Pathways. She is also a Board Member of the I.C.P.A.- Research and Public Education Foundation, the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice, and the Holistic Pediatric Association. She is an advisory board member for the Foundation for Health Choice, Healthy Child, and Families for Natural Living. Jeanne is an international lecturer on the topic “Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy and Infancy” to practicing Chiropractors and affiliated Care Providers, a post Graduate Instructor for numerous Chiropractic Colleges, and author of many papers on pregnancy, birth, children and chiropractic. She is the Founder of Makin’ Miracles…Connecting Kid’s n’ Chiropractic, community outreach programs and tools to educate children and adults about the life saving benefits of chiropractic. She is the producer and writer of the children’s chiropractic song, “Power On!” and educational video, “Birth Trauma: A Modern Epidemic”.  Jeanne is a panel member of Mothering Magazine’s Ask the Expert.

Jeanne’s professional mission is to provide Doctors of Chiropractic with the skills and motivation to care for more pregnant mothers and children. She is comitted to educating other practitioners with the information to support natural birthing in their practices. It is her understanding that birth trauma is a current concern, and therefore it has become her goal to eliminate its damaging effects on the newborn. She intends to accomplish this by adequately training DC’s in specific chiropractic techniques and care for pregnancy, birth & infancy for the promotion of natural birthing; forming national alliances for chiropractors with like-minded birth practitioners and attendants; empowering mothers to make informed choices in pregnancy and birth; and offering patient educational tools which address this issue. Jeanne married to Dr. Thomas Ohm, Chiropractor. They have six children who have all received chiropractic care since conception. They were all born at home and are living drug free, healthy lives.

Jeanne’s Presentation:

Pelvic Balance for Safer and Easier Births

The appalling rise in unnecessary c-sections needs our attention with practical solutions to avoid them! Providers who care for pregnant women must be aware of the potential causes of dystocia – the reason nearly one-third of cesarean surgeries. Knowledge of dystocia and practical ways to prevent it gives care providers the resources and means to serve pregnant women more effectively and gives women the knowledge and tools to have easier and safer births.

In this workshop, Dr. Jeanne Ohm of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association presents the three primary causes of dystocia: physiological, emotional and medical, and their relationship to interventions and birth trauma. In addition to offering a biomechanical overview of the female pelvis, Dr. Ohm discusses the following:

  • What are three interventions that may cause dystocia?
  • What are the primary ligaments associated with pelvic imbalance?
  • What is the Webster technique and when should it be utilized?
  • What are two practical moves that all practitioners can apply to the woman with dystocia?

In today’s society, women have been misdirected from their internal wisdom and have been made dependent on outside-in approaches and modalities. Women will regain their innate trust in the birthing process if they have the benefit of a circle of supportive, conscious providers. This class is for women and for providers who care for women throughout pregnancy and birth.

This presentation is 90 minutes in length.

Cost: $7.50

Continuing Education Units available for some professionals.  Certificate of Completion (optional) : $7.50 (completion of post-session questionnaire required).  Click here for more information.


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Marilyn Fayre Milos, RN

Marilyn Fayre Milos, RN, is the co-founder and Executive Director of the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC) and the coordinator of the International Symposia on Circumcision, Sexual Mutilations, and Genital Integrity. She is editor of the NOCIRC Annual Newsletter and the co-editor of five symposia books, including Sexual Mutilations: A Human Tragedy, Male and Female Circumcision: Medical Legal and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice, and Understanding Circumcision: A Multidisciplinary Approach to a Multidimensional Problem. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology.  Since 1979, Marilyn has spoken about circumcision, genital integrity, and human rights to radio, television, and conference audiences worldwide. She is the recipient of the California Nurses Association’s 1989 Maureen Ricke Award for having “raised public consciousness about America’s most unnecessary surgery” and her “dedicated and unwavering commitment to ‘righting a wrong.'” She also received NurseWeek magazine’s “Nursing Excellence 2001” Patient Advocacy Award “For outstanding advocacy for the past 22 years on behalf of those among us who are the most vulnerable and unable to protect themselves–infants and children.”

NOCIRC Website

Marilyn’s Presentation:

How Circumcision Affects Sexuality
Part of the Intact Boy Series

Circumcision is a primal wound that causes pain and trauma to an infant’s penis–his organ of pleasure and procreation. Initially, circumcision interferes with the maternal infant bond, disrupts breastfeeding and normal sleep patterns, and undermines the successful completion of the baby’s first developmental task of establishing trust. Even when analgesia is used, circumcision causes pain to the penis, and every experience of that organ, from then on, is overlaid on a neuronal background of pain.

Circumcision removes the foreskin, with its 20,000 – 70,000 specialized, erogenous nerve endings, replacing the penile accelerator that allows a man to ride the wave to orgasm with an on/off switch that offers sensitivity and immediate relief without the ride to orgasm and the full symphony of sensation.  This is why the most common complaint of circumcised men in the USA is premature ejaculation.  At the other end of life, circumcised males complain about sexual dysfunction, including loss of sensitivity and impotence. Many women wonder why sex with a circumcised man is not fulfilling for them. They do not understand the role the foreskin plays in female sexual pleasure, including the gliding mechanism and lubrication.

This workshop, led by Marilyn Milos, RN, Executive Director of NOCIRC, explores the effects of circumcision on an infant and on the man he becomes.  The dynamics of circumcision, sex, and compensation for the trauma and loss are discussed.

Gentle Birth: The Science and the Wisdom

Sarah J Buckley, MD, family physician, mother of four and author of the internationally-acclaimed book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering will present Gentle Birth: The Science and the Wisdom, a series of lectures on the natural processes of birth, and the impact of interventions in pregnancy and birth on mothers and babies.  These ground-breaking lectures, based on Sarah’s public talks and conference presentations in the US, Australia and New Zealand, are educational and informative for midwives, nurses, childbirth educators, doulas, natural health practitioners and others. This series is also valuable for parents who want to be fully informed about their choices in pregnancy and birth.  Each session is 90 minutes in length.

Cost: $7.50 per session.

Continuing Education Units available for some professionals.  Certificates of Completion (optional) : $7.50 per session (completion of post-session questionnaire required).  Click here for more information.

Presentations

Ultrasound Safety and Other ConsiderationsIn this workshop, Dr. Buckley discusses important questions about the safety of prenatal ultrasound based on scientific research, and suggests ways to maximize the benefits and minimize the harms from ultrasound.


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The Safety and Logic of Normal Birth. This workshop explores how the delicate and complex hormonal processes of labor provide safety, ease and pleasure, as well as long-term benefits, for mother and baby.


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Afterbirth: Cord Clamping and Other Third Stage IssuesFeaturing the normal processes that happen immediately after birth (third stage) for mother and baby, this presentation examines the impact of interventions such as cord clamping and Pitocin injections, and offers suggestions for optimizing this time for mother and baby.


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When Birth Goes Wrong: The Hormonal Impact of Interventions for Mother and Baby. Referencing the latest scientific research, this workshop focuses on how common birth practices can make birth more difficult and dangerous for mother and baby. The discussion also includes recommendations for enhancing safety and ease in birth. NOTE:  Dr. Buckley highly recommends viewing The Safety and Logic of Normal Birth prior to viewing this program.


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Epidurals: Impact on Mother and Baby. Dr. Buckley presents important evidence-based information for women and care providers about the effects of epidurals in labor and on the newborn.


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Thinking Twice About Cesarean Surgery. This workshop reveals the latest medical evidence about the risks, benefits and side effects of cesareans, including little-known research on the altered physiology (body processes) of cesarean newborns.


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Birthkeeper Jan Tritten

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Jan Tritten is the Owner and Editor-In-Chief of Midwifery Today.  Through networking and education, Midwifery Today‘s mission is to return midwifery care to its rightful position in the family, to make midwifery care the norm throughout the world and to redefine midwifery as a vital partnership with women.

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Sarah J. Buckley, MD

Sarah J. Buckley, MD, is an Australian family physician with a diploma in family physician (GP) obstetrics. She is the author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: The wisdom and science of gentle choices in pregnancy, birth and parenting. Sarah’s work critiques current practices in pregnancy, birth, and parenting, and her blend of solid scientific evidence with anthropological, psychological and experiential perspectives is widely acclaimed. Sarah’s writing has been published in parenting and professional publications worldwide, including Mothering, Midwifery Today and MIDIRS Midwifery Digest (UK) and she has lectured in the US, Canada Australia and New Zealand on these topics. Sarah lives in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and four children.

“Sarah Buckley is precious, because she is bilingual. She can speak the language of a mother who gave birth to her four children at home. She can also speak like a medical doctor. By intermingling the language of the heart and the scientific language she is driving the history of childbirth towards a radical and inspiring new direction.” Dr. Michel Odent, obstetrician, author and natural birth pioneer

Sarah’s Website

Sarah’s Presentations

Gentle Birth: The Science and the Wisdom, a series of lectures on the natural processes of birth, and the impact of interventions in pregnancy and birth on mothers and babies. These ground-breaking lectures, based on Sarah’s public talks and conference presentations in the US, Australia and New Zealand, are educational and informative for midwives, nurses, childbirth educators, doulas, natural health practitioners and others. This series is also valuable for parents who want to be fully informed about their choices in pregnancy and birth.  Each session is 90 minutes in length.

Cost: $7.50 per session.

Continuing Education Units available for some professionals.  Certificates of Completion (optional) : $7.50 per session (completion of post-session questionnaire required).

Ultrasound Safety and Other Considerations.  In this workshop, Dr. Buckley discusses important questions about the safety of prenatal ultrasound based on scientific research, and suggests ways to maximize the benefits and minimize the harms from ultrasound.

 

Select One…

 

The Safety and Logic of Normal Birth. This workshop explores how the delicate and complex hormonal processes of labor provide safety, ease and pleasure, as well as long-term benefits, for mother and baby.  

 

Select One…

 

Afterbirth: Cord Clamping and Other Third Stage Issues. Featuring the normal processes that happen immediately after birth (third stage) for mother and baby, this presentation examines the impact of interventions such as cord clamping and Pitocin injections, and offers suggestions for optimizing this time for mother and baby.

 

Select One…

 

When Birth Goes Wrong: The Hormonal Impact of Interventions for Mother and Baby. Referencing the latest scientific research, this workshop focuses on how common birth practices can make birth more difficult and dangerous for mother and baby. The discussion also includes recommendations for enhancing safety and ease in birth.  NOTE:  Dr. Buckley highly recommends viewing The Safety and Logic of Normal Birth prior to viewing this program.

 

Select One…

 

Epidurals: Impact on Mother and Baby. Dr. Buckley presents important evidence-based information for women and care providers about the effects of epidurals in labor and on the newborn.

 

Select One…

 

Thinking Twice About Cesarean Surgery. This workshop reveals the latest medical evidence about the risks, benefits and side effects of cesareans, including little-known research on the altered physiology (body processes) of cesarean newborns.

 

Select One…