A professional development workshop for midwives, birthworkers and students
Pain dynamics – what’s a midwife to do?
Pain dynamics involve the combination of the birthing woman and her support circle’s attitudes to pain in labour; the midwife’s attitude to pain in labour; the birth place default setting regarding pain in labour; the undermining cultural messages about pain in labour and a birthing woman experiencing a ‘crisis of confidence’.
The usual result is the hijacking of normal birth – so what’s a midwife to do? Let’s discuss.
Supper and a certificate of attendance will be provided.
Birth educator, Birth Attendant, Trainer, Counsellor, Author.
Rhea’s experience of birth has been gained across forty years and attending over 1,000 births in home and hospital settings. She is passionate about normal birth and has a special interest in the connection between pain dynamics and birth outcome.
Her book Birth with Confidence: savvy choices for normal birth, explores these issues.