We know that this is a module that many of you have been looking forward to – it’s your 101 entry into building your expertise in physiologic birth. In this class, we are going to teach you how to set the body up for labor progress, as well as what actually happens in the body during labor, so that you can recognize when it’s “working” vs. disrupted.
As nurses we have power and influence over the birth room – we can negotiate more time with the doctor, and make a suggestion that can help move closer to a vaginal birth or get in the way. We are “experts” at birth; let’s then be experts at the anatomy and physiology of birth because when you understand what is and should happen, you can better anticipate, plan for and adjust to help achieve a vaginal birth. Knowing that position changes, in general, are our weapon in fighting the c-section. We have to keep them moving – so let’s understand what we’re doing and why it may help. We hope you are as inspired by this content as we are and that you walk away from this module feeling challenged, encouraged, and excited to go to work and help these birthing families bring life into the world.
At the end of this course it is expected that the student can:
- Summarize what physiologic birth is and what can disrupt it.
- Distinguish different parts and levels of the female pelvis and how the fetus moves through it.
- Create a care plan for a fetus that is asynclitic and occiput posterior.
*4.5 CEs from the California BRN will be awarded upon completion of this class. Class access expires two years from purchase.