Rebozo Techniques for the Labor Doula

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Rebozo Techniques for the Labor Doula

Time: June 22, 2010 from 1pm to 5pm
Location: Prenatal Education Center
Street: 4662 E. Katella Avenue, Suite M
City/Town: Los Alamitos, Ca 90720
Website or Map: http://prenataleducationcente…
Phone: 714-624-3495
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: LORRAINE SHORMAN
Latest Activity: May 22, 2010

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Come learn the basic techniques of using a Rebozo for birth! Every doula should learn this valuable technique!

The rebozo is a traditional Mexican garment, like a long shawl or Spanish mantilla. In addition to its use as a shawl, it is multifunctional, being used during pregnancy, labor and as a baby or toddler carrier. During pregnancy, it is used to counteract back pain, during labor to help the mother into various positions, for relaxation and to adjust the position of the baby.
When used by a doula, the rebozo is like an extension of the arms, allowing one to help support the woman’s weight and helping to ensure that she is in a good position. During the pushing stage of labor, it can be used like a tug-of-war rope to help the mother focus her pushing and widen the pelvic outlet. The rebozo can be used by a midwife to assist in repositioning a posterior or breech baby. The most basic technique a labor doula can practice with a rebozo is used to relax the soft tissues of the abdomen and the broad uterine ligaments. It is called jiggling or sifting and is pretty much what these names imply. This method can also be used during pregnancy to help the baby get into the optimal position for birth.

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