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BIRTH WISDOM

Birth Wisdom is Orange County's Pregnancy-Labor-Birth & Postpartum Support Intern Referral Network. This group is for couples who are interested in low cost or no cost service or have questions.

Website: http://www.birthwisdom.com
Location: Irvine Business Park - off Bake Pkwy in Orange County, CA
Members: 7
Latest Activity: May 12, 2010

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Comment by Maureen Stevens on August 3, 2009 at 12:08pm
Orange County’s premier doula training –
BIRTH WISDOM… CHANGING THE WORLD - ONE BIRTH AT A TIME
STARTING Saturday October 3, 2009 9am-5pm
Then every Monday for 8 weeks 6pm-9pm
With the lack of options available to women a CPSS/Doula can make the difference…Come help meet the demand for advanced trained Certified Perinatal Support Specialists/Doulas in OC. Our 8 week course will train you to understand both alternative and medical models, when interventions are appropriate and when alternatives are the option. Learn how to work with the staff / Dr./ Hospital / Midwife/ Birth Center and in the homebirth environment, educate your clients, offer prenatal, labor, birth, breastfeeding, postpartum support, set up your business, and get reimbursement from insurance. Etc.
BIRTH WISDOM SEMINAR SERIES
Faculty:
Sherri Alden, RN, BSN, PHN,
Cyndi Daily-Gross, CCA, CD
Wendy Spry, LVN, BA, CCA, CD
Maureen Stevens, RN, BS, MSN, CCE

This program prepares you to differentiate yourself from the rest of the doulas/labor support out there. BIRTH WISDOM provides one of the highest quality trainings available with 36 hours didactic under the nurturing guidance of our faculty. We are committed to educating from a balanced perspective, presenting both alternative and medical modalities. We will explore proven alternative therapies, as well as provide an extensive understanding of medical views on obstetrical complications and their ramifications. Our desire is to instill a healthy respect for what each has to teach us in providing optimal care for mom and baby. Comprehensive curriculum content and invaluable information is given through lecture, and through:

Interactive participation
Obstetrical medical textbooks/midwifery textbooks/labor and nursing textbooks, cutting edge journal articles.
Hands on clinical instruction
Panel interaction with your instructors with diverse training, experience and perspectives.
Over 100 hour of directed self study.
A business plan to take your knowledge to turn it into a viable and lucrative career.
An intern client referral network.
A apprenticeship program for students with little or no experience in labor and birth.
Upon completion of the series interns must attend and receive evaluation for a minimum of twelve births to receive certification.
Comment by Maureen Stevens on July 9, 2009 at 10:13am
I am very happy to send an invitation from the Community Alliance for Birth Options to everyone about our Grand Opening and Open House for Project CABO, the Beachside Birth Center and Beach Cities Midwifery & Women's Health Care. Please RSVP to cabo.midwives@gmail.com.

WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 10am-4pm
WHERE: 24902 Moulton Parkway, Suite 120, Laguna Hills, CA 92637
ACTIVITIES: Tours of the facilities; film showings - Business of Being Born, Orgasmic Birth, and Laboring under an Illusion; Information sessions related to complementary care for pregnancy and newborn care and women's health.

Please pass the information to everyone that you think would be interested. It should be a fun day for all! Hope to see you there!!
Comment by Maureen Stevens on June 15, 2009 at 2:33pm
Despite growing evidence of harm, many obstetricians and maternity hospitals still overuse high-tech procedures that can mean poorer outcomes for baby and Mom.

Test your knowledge - Take the Maternity care Quiz

@ http://www.consumerreports.org/health/medical-conditions-treatments/pregnancy-childbirth/maternity-care/maternity-care-quiz/maternity-care-quiz.htm
Comment by Maureen Stevens on June 15, 2009 at 1:52pm
Need Labor Support, Low on Funds… Your answer is BIRTH WISDOM™ Professional Labor Support/ Perinatal Support Intern Services.

Visit South Orange County/Orange County Professional Labor Support/Perinatal Support Intern Services at http://www.birthwisdom.com/interns.htm.

BIRTH WISDOM™ Professional Labor Support/Perinatal Support Specialist Interns are highly trained and have varying levels of experience and are independent practitioners. Many interns offer childbirth related services besides labor support, such as childbirth education, Hypno-birthing, prenatal yoga, prenatal massage, and lactation consultant and post partum doula services. Each intern is unique. If you are interested in interviewing any of our interns, please feel free to email them. We suggest that you contact several interns to find the one that best meets your needs.

It is now widely recognized that having a female labor support assisting the birthing woman or couple can decrease the length of labor, decrease the severity of perceived pain, decrease the need for anesthesia or analgesia, and can help prevent cesarean section. A good birth experience will enhance the post-partum period by speeding recovery, easing breastfeeding and securing the satisfaction of the mother and father with each other and themselves. Whether you give birth completely naturally, or with unexpected interventions, or by cesarean section, if it is a positive experience it will immeasurably increase your self-esteem as a woman and a mother and have a positive effect in your relationship with your partner, and your child for the rest of your life. The father specifically benefits by being relieved of the expectation of mastering labor support with little or no prior experience, freeing him to do what he does best -love you.
Comment by Maureen Stevens on June 15, 2009 at 1:49pm
Are you a nurturing woman who loves birth and is ready for a new career?
Are you a practicing Doula ready to go to the next step in your career?Are you a new or experienced nurse who wants to provide the all-encompassing care you have yearned to provide, but the reality of the maternal health care system does not allow?

BIRTH WISDOM - Orange County’s premier advanced doula training –
BIRTH WISDOM… CHANGING THE WORLD - ONE BIRTH AT A TIME
STARTING October 3, 2009 9am-5pm
Then 8 consecutive Mondays 6pm-9pm
With the lack of options available to women a CPSS/Doula can make the difference…Come help meet the demand for advanced trained Certified Perinatal Support Specialists/Doulas in OC. Our 8 week course will train you to understand both alternative and medical models, when interventions are appropriate and when alternatives are the option. Learn how to work with the staff / Dr./ Hospital / Midwife/ Birth Center and in the homebirth environment, educate your clients, offer prenatal, labor, birth, breastfeeding, postpartum support, set up your business, and get reimbursement from insurance. Etc.
BIRTH WISDOM SEMINAR SERIES
Faculty:
Sherri Alden, RN, BSN, PHN,
Cyndi Daily-Gross, CCA, CD
Wendy Spry, BA, LVN, CCA, CD
Maureen Stevens, RN, BS, MSN, CCE
BIRTH WISDOM
Certified Perinatal Support Specialist Seminar Series
Bake Pkwy Business Center
Irvine, CA
www.birthwisdom.com
Comment by Maureen Stevens on June 15, 2009 at 1:43pm
Are you a doula exploring a new expanded career as a Professional Labor Support Specialist/Certified Perinatal Support Specialist (CPSS)?

You could be embarking on a wonderful adventure--one of the most challenging and rewarding life callings you could pursue. Very rarely does a career choice involve this depth of relational intimacy with each client and family, creating lifelong cherished memories; necessitate such abundant resources of intellectual, physical, interpersonal, emotional, spiritual understanding, knowledge, and skill; provide constantly changing and stretching circumstances, ever demanding creativity, and growth; give you the opportunity to serve others, and in doing so, to empower individuals and families for a lifetime; place you in an environment where you may be able to influence and effect change on every level: from the client’s perspective of herself and a couple’s relationship with each other, to a local hospital’s perspective on birthing practices, to an established national healthcare system’s view of safe, economical, and optimal care for childbearing women.

New series starting in October 2009.
You can and will make a difference in this role.
www.birthwisdom.com
Comment by Maureen Stevens on June 12, 2009 at 1:40pm
Unfortunately, most people assume that a doulas only purpose is to “keep someone from having drugs” during a delivery. While our underlying philosophy is that birth is a normal and healthy process that the female body is inherently and uniquely well equipped to carry out, we also recognize that there are both physical and emotional issues that can arise in pregnancy and birth that complicate this process; many of which require specific medical and psychological attention and intervention for safe passage to becoming a family. Our doulas provide an experienced, knowledgeable, familiar, and trusted woman at the side of the childbearing woman /couple throughout her pregnancy, continuing through the duration of her labor and delivery, and into the early postpartum period as the transition into parenthood takes place. Her presence gives the couple needed confidence to face the task of labor and delivery with the carefully informed goals they have set for themselves, as they retain a sense of control and collaboration through the process. Her emotional, physical and informational anticipatory guidance can help reduce fear, awkwardness, and vulnerability. Thus, enabling them to achieve the safest, least interventive, most comfortable, and shortest labor possible, resulting in empowerment to succeed in their new parenting role.
 

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