Disaster Preparedness: Emergency Childbirth Course is a 16-hour introduction into childbirth including labor, birth and postpartum in a situation where hospitals, doctors, nurses, midwives, clinics, emergency rooms, pitocin, epidurals and cesarean sections are simply not available.
The chapter in The Herbal Medic, When the Meconium Hits the Fan, is a brief outline of this course. The course is hands on and focuses on skills and herbs that are useful in labor, birth and postpartum.
The class was designed to prepare Herbal Medics and others who have an interest in being prepared to help a laboring woman when there is no one else to assist. Learn what to do if you are the only person available to help during a birth.
Familiarize yourself with the process of labor, birth and postpartum along with frequent variations of normal. Although normalcy of birth will be stressed, general complications and how to treat these conditions in the field with herbs and common sense are covered. Herbal Birth kits will be reviewed with an emphasis of herbs from Central Texas and the Southwest. We will go over what to include in an Emergency Birth Kit.
**This will not be a DIY birth class and it is not a childbirth preparation class. We will not be learning how to breathe or how to deal with hospital administration. This will be a class full of useful information for an emergent situation. We will hear concrete stories and participate in plenty of scenarios to help you understand life-saving skills. An Emergency Childbirth Manual is included with the course. Emergency Birth Kits and Birth and Postpartum Herbs will be available for sale at the class.
Class Cost: $200 for 2 days and includes an Emergency Childbirth Manual with the tuition.*$25 discount for students also attending the Combat Medics Level 1 intensive in Feb/March or for students completing Herbal Medics Level 1 training during the Winter 2015 season. Email for details.
Deposit Cost: $100 on registration.
Class Location: San Antonio Campus, Main Classroom. *directions will be emailed to registered students.
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