|Mother & Babe 2 weeks after birth|
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
From Gloria's blog:
MIDWIFERY EDUCATION 101
Online Classes with Gloria Lemay on WizIQ
Private (except for Class 1) classes for birth workers
20 Classes of 60 min per session. Cost $140 (AUD) there will be a recording available if you miss a class.
Pay by Paypal in advance to http://www.homebirth.net.au/2010/08/the-definition-of-life-supreme-court.html Look for the “DONATE” Paypal button.
Once you have paid your fees, you will be sent the WizIQ login code for the class. It is your responsibility to show up on time for the class, ready to focus and willing to do homework that is assigned. You log on but do not need to use a phone line. You will be able to type questions or you can use a microphone to ask questions. If using a microphone, you will need to use earphones and not your speakers because the sound will bounce back.
WizIQ is free to register. www.wiziq.com The WizIQ company only puts reminders on their website so you’ll have to find a keep track of your time commitment by scheduling it in your personal agenda.
THIS COURSE IS ESPECIALLY TIMED FOR AUSTRALIAN, EUROPEAN, AFRICAN AND ASIAN STUDENTS It is a fundraiser for a legal challenge that is going on in Australia.
Monday evenings (in Australia, New Zealand), Monday morning in Europe and Africa.
(in N. America the times are midnight on the west coast and 3 a.m on the East Coast)
See World Clock for the time in your area
Jan 24 Common Obstetric Problems
Jan 31 Female Pelvis-anatomy and physiology
Feb 7 Medical Terminology
Feb 14 Prenatal Clinic visit
Feb 21 Palpation, Blood pressure
Feb 28 Rh negative blood type
Mar 7 Fetal circulation
Mar 14 Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
Mar 21 Cervix—effacement, dilation
Mar 28 Confident nutrition counseling
Apr 4 Gestational diabetes prevention, screening
Apr 11 Anemia and blood work
Apr 18 Water birth
Apr 25 Genetics for midwives
May 2 Perineum, preventing tears
May 9 Newborn exam
May 16 Placenta ( third stage safety, cut and clamp cord, examining)
May 23 Twins and breech presentations
May 31 Teaching childbirth education
June 6 Assessing dilation by observation of the woman’s external signals.
It is fine for more than one student to be listening and taking the class at any computer for the price of one. Most classes will have a handout and/or homework assignment. The class will have a yahoogroup for sharing ideas midweek. Please let me know if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
More info about using WizIQ on my blog, too. http://www.glorialemay.com/blog/?p=453
You’ll need a high speed computer connection and Flash player 9.0 or above.
Gloria Lemay, Vancouver BC
Related post: http://www.glorialemay.com/blog/?p=453
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I first became aware of the option of creating your own placenta essence thanks to a friend who found the information online and shared it on the Joyous Birth forums. I believe the info she found originally came from this site, and was created by a Canadian named Ril Giles.
As someone who who uses flower essences in daily life, the idea of making my own placenta essence appealed to me. I tweaked the original recipe because as a lotus birther I only wished to use a small portion of placenta to create my essence (and also because my use of flower essences has left me with a preference for brandy as a preserving agent, rather than vodka).
- Piece of freshly born placenta (or whole placenta if you wish)
- Jar that the placenta can fit into
- Distilled water
- Small dropper bottle
- Drinking water
- Cut a piece from your placenta, place in jar
- Cover the piece completely with distilled water
- Place the jar in the sun for 4 hours somewhere where it will not be disturbed (make sure it receives sunlight for the whole 4 hours)
- Remove the placenta piece from the jar
- Add enough brandy so that the contents of your jar are half placenta water and half brandy
Small piece of placenta in distilled water getting sunlight outdoors
After 4 hours the brandy is added
Mother tincture, the following week
- Fill half of your small dropper bottle with brandy
- Fill remaining half of dropper bottle with regular water
- Add 7 drops of the placenta water/mother tincture to the dropper bottle
Placenta Disposal Suggestions
The practice of non-severance, to give your family a smooth transition into the world of new baby. Some women feel this makes other uses of the placenta impossible, but other women feel comfortable giving their babies lotus births, and removing some of the placenta to use for their own healing.
Special thanks to my partner for making this placenta essence and for taking photographs of the process for me, while I was in bed enjoying learning to feed my new baby.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Full birth story here.
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