Birth Physiology

Labour and birth is not only physiological; it is also an emotional, cultural, social and spiritual journey; a part of our life continuum. The birth of new life also marks the birth of a mother and a family.

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Course Description

Introduction

Labour and birth is not only physiological; it is also an emotional, cultural, social and spiritual journey; a part of our life continuum. The birth of new life also marks the birth of a mother and a family.

In this module we will capture the physiology of normal labour and birth by respecting it as a whole event that forms part of the childbearing passage to parenthood. We will explore the bio-psycho-social events and changes throughout labour and birth alongside key recommendations for care that respects personal, social and cultural dimensions.

Learning aims and objectives

This module aims to enhance your care and support of healthy women in uncomplicated labour and birth to enable them to optimise positive, safe outcomes and experiences. By the end of this e-learning module you will have:

  • Awareness of the key physiological processes in labour and birth and how they relate to psycho-social, cultural and spiritual dimensions
  • Knowledge of the basic hormonal components of physiological birth
  • Explored biomedical and social models of care in labour and birth
  • Reflected on the presence of these elements in your own place of work
  • Considered your skills and the impact this learning may have on our own practice

Keywords and linking topics

Physiology, hormones, childbirth, normal birth, labour attachment and bonding, skin to skin, breastfeeding, perinatal mental health, infant brain development, epigenetics

Curriculum

  • Module
    • Course Objectives
      • Video
      • Summary of key learning points
      • Activities
      • Question 1
      • Question 2
      • Question 3
      • Question 4
      • Question 5
      • Question 6
      • Question 7
      • Question 8
      • Question 9
      • Question 10
      • References
      • Further reading

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  • Ayesha nelson
    3 months ago★★★★★
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    Best course I've done yet

    I felt that this course was very informative, yet easy to follow. It was ideal for me as a prospective student midwife, allowing me to build an understanding of the mechanisms of childbirth.

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