Bottoms Up!

Body Balance for Birth

Understanding the theory and practice of Optimal Fetal Positioning for an easier labor.

Join us to learn how you can use gentle positions and movements to improve your birth outcome.

Amy Peterson CD(DONA), CLC, and Taylor Davis CD(DTI),  birth doulas, will show you how you can encourage your baby to be in the best position for an easier labor and birth. ‘Optimal Fetal Positioning’ (OFP) is a theory developed by midwife Jean Sutton, and antenatal educator Pauline Scott, who found that the mother’s position and movement could influence the way her baby lay in the womb in the final weeks of pregnancy.

In this interactive workshop you will:

  • Understand the effects  of baby’s position on labor progress, comfort, and outcome.
  • Discover what factors impact the position of your baby in your uterus.
  • Gain skills that you can use during pregnancy and labor to encourage your baby to stay in, or move into, an optimal position; decreasing your risk of interventions and Cesarean.
  • Be prepared to use positioning and movement to cope with difficult labors including posterior and asynclitic presentations.
  • Have the opportunity to have your belly mapped and your baby’s position drawn on your belly.

Bottoms Up Workshop: The Dates & Details

Sunday, April 19, 1-4pm

Little Tree Education, 314 Route 108, Madbury, NH 03823

Cost: $75 per couple

Register: Fill in the form to the right and click “send” to reach a Paypal payment page.

This class is recommended for couples at least 7 months pregnant. We encourage both parents to attend but partners are not required to do so.

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