Study Day and Courses for Midwives
Towards Natural Childbirth and Beyond
Complementing parental adaptations to the fertile cycle
with Mary McNabb - Educational Consultant
This Study Day is the first day of the 4 day Basic Course, but can be attended as a one off RCM accredited Day
The day is designed as a general introduction for all midwives interested in developing their practice and ideal for those midwives who are in a position to do case load practice and are able to offer continuity of care to at least one low risk woman and their partner, from early pregnancy until established lactation.
The overall aim of this day is to explore current knowledge of maternal-embryo-fetal, neonatal and paternal adaptations to the fertile cycle, developing principles of care that complement distinct adaptations that unfold during successful phases of the fertile cycle.
Midwives will understand the dynamics behind developing trusting relations with parents during pregnancy, to enable some couples to form closer relations that facilitate maternal adaptations during the third trimester leading to spontaneous labour, birth and maternal-infant attachment.
On the basis of this knowledge, some midwives attend the following 3 days to learn the LK Massage Programme to facilitate spontaneous labour and birth and minimize maternal-fetal, neonatal exposure to drugs.
Others attend this day as a stand alone Study Day.
New Information for discussion and dialogue
Biosocial dynamics of pregnancy, labour, suckling and lactation
Maternal-embryo-fetal and neonatal dialogues
Changes in maternal and paternal brains during different phases of pregancy and lactation
Central and peripheral oxytocin systems in mother, embryo fetus and neonate
Maternal-fetal adaptations to late pregancy and birth
Price: Special for 2013 - £50
Venue: Horton Hospital Banbury Oxfordshire
20th February 2013
25th September 2013
"This was one of the best study days I have been on for a long time. I feel hugely empowered to know why women react the way that they do" Hospital Midwife
"Excellent to have such a solid comprehensive physiological basis for the practical sessions to come" Community Midwife
"I had high expectations, but this was even better. I feel encouraged and that I have been on the right track. I got a totally new insight on many things. Thank You" Hospital Midwife
Maintaining professional standards of safety
Since completing a Pilot RCT we have continued to develop and modify aspects of the LK Massage Programme using individual feedback and relevant research evidence to maintain effectiveness and safety of the intervention during pregnancy and labour.
All the massage techniques have been modified to some degree and elements of the LK Massage Programme have changed during this time.
Any professional who wishes to use the intervention in their practice must attend the courses and any use without agreement constitutes infringement of copyright. - More info bottom of page
4 Day Basic Course
Towards Natural Childbirth and Beyond
Neuroendocrine responses to Massage during Pregnancy and Childbirth
Royal College of Midwives Accredited course (Suitable for PREP requirements)
Complementary Therapists Association (CThA) Approved
Basic Midwives Course
Confirmed course dates 2013
20th to 23rd Feb 2013
25th to 28th September 2013
14th to 17th Nov 2012 CANCELLED
Book now to secure your place
Download the Enrolment Form for Courses (PDF)
or telephone 01865 372937 or 07765 192048
Due to commitments in Hong Kong, we have had to cancel the UK November 2012 dates for the 4 day Basic Course and Study day with Mary McNabb.
2013 UK COURSE DATES ABOVE
Learn the innovative, award winning Massage Programme for use during the last month of pregnancy and during labour.
No previous massage experience needed.
The LK Massage Programme complements the dynamics and integrated patterns of maternal brain, uterine and fetal adaptations from the third trimester until the first hours following birth.
Aims of the course
To equip professionals with practical skills and the theoretical knowledge needed to use the LK Massage Programme effectively within their practice to promote normal physiological childbirth.
To develop a basic understanding of the neuroendocrine responses to massage in late pregnancy, labour and birth and the importance of a conducive physical environment.
To develop practical skills to perform the basic techniques of the LK Massage Programme, designed to reduce maternal pain and anxiety during pregnancy, labour and birth.
Understand the bio-affective responses to massage in non pregnant adults.
Use current research to appreciate the relationship between regular massage, reduced anxiety, sleep and increased pain threshold from pregnancy to birth.
Understand the design of the LK Massage Programme as an intervention to complement maternal-fetal and paternal adaptations from late pregancy to the first hours following birth.
Information giving sessions will be interspersed with supervised practice sessions.
Teaching and learning activities will include presentations, discussions, audio visual, guided practice and suggested reading.
Following completion of the course
Participants will receive Part 1 of the professional series of the DVD's 'Towards Natural Childbirth and Beyond" which offers comprehensive information on everything taught on the course and is intended to act as a reference. Participants will also receive a Guideline Booklet.
A case study needs to be completed demonstrating basic knowledge of current scientific findings that inform the Programme and an account of how the Programme has been practised on a selected client.
Submission is required within 3 months of completing the course.
Case studies should be submitted electronically in word format and all sources of information used must be fully referenced (word count, 2,000).
The case study will be returned within a month with comments from the course tutors and a pass/defer grade. A certificate of completion of the Basic Course will be awarded to those who pass and a second attempt will be given to those who are deferred.
Cost £395 - Inclusive of updated professional version of the DVD 'Towards Natural Childbirth and Beyond'(Part 1), Course Material, Assessment & Certification plus the use of carrier oil and massage couches.
Special fee for Student Midwives - £345
Following successful completion of the Basic Course (part1), participants can undertake the 2 day Trainers weekend. You will learn the principles of teaching the basic Programme to couples. Registration is expected prior to teaching the LK Massage Programme®
"I found this course very helpful. It helped me to understand better the rationale why I should be doing things to mother,couple and baby. I am looking forward to using the techniqies during labour" Midwife Manager Labour ward
"Thoroughly enjoyable 4 days. Informative, professional excellent mix of theory and practice" Community Midwife
The LK Massage Programme Trainers Course - 2 days
Dates: 15th, 16th September 2012
Aims of the Trainers Course
To enable partipants to teach the LK Massage Programme to pregnant women and their birth partners in a safe, conducive environment, within their learnt parameters and sphere of practice.
Within 3 months following the completion of the course, participants will be asked to contact the tutor when they feel ready to conduct a 3 hour assessed class with a couple. The tutor will then visit the participant as long as she lives in the UK.
If the participant lives outside the UK, then a recorded DVD of the class is sent to Childbirth Essentials for assessment.
Cost £240 plus £75 assessment fee
Advanced Course (Part 2)
INFORMATION REGARDING THIS COURSE WILL BE ON THE WEBSITE SOON
RN, RM, Therapeutic Masseuse (ITEC), Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, City & Guilds Teaching Certificate
Tel: 01865 372937 or 07765 192048
RN, RM, MSc Interprofessional Health and Community Studies, IBCLC, SOM, City & Guilds Teaching Certificate
RN, RM, MSc Reproductive Neuroendocrinology, Senior Midwifery Lecturer
Childbirth Essentials® is trademarked/registered and the website and its contents are copyright.
The LK Massage Programme® is trademarked and registered. Any redistribution or reproduction of the LK Massage Programme or all of its contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
Individuals may download extracts to a hard disk for personal and non commercial use only.
Individuals may use some material once they have attended the Basic/Trainers courses and received a certificate and updates as and when necessary. Individuals may not use any of the material as a resource or for commercial gain without first obtaining written permission.
Individuals may not transmit/store the LK Massage Programme in any website or other form of electronic retrieval system without our written permission.
The DVD "Towards Natural Childbirth and Beyond" Domestic Version has been produced for personal use by women and their birth partners. The DVD has not been produced for any professionals to obtain information with the intention of using its content in the workplace, or for financial gain.
Midwives and massage therapists who attended workshops/courses before the research was completed are practising from an intervention that has been superseded.
The Linda Kimber Massage Programme is now obsolete along with the video "Childbirth Massage Techniques"
Midwives and massage therapists who attended workshops/courses before 2004 prior to completion of the research and are still using handbook information and the above video in their advertised practice, are doing so from knowledge and practices that have been superseded.
The copyright notice applies.
Be professional and contact us and we will organise a 2 day refresher and updating course at a reduced rate.