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UK Training Courses
Towards Natural Childbirth and Beyond

Neuroendocrine responses to massage in pregnancy, labour and lactation - theory and practise

Are you ready to develop your practice, learm complementary skills and enhance your knowledge base? 

The RCM Accredited LK Massage Programme offers a series of practical courses, all underpinned by current scientific evidence. 

Inspire your practice and join us on one of our courses. 

Our Training Courses
For Midwives, Doulas and other healthcare professionals

'You are a midwife, assisting at someone else’s birth. Do good without show or fuss. Facilitate what is happening rather than what you think ought to be happening. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born, the mother will rightly say: “We did it ourselves!”'
From the Tao Te Ching

Midwives

This evidence - based Programme is ideal for midwives and student midwives working in birth centres, whether stand alone or alongside a consultant unit. Home birth midwives plus Independent midwives can integrate this Programme into their practice as another strategy they offer for couples they look after.
It also works extremely well for midwives or MSW's working on busy maternityunits, as the primarly supporter with the specific massage, breathing and visualisation techniques is the mother's birthing partner creating a togetherness and control for the couple.
Because the Programme has been designed to complement and support natural birth, the midwife is taught a number of specific massage techniques to use at different times and situations during labour. The midwives will also be encouraged to complement the mother's circadian pattern from 30 weeks of pregnancy, which promotes and encourages natural birth
Information of the courses below
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Doulas

This Programme is an ideal addition for Doulas to add to the strategies offered to couples, whether Antenatal, Intrapartum or Postnatal Doulas.
So more choice.
The Programme is offered to women / couples from 30 weeks of pregnancy to help with troublesome sleep patterns, so has a pregnancy focus for the Antenatal Doulas. For the Doulas supporting women during labour the Programme starts at 35-37 weeks getting the birthing partner using the Programme antenatally and continuing it through to labour. Learning a number of specific massage techniques will help the Doula actively support the couple if the midwife looking after the mother decides on different management. The Programme extends to the Postnatal period, so for the Postnatal Doulas, the Postnatal course supports the mother particulalry if she has had a an interventionist birth.  
Our courses are detailed below

Banbury, England

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