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Birth Support Skills for Couples


Mon 11 Jul 2016, 6:15pm–7:30pm

Where: Rangiora Hospital, 161 Ashley Street, Rangiora, Waimakariri

Restrictions: M

Listed by: Marina Locke

This workshop will introduce couples to massage and positioning skills and strategies to manage the birthing process. Studies have shown that when these strategies are applied during the birthing process the following was noted:
- Increased motor relaxation in the labouring woman
- Reduction in the mother’s experience of depression, anxiety and pain
- Decreased agitated activity
- More positive facial expressions
- Partners felt calmer

Any healthy pregnant may attend. Partners or support person optional. Contact to register please.