1. FULL TIME STUDY AND PLACEMENTS 2019

In 2018 we invited 10 FULL TIME  and many part-time students from around the world to attend our learning modules.

The link below will take you to our curriculum, read all of it carefully there is information of our 9 month course and continued education with us.

CLICK HERE to show our curriculum and the dates of upcoming modules!

Each individual module includes 18 hours of quality teaching, attendance of our women’s circle, networking with others passionate about birth and a chance to nurture yourself nurture your self with the many incredible practitioners in the area and a taste of life here at Daaluzoasis. for more practical information do click here: FAQs…

“Meeting Vanessa and the other beautiful Da-a-luz teachers has been like opening a tiny secret door hidden in plain sight. I felt welcome and cocooned by natural wisdom and willing to share with us how she works, with no jealousy, encouraging us to do the same, being brave, true, loving and celebrating mothers and motherhood, stressing out how important is what we do because, yes, birth is a social and political matter and through a birth revolution we can change our world.”

We are working on creating information about each module here.

Give us time we are so busy! So read on and be inspired❤️


ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY. with Hannah Snell

23-24 October & 26 – 30 November 2018.

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We offer a 36 hour course over two weeks to introduce the basics of the body systems pertaining to the pregnancy journey.

To include

  1. The skin.
  2. The digestive system.
  3. The cardiovascular system.
  4. The respiratory system.
  5. The lymphatic system and immunity.
  6. The nervous and endocrine system
  7. The liver.
  8. Reproductive system.
  9. Urinary system.
  10. Hormones of menstruation, pregnancy, labour & breastfeeding.
  11. Embryology

Suitable for those with no prior knowledge.


POSTNATAL CARE with Deborah Rhodes

20th May till 22nd May 2019

Nurturing women & their families during their transition from pregnancy to parenthood is an essential skill of the midwife, but remains uniquely individual to each & every woman. Together we will discover what it means to truly be a postnatal family midwife.

Beginning with understanding the terminologies used after birth & recognising the different facets needed at these moments
Drawing from personal experiences, real life mothers, experienced midwives & doulas we will seek to explore the meaning of this period of time for you as a birth keeper.
Studying the physiology of this time, skills of the role, the parameters of practice you already hold, how you can use these now, develop them further & how to attain new skills desired. Using group work, scenarios & individual study we will reflect on how to achieve our goal to offer true postnatal family care, expressing our thoughts & skills creatively & reaching out to our community through our Bumps & Babies group.

ANTENATAL EDUCATION with Vanessa Brooks
12 /13/14th NOVEMBER 2018

Antenatal education or birth preparation as many know it is an essential skill to learn.

As post modern midwives we will offer continuous care to your clients and the support of a weekly class give you time to prepare families for the journey ahead…the class Vanessa has taught for 20 years is inspiring and works! We will also look at booking clients and being wise around our practice.

in this module you will take home a skill you can put n practice straight away…


 

BREASTFEEDING.with Emily Clarke.

26th February- 5th March

A little about Emily:

I have been a doula, lactation counselor, and breastfeeding educator for more than a decade. After becoming an IBCLC and attaining my master’s degree in maternal-infant health, I became passionate about bringing birth and breastfeeding support to women who struggle for access to basic health care: underprivileged families, refugees, and those living in remote areas. I have discovered that the best way to support these women is through educating the local healers, midwives, and health professionals that work in each community- allowing better access and ensuring culturally appropriate and individualized care. 

This comprehensive breastfeeding class is specifically designed for birth workers- you won’t just gather the information, you will learn how to use your knowledge to teach and counsel the families you work with.

Beginning with the prenatal period, we discuss how to prepare and support women for breastfeeding.  By exploring the impact that birth practices can have on lactation, students learn how to provide care and advocacy during labor and in the immediate postpartum. With activities and engaged teaching, students become familiar with the basic underlying mechanisms of lactation: how milk is made, positioning and latch, and feeding frequency. We discuss the most common concerns and questions that women have about breastfeeding, including: milk supply, thrush, mastitis, cluster and night feeding, inverted or flat nipples, going back to work, and alternate feeding methods. The class is designed so that you and your colleagues can share insight, ask questions, and critically examine common misconceptions during each teaching module.

 


 

Extra Unique Births and Birth Challenges: Deborah Rhodes

11/12/13 March 2019 and 18/19/20 March 2019

Building on the module of Physiological Birth Part I & II we will start to explore births less frequently seen due to an ever continuing medicalisation of maternity care & denial of women’s choices. The unique skills & awareness required to support breech, twins, vaginal birth after ceasarean section (vbac) & post term pregnancies at home will be shared.
Discussing & debating world evidence is crucial in gaining a deeper understanding of where these births are placed in modern society & how we can reclaim traditional midwifery skills in these areas & return the power base firmly back to women & midwives, so to offer safe holistic physiological birth in these extra unique birth situations.
By honouring the physiology of women’s bodies & the birth of their babies challenging situations are greatly reduced but we must also be prepared to support women through medical challenges.
We will discover why certain situations may be more likely to occur, how to use foresight & pre-planning to support you & what additional skills will aid you in resolving challenges.
Areas to be studied will include assistance at a breech birth, shoulder dystocia, antepartum haemorrhage, Group B Strep, cord prolapse, post partum haemorrhage, neonatal resuscitation, maternal resuscitation & when additional support &/or transfer to hospital is needed. Challenges are rare but can be very emotionally distressing when occur for all involved. We will also look at de-briefing strategies, family support, self care & ongoing education.