This class focuses on body mechanics and techniques to help birth doulas work smart and not hard while using hands-on techniques with clients. We'll walk you through some of the most common techniques and positions and show you how to use body weight, rather than force, to create more comfort, effectiveness, and/or duration for hands-on techniques. We'll also cover how to coach partners to also use better body mechanics to reduce fatigue and injury at their birth. Opportunities for coaching on individual concerns can also be accommodated during this class.
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Approved ICEA contact hours for HANDS ON BODY MECHANICS FOR LONGEVITY-Pending Approval
The Simkin Center Workshop Hands on Body Mechanics for Longevity will betaught by DONA International-approved trainers whose leadership is recognized in our professional maternity and childbirth communities.
Laurie Levy, MA, LMP, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, has been a birth doula since 2001 and a doula trainer for DONA International since 2015. She is a licensed massage therapist specializing in the perinatal period and injury treatment, and an instructor of human anatomy and physiology. Laurie brings her love of the amazing human body to all her classes.
Kim James, ICCE, LCCE, CLE, BDT(DONA) is a senior instructor and faculty leader. She is a DONA International-approved birth doula trainer and an internationally certified childbirth educator through ICEA and Lamaze International. Kim serves on the Education Committee at DONA International.