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Module 3: Pregnancy labour, birth

Family Centred Osteopathy CPD

A family-centred programme for the continued professional development for osteopaths, based in Norfolk, UK.

Osteopathy during pregnancy

Module 3: Pregnancy labour, birth

Integrated fluid systems during pregnancy, labour & birth

  • Developing knowledge of maternal physiological changes during pregnancy. 
  • A palpatory experience of body fluids in motion through different body systmes in relationship to gestation.
  • Experience of embryonic motion of mother which is expressed in gestational transitions, and as preparation and ignition for labour & birth.
  • Fetal expression of embryonic motion with primitive reflexes for growth, presentation, labour ignition & birth.
  • Placenta development & birth.
  • 15 hours CPD per module

Weekend Timetable

Saturday and Sunday
Start    9.30
Lunch 12.30-2
Finish  5.30

Patient Clinic

Saturday 4pm Demonstration with patient/s by presenter
Sunday 2.30-3.30 Participants practice with patient/s

References for further reading

Blackburn ST, 2007, Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Physiology - A Clinical Perspective, 3rd Ed, Saunders Elsèvier, Missouri

Downe S (Ed), 2004, Normal Childbirth: evidence and debate, Churchill Livingstone, London

Kitzinger S,1997, The New Pregnancy and Childbirth, Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London

Morgan A, 2010, Healthy Pregnancy: A practical guide for health professionals, Clan Press, Norfolk

Odent M, 2003, Birth and Breastfeeding: rediscovering the needs of women during pregnancy and childbirth, Clairview Books, Temple Lodge Publishing, East Sussex

Sills F, 2009, Being and Becoming, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA

Stables D, 2000, Physiology in Childbearing with anatomy and related biosciences, Bailliere Tindall, London

Yates S, 2010, Pregnancy and childbirth, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, London

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