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Maternal and Infant Care CERTIFICATE

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DISCOUNT ENDS 3 October– payment buttons at bottom of page.

COURSE STARTS 1 OCTOBER 2021 – you can continue to join until November, but the discount ends 3 October.

PRACTICAL SESSIONS IN DIPLOMA ARE IN 2022.

This programme has an extensive library of content, and is supported by tutorials delivered live / in person on zoom, and also has practical days associated with it, which are accompanied / preceded by videos. You can join the meetings, watch the recordings, undertake the assignment if you wish (or not!), and gain an in depth understanding of neuroscience, polyvagal, autonomic, endocrine immune, bonding, self and coregulation issues, anatomy, biomechanics, and all sorts of things to do with the way mums and the their babies move through in intrauterine period, through birth and beyond, and try to establish their bonds, their rhythms and their feeding and settling relationships.

This course embeds the Obstetrics CPD series, some of the Paeds CPD series, and the Life Sucks! lactation and infant feeding CPD series and the Rhythms talks, hat are found on osteobitesize.com, but then adds to both of them significantly. These rhythms, arousal, tone, motor-sensory integration, balance and developmental issues, plus primitive reflexes and issues of regulation are all deeply explored from a perspective that relates to osteopathic practice and is woven into a consideration of how to apply all this science and experience into something that supports mother and child. Its highly clinically oriented and will allow you do synthesize your own approach and determine how you can begin or further your journey in supporting mums and their infants. This course is not tied to any paradigm such as the involuntary mechanism, and accordingly can explore many more relevant aspects of science and related evidence, and links many conditions of infancy such as unsettledness, poor bonding, birth stress, maternal distress, infant moulding and movement issues and dynamics of fatigue, stress and nutrition in both.

The basics of the course are contained in a general lecture and resources package, which is laid out in 24 modules – see below, and then adds material each month. The programme will guide you through all this material and the regular monthly meetings will support you in your journey, allow you to ask questions and to explore various cases. The Certificate programme specifically challenges osteopaths to think how they can integrate with midwives and lactation consultants and how interdisciplinary communication and interaction can be improved.

This is a huge resource for all things mum and bub, and looks at a whole range of osteopathic approaches and concepts for the care of mum through pregnancy, pain, movement and posture, general pregnancy ailments and problems, preparation for labour and delivery, post partum care, recovery from tissue injury and  returning to function, breastfeeding and settling into the new family role and dynamics..  For both it covers the materno-foetal interaction and which is so important – showing how their journey together through pregnancy, birth and beyond sets the scene for some many ‘presentations’. For the babies it covers infant birth trauma, infant pain, unsettledness, autonomics, arousal, moulding, intraosseous strain, movement dynamics, neurosensory integration, feeding, ears, breathing, digestion, development, motor coordination, growth, red flags, risk assessment, examination and treatment considerations and loads more.  Long term access to online resources.

FORMAT – 3 SEMESTERS OF 3 MONTHS – each month covers a range of this material below, in ‘chronological order’ and then brings clinical context, examination and assessment routines / videos, case discussions and troubleshooting, and more. You can do fully online, or attend the paediatrics assessment routines workshop dates at a discounted additional fee IF YOU DONT WANT TO TAKE THE FULLL DIPLOMA – WHICH INCLUDES 5 SESSIONS OF 3 DAYS OF PRACTICALS – 15 DAYS (Please note, the fees / costs on this page are for the fully online version of the Certificate only. (THE BROCHRE HAS ALL THE DETAILS OF THESE PRACTICAL DATES. ).

PICTOGRAM OF CONTENTS – FOR MORE DETAILS (IN LONG HAND!) KEEP SCROLLING……………………

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CERTIFICATE IN THE CARE OF MOTHER AND INFANT.

CONTENTS of the resources and lectures part IN DETAIL:

This CPD course contains a series of 24 modules . The content of each module is outlined below:

Module 1: Physiology of pregnancy

This module consists of a 1 hour 31 min lecture.

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes only ) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture
  • 1 link to article for further reading

Module 2: General tissue and fluid changes relating to pregnancy and manual therapy

This module contains a 15 min video.

Module 3: Issues of risk, stages of pregnancy, contra-indications, roles and boundaries, imaging and screening factors

This module contains two videos to watch with a total viewing time of  28 min.

plus:

  • 1 link to an article for further reading

Module 4: Biomechanics in pregnancy

This module contains a 3-part lecture: Part 1: 28 min, Part 2: 1 hour 29 min, Part 3: 40 min

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  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 30 links to articles/resources for further reading)  and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture
  • 1 link to article for further reading

Module 5: Orthopaedic and tissue strain issues in pregnancy

This module contains 2 lectures; Lecture 1:  1 hour 19 min   and Lecture 2 : 43 min. Plus four supplementary videos with a total viewing time of 23 min.

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lectures  ( notes plus 10 links to articles/resources for further reading)  and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lectures
  • 6 links to further articles/resources

Module 6: Maternal-foetal interactions and optimal foetal positioning

This module consists of a 2 hour 2 min lecture plus a 4 min supplementary video.

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 30+  links to articles/resources for further reading)  and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture
  • 2  links to  articles/resources for further reading

Module 7: Breech, cephalic, and other positions and implications for change

This module consists of a 1 hour lecture plus three supplementary videos with a total viewing time of 60 min.

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 12  links to articles/resources for further reading)and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture
  • 2  links to  articles/resources for further reading

Module 8: Physiological ‘complications’ of pregnancy – can osteopathy help?

This module consists of 1 lecture

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  • 2 links to further resources

Module 9: Pelvic floor and coccyx in pregnancy

This module consists of a 1 hour 4 min lecture plus two short helpful videos for patients.

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  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 4  links to articles/resources  for further reading plus 17 anatomy hyperlinks )and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture
  • 4  links to  articles/resources for further reading

Module 10 : Preparation for labour and delivery – and the normal dynamics of delivery

This module consists of a 3-part lecture: Part 1: 13 min, Part 2: 48 min, Part 3: 17 min. Plus two supplementary videos with a total viewing time of 4 min.

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 17  links to articles/resources for further reading) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture
  • 2 links to articles for further reading

Module 11: Labour and delivery related trauma and tissue damage, and initial recovery, maternal mental health and bondingThis module consists of two lectures: lecture 1: 1 hour 27 min, lecture 2: 1 hour 6 min. Plus three short supplementary videos of approximately 5 min.

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lectures  ( notes plus 13  links to articles/resources for further reading) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lectures
  • 2 links to further resources

Module 12: Breastfeeding and other infant feeding issues

This module consists of a 2 hour 28 min lecture.

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 24  links to articles/resources for further reading) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture

Module 13: The post partum body and restoration of cavitiesThis module contains two lectures: lecture 1 : 1 Hour 43 min, lecture 2: 28 min

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 7  links to articles/resources for further reading) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture

Module 14: Paeds SectionThis module consists of 7 links to articles /further resources for participants  to pursue.Module 15: Intra-uterine dynamicsThis module consists of a lecture of 1 hour 27 min

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 28  links to articles/resources for further reading) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture
  • audio track of lecture
  • 2 links to further resources

Module 16:  Birth dynamics, initial primitive reflexesThis module consists of a 2 hour 28 min lecture. Plus a 5 min supplementary video.

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  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 22  links to articles/resources for further reading and viewing) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture
  • 7 links to further resources

Module 17: The dynamic cranium and issues for assessment of the head and body

This module consists of a lecture of 1 hour 49 min, plus 2 supplementary videos of approximately 5 min. Plus 3 technique videos with a total viewing time of approximately 5 min .

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 15  links to articles/resources for further reading and viewing) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture
  • 3 links to further resources

Module 18: Maturity, autonomics, physiology, homeostasis

This module consists of a 2 hour 34 min lecture, plus a 10 min talk through video by Caroline on meconium. Plus 5 supplementary videos of approximately 25 min total viewing time.

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 32  links to articles/resources for further reading and viewing) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture
  • 11 links to further resources and recommended further reading

Module 19: Arousal, sleep, communication and bonding, implications for motor toneThis module consists of a 2 hour 22 min lecture

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  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 47  links to articles/resources for further reading and viewing) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture
  • 3 links to further resources and recommended further reading

Module 20: Infant pain and unsettledness

This module consists of a 1 hour 30 min lecture plus 1 hour 15 min supplementary video.

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 37  links to articles/resources for further reading ) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture
  • 7 links to further resources and recommended further reading

Module 21: Infant suck and latch, breastfeeding issues and tongue tie

This module consists of a 2 hour 43 min lecture plus 3 short supplementary videos.

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 35  links to articles/resources for further reading ) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lecture links to further resources and recommended further reading
  • 5 links to articles and further resources

Module 22: Infant ‘colic’, visceral dynamics in babies and toddlers, EENT and immunityThis module consists of a 3-part lecture: Part 1: 4 hours 8  min, Part 2: 1 hour 27 min, Part 3: 2 hours 11 min plus 3 supplementary videos with a total viewing time of 14 min plus 2 technique videos.

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 30+  links to articles/resources for further reading ) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lectures links to further resources and recommended further reading
  • 7 links to articles and further resources

Module 23:  Head shapes, moulded babies, torticolis and hipsThis module consists of a 3 hour 6 min lecture plus 3 supplementary videos with a total viewing time of 10 min plus 2 technique videos of approximately 5 min.

plus:

  • downloadable handouts of  the lecture  ( notes plus 30  links to articles/resources for further reading ) and an online viewable slideshow of all the powerpoint slides of the lectures links to further resources and recommended further reading
  • 3 links to articles and further resources

Module 24: Development of structure, motor-sensory integration, general assessment of MSS

This module consists of a 2 -part lecture : Part 1: 2 hour 55 min, Part 2: 2 hour 12 min plus 3 supplementary videos of approximately 17 min total viewing time.

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  • 8 links to articles/resources for further reading

Certificate / Diploma / Collegiate

These are a new and exciting set of programmes where mums and babies are considered together, and are not ‘separated out’ into either just women’s health issues or paediatrics.  It is impossible to care for new mums or their babies without considering them together, as one, and this unique course offers an extensive programme about maternal and infant care.

The Collegiate programmes are for experience practitioners who want to delve deeper and contribute more fully to their patients and to the profession.

PAYMENT FOR THE CERTIFICATE – £650 – DISCOUNT PRICE, ENDS 3 OCTOBER, 2021:

PAYPAL OPTION:

STRIPE OPTION.