INNATE Postpartum Care—Certification Training, is an intensive training for ALL birth and health care professionals who understand the deep need to UPLEVEL the type of postpartum care women currently receive. Postpartum physiology undergirds INNATE’s entire training, offering essential understandings into the requirements necessary for healthy Mothers and families- and thus the requirements necessary in the creation of a thriving human culture.
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for 27 continuing education contact hours, and by the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) for 28 continuing education contact hours.
Ancient postpartum traditions throughout the world—while specific to the cultural context in which they come—all share deep common roots. These postpartum traditions all point to the importance of an extended resting period, warmth, specific foods and bodywork after birth. Many of these traditions also teach that how a mother is cared for during the postpartum time—will profoundly be reflected in her health through menopause and beyond.
These commonalities of postpartum traditions throughout the world are not a coincidence—they are rooted in our physiologic design as humans.
‘Physiologic Birth’ is now understood in the birth community and defined as: “Birth that is powered by the innate human capacity of the woman and fetus. This birth is more likely to be safe and healthy because there is no unnecessary intervention that disrupts normal physiologic processes. Supporting the normal physiologic processes of labor and birth -even in the presence of complications- has the potential to enhance best outcomes for Mother and infant.”
The same physiologic phenomenon is true for the postpartum period. We have a PHYSIOLOGIC design of what our needs are postpartum in order to enhance best outcomes from Mother and infant.
The best outcomes for Mother and infants are not only their capacity to survive, but also their capacity to THRIVE.
We have been surviving as Mothers and infants in modern times—but on a whole we have not been thriving. Maternal health is foundational to society’s health, and so, to tend to children’s health -our future generations- we must begin by tending to the Mothers.
INNATE Postpartum Care emphasizes the ‘WHY’ behind postpartum care. When we understand ‘WHY’ we do something, we understand the reasons and purpose of it. When we understand the reasons and purposes of it, we begin to value it. We come together in INNATE’s trainings to understand ‘WHY’ proper postpartum care assure health and vitality through menopause and beyond. This ‘WHY’ is what has been largely forgotten in modern culture and postpartum care; even when the ‘HOW’ is remembered. When we interweave the ‘WHY’ of postpartum care with the ‘HOW’ to optimally offer this care, the dominant cultural paradigm of ‘proper postpartum care as luxury,’ begins to shift to ‘postpartum care as necessity.’
INNATE Postpartum Care weaves together the teachings of midwifery, the world’s postpartum traditions, and the modern sciences of Epigenetics, Pre and Perinatal Psychology, the Primal Continuum, Psychoneuroimmunology, Woman-Centered Physiology and Anatomy, Somatic Psychology, Neurobiology and much, much more.
Using the female body as a map- beginning at the pelvic floor and ending at the head- we learn about the profound changes that occur through the childbearing continuum, understanding the implications of physiologic appropriate postpartum care- for women’s life-long health.
Postpartum Care as the Foundation of our Social Eco-Systems; Creating a Thriving Human Culture.
MODULE 1: PELVIC FLOOR health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
MODULE 2: UTERINE health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
MODULE 3: ABDOMINAL health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
MODULE 4: BREAST health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
MODULE 5: THROAT health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
MODULE 6: BRAIN AND HORMONAL health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
MODULE 7: THE SOCIAL NERVOUS SYSTEM in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
INNATE Postpartum Care – Certification Training also covers:
INNATE Postpartum Care is in honor of the ancestral wisdom of humanity and dedicated to the future generations. We offer perspective on the postpartum period not found in many of the resources currently available. We understand that traditional medicinal knowledge and practices can create social healing, AND THAT this traditional medicinal knowledge is stored within our blood memory, within the Earth, Air, Water and Fire. The more we heal ourselves—the more ACCESS we have to his knowledge. We understand ancient postpartum traditions are based in our physiologic design, and offer to us a blueprint of everything we need in order to thrive as newborn families.
CERTIFICATION TRAINING is 4-full days of holistic postpartum information PLUS hands-on application of postpartum techniques.
At the 5-day INNATE trainings (which happen only in Taos, New Mexico), a Temazcal/sweatlodge is an optional offering to all participants at the conclusion of the training. The purpose of this ceremony is to take care of ourselves as birth and health care providers. Working with women and families within the childbearing continuum is tremendous work, and requires impeccable management of our own energy. As well, being in these positions of care providers within our own communities REQUIRES of us that we tend to our own healing, so that we may serve in integrity. The Temazcal/Sweatlodge allows us to participate in our own self-care, gain perspective and heal our own birth and lineage traumas, so that we may optimally support women and families in doing the same.
To become CERTIFIED as an INNATE Postpartum Care Provider, the following requirements must be met within 6 months of completion of training:
2018 INNATE TRAINING SCHEDULE:
Effective beginning October 2018: INNATE’s training is increasing in price to a sliding scale of $1077 – $1677
Any amount paid over the baseline of $1077 goes directly into a scholarship fund for birth and health care professionals in need of financial assistance to participate in this ground-breaking training.
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for questions in regards to:
Course purchase is non-refundable. You may gift or sell your space to another participant if you are unable to attend.
2017 INNATE TRAINING SCHEDULE:
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