Birth Cartography Training
Mothers, their partner and their care providers benefit from Birth Cartography. Birth Cartography is a process of creating The Birth Map which provides the framework from which to work, giving the care provider confidence that the client has been truly informed. The Care Provider is an active participant in the process, encouraging questions and answering them as best they can. The Birth Map document is based on the discussions had, and is a record of informed decisions. This has legal weight. Birth Cartography Training gives care providers the skills to support this process, placing women in a led role. Care providers seeking to embrace woman-centred approaches will be enriched and strengthened by this training.
Case by case care, rather than 'standard' care is more respectful and evidenced-based. Studies support this approach, showing better outcomes for mothers and babies
More Relaxed Birth
Birth Cartography means all the processing has been done in advance. The Birth Map contains the clients Informed Decisions for various options. Feeling safe, supported and understood, reduces fear and anxiety, helping to facilitate the hormones for a relaxed birth.
With the client at the centre, uninterrupted, you will work with her birth support to provide the care she needs. You will know that her support is well prepared and able to care for the non-medical elements of the birth, knowing that your role is understood and incorporated. By working together, especially in a busy hospital, this improves the experience for everyone.
Truly Informed Clients
Birth Cartography means that the client has covered a full range of possibilities, drawing on several resources and applying the information to personal circumstances. This means you can be sure the client has provided truly informed consent or refusal.
No Stressful on-the-spot Decisions
The Birth Map provides Informed Decisions for various pathways. Should the client need to divert to a contingency plan, this will be done smoothly and without the stress and confusion of an 'on-the-spot' decision with limited time and information.