This class will be released in August 2020, but you can preorder now!
8+ hours of instruction and activities for you to gain an understanding of basic linguistic concepts and theories and their application to the perinatal period. We'll reflect on the language we use and learn, discuss, and practice using intentionally empowering language for a better birth.
What is Linguistics?
Speech Act Theory
Complexities of Communication (Intro to Birth Words for Birthworkers)
Language and Fertility/Pregnancy:
The Role of Language in Assisted Fertility
The Role of Language in Miscarriage
The Role of Language in Pregnancy
Language and Birth Preparation:
Supporting Clients with Positive Birth Language
Listening to Underlying Beliefs and Aligning with Client Preferences Informed Choice
Agentive Birthgiver Language
Choosing Our Language to Positively Impact the Birth Space
Hospital Birth: Navigating a Dual-Discourse System
Empowered Language in the Hospital Setting
An Ethnographic Approach to Hospital Birth
Language and Comfort Measures:
Imagery and Visualizations
What is a High-Responsibility Birth?
Language and Postpartum Identity
Language and Healing after a Traumatic Birth
Language and PMADs
***This is a continuing education course for birth professionals, NOT a doula training. In this workshop, we focus specifically on the power of our words in supporting our clients.