University of Technology Sydney

92680 Optimising Physiological Processes in Childbearing

6cp; 5hpw, blended
Requisite(s): 92675 Midwifery Practice 3: Working with a Woman who has a Complex Pregnancy
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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This subject enables students to understand how midwifery skills and knowledge may optimise physiological processes and positive experiences in labour and birth for all women, including those with complex pregnancies. This involves understanding how altering the birth environment, enabling freedom of movement and using appropriate language can positively affect the course of labour and birth. It also articulates how place of birth and models of care can affect labour and birth processes, outcomes and experiences.

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