Full Spectrum Miscarriage and Loss for Midwiveswith Molly Dutton-Kenny + Guests
Feel Grounded and Fearless in Loss Support!
All too often midwives, birth workers, and other support people feel totally unequipped to deal with complex reproductive losses. As such, when faced with these losses, many do very little by way of
Supporting loss is not that hard and is a learned skill just like anything else in midwifery. In this
Designed for midwives, but open to anyone, this 10 week class explores the overarching similarities and big picture of reproductive losses, the physiology of what happens to the body through different losses, practical steps for preparing bodies for a loss and helping heal afterwards, facilitation methods with a focus on the home setting including herbs, medications, and extractions, as well as a glimpse into hospital-based management, appropriate
More specifically this class explore the following losses:
– early abortion
– early miscarriage
– chemical pregnancy
– ectopic pregnancy
– molar pregnancy
– later abortions
– later miscarriages
– pregnancy after loss
+ room for individual exploration of topics and additional independent research.
By the end of the
What You Will Discover
– Build working knowledge around the following types of losses/experiences/anomalies: ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, early abortion, early miscarriage, chemical pregnancy, late miscarriage, stillbirth, and infertility (absence as a loss).
– Understand how to practically support clients through logistical needs and navigate the systems around them, or not, in these losses.
– Understand allopathic and holistic treatment and facilitation options for losses.
– Understand key connecting factors between all losses and key differences between each.
– Understand lab work, ultrasound, and clinical assessments related to losses, and what to do with this information if you have it.
– Identify ways to care for the body to prepare for a loss when a loss is anticipated.
– Identify ways to care for a body after a loss for healing, reconciliation, and reclamation.
– Support a return to fertility after
– Reflect on personal and professional losses and coping mechanisms you employ as a midwife
– Develop strategies for self-care when working with
– Explore advocacy, activism, and community support opportunities for you as a midwife to support your broader community in their losses, abortions, and fertility challenges.
– Develop handouts, resource sheets, and support lists for clients experiencing loss in your area.
Course Starts July 12th
Full Spectrum Miscarriage and Loss for Midwives
To work on the thresholds of life is to accompany clients through all possible outcomes in their engagement with fertility, conception, and pregnancy. While a portion of pregnancies will end in live birth, a larger portion will end in some sort of loss or anomaly: be it abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, infertility, and other experiences. A midwife or companion should be
Note: this course is abortion-positive. We understand not every student may feel
(Required donation is $249)