Decrease the Risks of Miscarriage and Cesarean Birth
Instructor: Nicole Tucker, C.A., C.R.

Education: 2 Continuing Education Units
Class Type: Holistic and Natural Health Student

Course Overview

In this course, we will explore how miscarriages and cesarean births can affect the physical health and psychological of the woman (and her baby). We will examine key, powerful changes she can implement to assist carrying full-term till the birthing process. Areas from dietary lifestyle, hormonal support to womb and emotional/spiritual healing will be presented as focal points to wellness and balance.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss. This can have a devastating effect on families as they anticipate the joy of conception and a full-term birth. Hormonal problems, lifestyle (smoking, malnutrition), reproductive challenges, maternal and paternal age are cited as some of the possible causes. In addition to the physical possibilities, becoming aware of the emotional sources places mothers and fathers-to-be at an advantage. This awareness broadens their capacity to connect to the reason and purpose of their miscarriage and how to prevent future miscarriages.

The same holds true for experiencing a cesarean (c-section) birth. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the rate of c-sections should not exceed 15% in any country. This percentage has grown in different parts of the world, for example; 25% in Latin America and the USA, and 46% in China. This may be due to physical challenges and/or request by the mothers. There is a growing trend in requesting a c-section due to fear of fully-experiencing one's body and emotions and/or due to the body's lack of complete healing from a previous c-section.