This in-depth class digs into the role of language from pre-conception through postpartum. We lay a groundwork in understanding theories of language, then talk about fertility, pregnancy, birth, high-risk situations, hospital birth, language and comfort measures, the postpartum period, and PMADs.


This is NOT a course where I'll give you a list of things you should and shouldn't say to your clients.


This IS:


-An in-depth 8-hr course, full of learning about the power of language, with some nerdy intros to applied linguistics theories and their birthy application.

-A chance to reflect on language commonly used during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

-An opportunity to consider the role that words play in the varied and unique lived experiences of our clients.

-Plenty of opportunities to practice being more intentional with using words that center our clients as life-givers.

-An invitation to commit to choosing language that empowers others through their childbearing journey.


Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Part 1: Groundwork
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  Part 2: Language and Fertility/Pregnancy
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  Part 3: The Language of Birth
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  Part 4: Hospital Birth
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  Part 5: Language and Comfort Measures
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  Part 6: High-Responsibility Births
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  Part 7: Language and the Postpartum Period
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  Conclusion and Reflection, Glossary, and References
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