Most of us understand that the term “Integrative Medicine” means natural, complementary, and alternative wellness care. But what of “Maternity Integrative Healthcare” (aka “Perinatal Integrative Medicine”)? What do you know about that as Birth Practitioners? What wellness products, services, therapies and modalities can you knowledgeably and confidently recommend as safe and beneficial?
We should all know this information because it fundamentally forms the holistic “Art” of maternity healthcare (as opposed to the medical “Science” of maternity healthcare women are currently drowning in). For most women their maternity journey should be a natural normal non-traumatic life-enhancing serious of events, devoid of serious medical complications and dramatic emergency deliveries. And increasingly women know this, and are demanding this.
From numerous studies performed all over the world, research consistently concludes, that regardless of country or demographic or race or education or fiscal security/insecurity – around two-thirds of ALL expectant mothers, globally, intentionally opt to use complementary or alternative Integrative Medicine during their pregnancy. Women themselves WANT natural, and for most their goal is NORMAL. However, few feel confident to discuss their perinatal integrative medicine usage decisions with their modern Midwife, let alone their mainstream orthodox ObGyn.
Why? Because intuitively they know that discussing naturopathic remedies with health professionals who are not trained in naturopathy, will typically receive derisive fear-based reactions, stemming from a complete lack of formal education in PIM (perinatal integrative medicine) on the part of the Midwife/OB.
Under Kathy’s role as founding director of IIMHCO [Intl Integrative Maternity HealthCare Org] who are global thought-leaders on PIM, they have pioneered leading-edge holistic maternal and neonatal integrative wellness healthcare guidance, to empower Birth Practitioners worldwide, to feel able to empower their pregnant/laboring/postpartum clients to confidentially embrace their own integrative healthcare, to support preventing complex pregnancies, and support preventing labor complications. During this workshop you will become experienced in using the Birth Practitioner handbook guide – knowledge is power … and your enhanced knowledge can enhance your client’s power.
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|File type||File name||Number of pages|
|Manual - Integrative Maternity Health Care (1.7 MB)||33 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Handout - Organic Childbirth (5.8 MB)||8 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|eBook - Oh Mama...Perinatal Integrative Healthcare (2.7 MB)||274 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Kathy Fray, Midwife/Author/Perinatal Integrative Healthcare Thought-Leader, has been New Zealand’s #1 best-selling birth, babies and motherhood author since 2005. Kathy is a senior Midwife, who has “by default” specialized in Natural Labor for Normal Birth, with complex higher-risk cohorts (producing impressive outcomes statistically). Kathy is also managing director of the MotherWise resources (creators of the advanced prenatal online education MotherWise.App), and she is the founding director of IIMHCO (Intl Integrative Maternity HealthCare Org) who are global thought-leaders on Perinatal Integrative Medicine.
Financial: Kathy Fray is the managing director of the www.MothersWise.com resources and receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kathy Fray is the voluntary founding director of www.IIMHCO.com [Intl Integrative Maternity HealthCare Org] and is co-creator of the voluntary Facebook pay-it-forward forum "Ask the Maternity Guru's".
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