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o : ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au 11 January 2007 • 12:33PM -0500

[ozmidwifery] How do you deal with your fustrations?
by Dan & Rachael Austin

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I'm emailing again because I don't think the email I wrote yesterday went through?  At least I didn't get it on my computer.

To help me deal with my frustrations, so to speak, I am contemplating doing some more study so that I can do some  independent antenatal education.  I would love some advice and guidance from the wise ladies/men on this list please.  A bit of history about me.  I live rurally and have a 6 week oldbaby and a 3y.o, and I am tandem breastfeeding them.  I would prefer something that I could study from home, but am prepared to travel if necessary.  I have found these courses, but would like to know what else is available, so that I can enrol in the best or most suitable course for me at this stage in my life.  As far as I'm aware there is no one who does independent childbirth education in any form in this district or surrounding districts, so I'd have potential to start a business, at least one that is child friendly and I can pick and choose my own hours..oh and no one staff politics!.  Like many of you have said working in a hospital setting no longer appeals to me whatsoever. I'd love to work with a MIPP to gain experience as I've only not long graduated my GD of midwifery, but there is no one around this area as I said before., so to make the most of my suitation i think this is a good idea...So tell me what courses are there avaibable, what courses/studies have you done? These are the ones I've looked into.

Graduate Diploma in Childbirth Education  (not available as far as I'm aware)
Master of Midwifery.
Hypnobirthing Practitioner training
Calmbirthing practitioner training
ICEA: CBE course
Bradely Method
ABA community educator course
IBLCE lactaion course
Natural Birth Education & Research Center: G.D (or G.C) of natural birth
Infant Massage Instructor training

Over time I would love to do a number of these to cater to the wide and varying needs of childbearing women and their families. But for now, I'd love to hear some advice and recommendations from you! PLEASE!!

TIA,
Rachael

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