Learning Objectives

Module 8 Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify conditions for optimal birth experiences in birthing practices for both the mother and prenate
  • Identify and list the impact of hormones, internal chemicals, and potential obstetrical interventions related to the birthing process, related to the maternity system, and how they influence birth outcomes
  • Explain birth trauma and cite circumstances that contribute to birth trauma, identify optimal birth conditions for mother and prenate, and explain birth models that facilitate easier birthing experiences from actual life examples
  • Describe different pre- and perinatal psychology theories, with particular focus on recapitulation, as well as medical, institutional and social practices and attitudes that affect the experiences of pregnant mothers and their unborn or newborn babies