Postnatal Classes and Pelvic Floor Exercising (ILV)

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Course lecturer:

 Yvonne Schelander , BSc
Course numberB3.06690.50.040
Course codeRbGym
Curriculum2016
Semester of degree program Semester 5
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
SPPW1,5
ECTS credits1,0
Language of instruction German

Insight in various methods, materials and tools for course design, introduction to health promotion offers by midwives, group concepts of empowerment and support

RESG, REGWB, RESGW, RASG, BP 1-4, MEDG-1 - 3, PSHEB-1, PSHEB-2

According to European Union Standards for Nursing and Midwifery (Vgl. FH-Heb-AV StF: BGBl. II Nr. 1/2006 (Version 2016)) preventive medicine is a part of midwifery work.
To prevent prolapses in elderly women as well as to minimize perineal tears in childbirth, it is important for women to focus on pelvic floor throughout their whole lives. Midwives shall remind women of preventive measures they can take during pregnancy and post partum to maintain well-woman health.
During this class students shall learn different preventive measures like Kegel exercises, breathing tecniques, relaxation, everyday behavior and measurement for optimal wound healing after perineal injury. Theoretical background like pelvic floor anatomyand diagnosis and treatment of incontinence is a part of this class. Students shall be able to pepare their own prenatal or post partum class after completing this course.

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Tanzberger, Renate Wilke-Kaltenbach, Gitta (2009). Der Beckenboden - Funktion, Anpassung und Therapie: das Tanzberger-Konzept. München: Elsevier, Urban & Fischer.

Integrated Course (ILV) (compulsory): Lecture, practical exercises, groups, texts