Amazing Lamaze educator Mallory Emerson is back again this month with a creative and fun "Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators" activity that effectively teaches the events of late pregnancy with some anatomy, hormones and more thrown in, all wrapped up with a lot of interactivity and fun.
When it comes to birth, the brain isn’t far away. Utilizing novel activities peaks people’s attention. Playing with small toys, shaping Play-Doh, or eating a sweet treat couples a creative activity with a meaningful message – and families are more likely to remember the main idea.
This month's Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators post is all about positions that a laboring person can use during the first stage (labor) part of birth. Learn about UFOs for labor (upright, forward-leaning and open) in this class activity.
This month's Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators idea is a bit on the creative side. Some people are crafty enough and have the skill and know-how to crochet and/or knit items that can be used in childbirth classes.
This class activity is the perfect opportunity for partners to develop a deeper understanding of how the birthing person might be feeling and be ready with a helpful response when they say something unexpected. Try it out!