In a new working paper, The Effect of an Increase in Lead in the Water System on Fertility and Birth Outcomes: The Case of Flint, Michigan, researchers explored the effects of drinking the Flint River water (with its increased levels of lead) on fertility and birth outcomes.
September’s Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators offers a great introductory mindfulness activity that childbirth educators can do with their class families. Mindfulness can be a helpful tool that parents can easily add to their toolbox.
A study published in May 2017 examined the impact of a childbirth education course based on mindfulness principles on the pain experienced during childbirth and the ability to handle that pain on a physiological level as well as adjust to the postpartum period.
This month's Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators involves a teaching prop that can serve many purposes. If you are a childbirth educator like me you thrive on having exciting, effective teaching aids that reinforce your learning objectives and make things fun for the families in your classes.
This month’s Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators honors International Doula Month with an activity that reinforces Lamaze Healthy Birth Practice #3 - Bring a loved one, friend or doula for continuous support.