The grief of losing a child during pregnancy or after birth runs deep and hard for the person who is or was pregnant. It is important to also recognize that the nonpregnant person also has experienced a loss & has to deal with their own grief, as well as supporting the emotions of their partner.
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.
Researchers are discovering and learning more about the components of breastmilk all the time and identifying the function of all the unique ingredients. This activity is a very simple and effective way to visually demonstrate what are the ingredients in both breastmilk and formula.
Childbirth professionals have many opportunities to help Black families and Black lactation consultants. Today's blog offers some suggestions on action steps you can take now. Join us in supporting Black Breastfeeding Week 2017.