April is Cesarean Awareness Month and today's Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators post closes out the month with an activity designed to help families distinguish between "hard" and "soft" reasons for a cesarean birth.
Families want to understand the importance of Healthy Birth Practice #5 and to experience physiological pushing in an upright position. To increase awareness of what that might look like in a variety of positions, and provide the families in my classes a quick cheat sheet, I created this activity.
These little houses were the perfect opportunity for a matching game activity that got families thinking about what could/would make their birth experience more comfortable, painful or fearful. Another in the Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators Series.
Talking about feelings is a skill that serves people well at all stages of their life. LCCE Mallory Emerson introduces us to the January Brilliant Activites for Birth Educators idea that helps facilitate conversations from the heart about the emotions surrounding pregnancy, birth, and parenting.
This month's Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators' ideas are courtesy of contributor Stacie Bingham, LCCE, CD(DONA), CBS(LER). I consider Stacie to be an absolute genius with teaching props and she passed on these suggestions when I inquired what she likes to purchase at the Dollar Store.