April the giraffe’s birth experience provides some wonderful teaching moments to discuss the natural, physiologic process of birth. The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices are remarkably similar to the common sense circumstances under which April birthed. Debby Amis shares what we can learn.
Today's childbirth educator needs to be informed, prepared to answer questions and have some resources in their pocket for more information on the Zika virus if needed. Here is the most recent Zika update.
"Giving Birth with Confidence" is jam-packed with common sense information backed up by the most current research. Giving Birth with Confidence helps families to understand the process of pregnancy, birth and the first days and weeks of caring for a newborn. An expectant family must have!
The "Plickers" tool in the classroom is attractive to millennials, provides a fun way to keep learners engaged and offers your classes instant feedback on the topics you are covering. Additionally, it is virtually free! This is truly a Brilliant Activity for Birth Educators!
ACOG's new committee opinion - "Approaches to Limit Interventions During Labor and Birth" goes a long way toward helping to improve birth outcomes. Penny Simkin discusses what seems to be missing - role quality prenatal education class can play in improving maternal infant outcomes.