Mindfulness is a new approach to preparing for childbirth that addresses fear and pain may improve self-efficacy in birth, may reduce the use of opiates in labor, and may prevent symptoms of postpartum depression. Lamaze and Mindfulness childbirth education may have a lot in common.
There are many different types of specialty classes that can meet the needs of a variety of populations. One such class that might be very well received in your community is a class just for partners. Here are six great reasons you might want to consider teaching a "partners only" class.
One out of ten fathers experiences mood and anxiety disorders from the first trimester of pregnancy through the first six months of parenthood. Having resources on hand for those who may face this challenge is a key component of childbirth education.
Janelle Durham adds to the "Welcoming All Families" series with a post on how professionals can create a welcoming space for people with disabilities who may be attending their childbirth 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.