It devalues the experience of pregnancy and birth to show a pregnant person as simply the pregnant belly. So much of research and medicine sees people as a collection of systems and organs and neglects to consider that all those items belong to a real person with emotions and feelings.
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.
LamazeLIVE! 2018 offers lots of opportunities to learn from leaders in the childbirth education field up close and personal. You do not have to choose which sessions to go to, and worry about missing another equally interesting presentation. Every attendee attends every session.
The World Health Organization just released updated guidelines "WHO recommendations: Intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience" and it is an important 212-page tome. It is full of evidence-based information that can certainly improve maternal-infant care.
Today I would like to share some of my favorite sources for finding suitable active learning activities that I adapt and modify to work with the childbearing year topics that I cover with a variety of audiences.