Amazing Lamaze educator Mallory Emerson is back again this month with a creative and fun "Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators" activity that effectively teaches the events of late pregnancy with some anatomy, hormones and more thrown in, all wrapped up with a lot of interactivity and fun.
As childbirth educators and birth professionals, we can do a small but important part to make all of the people in our classes feel comfortable and welcome. Using gender-neutral language is something we can do to welcome gender-diverse people.
When it comes to birth, the brain isn’t far away. Utilizing novel activities peaks people’s attention. Playing with small toys, shaping Play-Doh, or eating a sweet treat couples a creative activity with a meaningful message – and families are more likely to remember the main idea.
As childbirth educators, we are aware that even in a class of what we believe to be first-time expectant parents, there will likely be some class members who have experienced a loss of a previous pregnancy or even a stillbirth or infant loss after birth.
In new research, researchers concluded that explained some of the observed benefits of human milk at the breast/chest for human babies—the biological norm reduces stress hormones and the impact they can have on the body.