Please join me in wishing Penny Simkin a happy birthday and a huge thank you for her contributions to the birth world for the past 50 years.
Before we say goodbye to November and Prematurity Awareness Month, I would like to introduce the November 2017 Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators activity idea that helps families to understand all that is happening at the end of pregnancy that impact the labor and the baby.
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.
Sharon Muza curates a collection of valuable and free online videos that childbirth educators can use in classes in support of healthy and safe birth. Are your favorites among her list?
Childbirth educators, we have a problem. When ACOG changed the definition of the start of active labor from 4 cm to 6 cm of dilation, we failed to change our collective thinking about how we interpret and teach the phases of labor in our childbirth classes.