June 22, 2022
Are You Sharing these Six Valuable Parent-Focused Lamaze Resources with the Families You Work With?
By: Sharon Muza, BS, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE | 0 Comments
In addition to useful resources for childbirth educators, Lamaze International offers some key resources for parents. Today is an opportunity to double check that the resources you are providing to the families in your classes include these six valuable parent-centered tools that Laaze International offers to parents.
Giving Birth with Confidence Blog
This consumer blog is published three times a week and covers all the topics from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond in a friendly, easy to read format. Blog posts speak to the subjects that families are most concerned about and provide additional information and resources for those who want more information. Parents can also subscribe to the blog to get the newest posts dropping into their inbox when they go live. A search function lets families pull info on the topics they are most interested in. Access Giving Birth with Confidence here.
Week by Week Pregnancy Newsletter
No matter where someone is in their pregnancy, it is never too late to sign up for Lamaze International’s Week by Week Pregnancy Newsletter and immediately start receiving relevant and easy to read emails specific to each person’s gestation. Filled with fun and useful content, the emails help folks both understand what they can expect each week as well as prepare for what’s to come. Consider signing up yourself so you can speak definitely about the value that parents receive from this free content.
Lamaze YouTube Channel
Short but relevant videos on Lamaze International’s Six Healthy Birth Practices, lactation, and more are available for viewing from this YouTube channel. It even includes 8 videos available with subtitles for people who speak Mandarin. A great tool for educators using the flipped classroom approach and a valuable resource for families.
Find a Local Class
Families can search for local childbirth classes taught by Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators in their community. Should you be contacted by someone who is not local to you, this is a handy way to help them find what they are looking for close to them. This is also a good opportunity to remind you to make sure your profile is up to date and includes a link to your website and current contact info so that people can find you when they are looking to prepare for a baby! You ca specify that you are teaching both virtual and in person classes too!
Lamaze International maintains a curated list of useful links to perinatal organizations that the families in your classes will find useful. You can easily include this link in the resources that you share with families in your community.
The Lamaze Podcast spotlights educators, families and perinatal experts from around the world to talk about healthy birth practices, advocacy, pregnancy, birth and current issues. For parents who like to learn through podcasts, this resource lets them listen and learn while on the go.
Lamaze International is a remarkable organization that is relevant to perinatal professionals and families, with information, resources and tools that promote a safe and healthy birth. Make sure you are sharing these parent resources with your class members so they are prepared and ready to meet their baby and get through the early weeks.
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