This month’s Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators’ teaching idea offers a fun opportunity for expectant families to consider and discuss what labor might be like for them. In addition to providing insight into their own expectations, it is an opportunity for a rich class discussion as well. Long time educator and author, Janelle Durham, originally shared this “Labor Words” idea on her website Transition to Parenthood. To find all of the Brilliant Activities for Birth Educator teaching ideas, follow this link.
One of the valuable benefits for Lamaze International members is a subscription to Lamaze International's official journal - The Journal of Perinatal Childbirth Education (JPE), whose mission is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles and evidence-based, practical resources that childbirth educators and other health care professionals can use to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their care or teaching to prepare expectant parents for birth.
Consider joining Lamaze International to receive this member benefit along with other perks. There is value and benefit to all birth professionals. This quarter's publication is, as usual, chock full of useful information. Read the abstracts to find out what's inside.
As childbirth educators, we are on the front lines of preparing expectant parents for the incredible journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood. National Midwifery Week is the perfect occasion to honor and celebrate the essential role of midwives in delivering safe, holistic, and evidence-based care. In this blog post, we'll recognize the importance of National Midwifery Week and provide educators and others with up-to-date statistics on midwifery care to reinforce that you can share with the families that you work with.