December 18, 2019
Five Holiday Gifts for the Childbirth Educator in Your Life
By: Sharon Muza, BS, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE | 0 Comments
As many people prepare for the gift giving season, they may wonder what their favorite childbirth educator would love to receive. I have collated five ideas that are guaranteed to be a big hit for any childbirth educator whether they are just starting out or have many years of experience. Educators – share this list with your friends and family and get what your childbirth educator heart really wants this year.
Practical and Necessary
I know it sounds boring, but I am always grateful for painter’s tape, great markers and the large poster size post it paper! As a childbirth educator, these items are not very glamorous but so practical and appreciated and always needed.
Oxytocin is known as the “love hormone” and plays a key role in labor, birth and bonding with a newborn. Any childbirth educator would love to sport this attractive piece of jewelry with the chemical structure of this amazing hormone. A real conversation piece for sure.
Large Inflatable Dice
Activities in childbirth classes get a whole lot more fun when your families get to toss a set of large dice around as part of their learning. These inflatable dice pack away small for storage but make a big impact when inflated! Educators can use them for many activities that encourage interactive learning.
This wooden spinning wheel from Ikea can serve many purposes. Use it for activities during class, choosing volunteers and so much more. Check out Lamaze International President-Elect Alice Turner using this wheel for a month of spins in the “Big Wheel of Birth” videos on her YouTube channel.
Childbirth Educator Gift Boxes
Purchase a funny gift box and place any gift you buy, birth related or not, inside and give it to your favorite childbirth educator. Consider choosing the “Birthie Stick” or the “Crib Dribbler” or another box of your choice, sure to get a lot of laughs and then can be used as a conversation piece in future childbirth classes.
The holidays are a great time to choose something special for the childbirth educator in your life. Consider one of the gifts listed above or check out this post or this one for other ideas that will be sure to make any childbirth educator’s day!
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