Childbirth Education Articles and Resources – Plumtree Baby
Five New Posters!

Five New Posters!

Just in time for you to give yourself some new gifts this holiday season, we have five brand new posters ready to go! Take a look, along with all the updates and changes to our poster collection:
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Help for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Help for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

The incredible physical and emotional changes that a mother experiences after the birth of her baby, whether her first or her fifth, simply cannot be overstated. Birthing and caring for a newborn is one of the most profound and intense experiences of her life and the effects are wide-ranging and unique to every mom. There is always an adjustment period that involves hormonal shifts and often nights with little sleep, but when normal steps of recovery become overshadowed by postpartum depression and anxiety, it is time to seek help, and for others to let her know she is not alone.
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Preparing for Birth Updates

Preparing for Birth Updates

We have made several small updates to our Preparing for Birth book and we are excited to share them with you! 

New Photos & Updated Illustrations

We like to keep things current and represent modern families in our resources. For this reason, we replaced

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Planning Your VBAC (Part 2 of 2)

Planning Your VBAC (Part 2 of 2)

In Part I of Planning Your VBAC, we introduced the background information for a vaginal birth after a cesarean section (VBAC). Now, we’re ready to share some concrete steps you can take to prepare your body, mind and support system for a trial of labor after a c-section (TOLAC) and VBAC.
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Planning Your VBAC (Part 1 of 2)

Planning Your VBAC (Part 1 of 2)

Step 1: Know the Facts

What is a VBAC? 
A Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. Mothers with one low transverse uterine scar have, on average, a 60-80% success rate with a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) and VBAC birth, which means the vast majority of mothers who want to have a vaginal birth after having had a c-section will be able to do so.

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ACOG Encouraging Limited Interventions

ACOG Encouraging Limited Interventions

What the ACOG opinion about interventions means for mothers and babies

It is important that care for mothers and babies during labor and birth reflects the most up-to-date evidence, especially when it comes to deciding when and how to use medical interventions. In February 2017, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) issued a new committee opinion about how interventions should and should not be used during labor. These recommendations, if consistently put into practice by care providers, will have wide-ranging benefits and lead to positive outcomes and positive birth experiences for many women and their babies.

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New Year, New Editions!

New Year, New Editions!

We are excited to announce that new 2018 editions of The Birth Process and Finding Comfort are now available for pre-order!*

No need to redo your lesson plans, as all of the excellent content from our prior editions has been retained. We added some bonus content, gave them a fresh, updated look and added many new images to create the perfect modern resources you have been looking for.

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Mother-Friendly Maternity Care: What It Is and Why It Matters

Mother-Friendly Maternity Care: What It Is and Why It Matters

Birth is not only about making babies.
It's about making mothers -
strong, competent, capable mothers
who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength.
-- Barbara Katz Rothman


If you’ve recently researched or toured a birthing center or hospital, you may have heard the term “baby-friendly.” This means that the facility and its staff have taken steps to ensure that the care for newborn babies during and after birth is evidence-based, promotes breastfeeding and allows for healthy bonding between the mother and her baby.

But what does it look like for maternity care to be both baby-friendly and mother-friendly?

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Meeting Expectant Parents Where They Are

Meeting Expectant Parents Where They Are

Some expectant parents are eager to know everything about pregnancy, birth and beyond and actively seek information from all sorts of sources. Other parents having a baby may not realize how much there is to learn, or they may simply be uninterested. Sometimes parents are busy with other areas of life, and/or believe they will learn what they need to know as they go. Regardless of where they are starting their journey of learning, all parents benefit from being prepared for the changes pregnancy can bring and becoming informed about the process they will go through during labor and birth. 

As an educator, doula or health care provider, you can...

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Thanksgiving challenges us to reflect on and be grateful for all that we have, and it also provides an opportunity to give back to those in need. We are excited for the opportunity to do just that today, and you can help!

Today, for every item that is ordered, we will donate one item...
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Natural Childbirth Booklets on Clearance

Natural Childbirth Booklets on Clearance

At Plumtree Baby, one of our primary goals is to provide the most user-friendly and efficient childbirth education materials available. To achieve this, we have listened carefully to the needs of our customers over the years and worked hard to revise and adjust based on your feedback.
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Mindfully Preparing for Pregnancy

Mindfully Preparing for Pregnancy

You’ve made the decision that you’re ready to bring a new baby into your family and now you want to make sure you’re taking the right steps to prepare your body and your mind for this incredible and exciting journey. Where do you begin? Here, we’ve gathered several key resources into one place to help you get started.
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