Digital or print resources: Which one is right for your clients?

Digital or print resources: Which one is right for your clients?

During the pandemic, many birth professionals turned to digital resources. Digital materials are convenient and often more cost effective than printed. Still, many of our customers report that their clients prefer printed materials. 

Print does have some advantages over digital. Printed books can be easier to navigate and read than digital versions. Research suggests better comprehension and retention with print. Parents get the benefits of taking notes and filling in interactive portions in their books.

We have provided several ways to help you select what works best and make the best of both worlds:

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Tips for Getting Organized

Tips for Getting Organized

If you are like us, you probably struggle with keeping all of your class information, activities and handouts organized. You probably spend a good deal of time preparing for class each week and wish there was an easier way. We have some tips to help you streamline your preparation and save yourself time.
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Three Essentials for Teaching

Three Essentials for Teaching

Prenatal classes should be developed with three keys in mind:

#1 Have a Plan (i.e. a curriculum)

#2 Use Engaging Visuals and Activities

#3 Reinforce Concepts and Learning

See a summary for how to build these three keys into your classes.

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Incorporating Learning Models into Childbirth Education: Part 1

Incorporating Learning Models into Childbirth Education: Part 1

There are different opinions about the types and validity of “learning styles” adults use (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic; impulsive and reflective; right brain and left brain, etc.), but most agree that not everyone learns the same way and that a variety of teaching strategies should be used to foster engagement within a group of students. With this in mind, this blog series explores several different types of learning models and provides ideas for how you can incorporate them into your classes. 
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Digital Books now Available

Digital Books now Available

With the cancellation of in-person childbirth classes, we have several options to help you continue to provide education materials to your clients. Our direct shipping program is available to ship books directly to your clients. In addition, we are pleased to announce two new digital options: single user purchase (for parents) and bulk access codes (for educators)!

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Custom Branded PowerPoints

Custom Branded PowerPoints

Custom Branded PowerPoints are available! Featuring your logo and color scheme, these slides will integrate seamlessly with your business.
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Direct Shipping to Clients

Direct Shipping to Clients

Over the past year, many childbirth educators have converted their in-person classes to online classes. Despite this change, many parents prefer to have a printed book or packet of materials they can use to follow along in class. We have a solution that can help!
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New Breastfeeding Pocket Guides!

New Breastfeeding Pocket Guides!

A picture is worth a thousand words and when it comes to breastfeeding, having high-quality and helpful photos can make it easier for parents to learn. 

Our new Breastfeeding Pocket Guides (5th edition) have been expanded and 

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Teaching Tips: Four Ways to Refresh Your CBE Classes

Teaching Tips: Four Ways to Refresh Your CBE Classes

When you have been teaching for a while, it is easy to get stuck in a routine. Sometimes, using a fresh idea or making a few small adjustments brings a new level of excitement to classes. Try one or more of these ideas to help shake things up:

1. Get active with stages of labor

Maybe you usually show a video and then give a quiz. Mix it up with a new approach...

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Updates to the Finding Comfort Booklet

Updates to the Finding Comfort Booklet

The Finding Comfort booklet is a popular resource for comfort measures workshops! It provides practical and detailed information on popular and useful relaxation techniques, along with productive positions for labor and birth. Parents routinely use it as a guide during labor, when they need fresh ideas to help them cope.
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Your Book Cover Matters More than You Think

Your Book Cover Matters More than You Think

Despite the timeless advice not to judge a book by its cover, we know that people do just that.1 Our visual brains are constantly scanning, interpreting and making judgments about the world around us. As perinatal professionals, often one of the first interactions you have with clients is providing them with materials (books or handouts) as part of your classes or services. Providing high-quality resources gives a good first impression and lets clients know that you are professional, trustworthy and competent. As we all know, first impressions are extremely important!
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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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