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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Updates to our Breastfeeding Resources

Updates to our Breastfeeding Resources

Teaching lactation classes just got easier! We've just released two upgraded resources that integrate and provide you with convenient and comprehensive breastfeeding class materials. Learn more...
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Updates to Preparing for Birth 2021

Updates to Preparing for Birth 2021

We believe up-to-date and accurate materials are essential for childbirth education. We continually evaluate and revise our resources to ensure you and your clients always have access to the best information. 

Announcing Preparing for Birth v2.4

The latest printing of our Preparing for Birth book includes easier to read information on second stage/pushing...

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How Supporting Her Leveled Up Online Classes

How Supporting Her Leveled Up Online Classes

SupportingHer is an online class for partners that teaches practical and useful skills for labor support. After a recent focus group with their students, the team at SupportingHer realized that they were missing an important tool to help their clients prepare for birth. We spoke with Alice Turner, Lead Educator and Owner of SupporthingHer, to find out more. 
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Practicing Mindfulness

Practicing Mindfulness

It's hard to fit everything you need to do into the 24 hours a day that you're given. The pressure of trying to keep up can be overwhelming. The fast paced world that we live in and the stress of trying to accomplish everything right now is the reason that mindfulness is becoming more and more important. You need to start taking time to reconnect with yourself, your thoughts and emotions. You need to ground yourself in the now so that the stress doesn't take over and the enjoyment of your life you doesn't disappear completely.
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Fitness with a Newborn

Fitness with a Newborn

After nine months of declining fitness and a lot of physical changes, many women want to take charge of their bodies again but don't know how. It can be hard to focus on anything, let alone fitness, after giving birth. Babies are constantly demanding something from you and as days turn into weeks, which turn into months, it can be easy to find yourself no further down the fitness road if you don't make an effort.
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New Handouts for Your Classes

New Handouts for Your Classes

Handouts are an affordable and simple way to provide clear, easy-to-read information to parents. With eight titles to choose from, we have handouts for any topic you need. Our two new titles, Labor Coping and Breastfeeding Your Newborn, are now in stock. In addition, we have three new Spanish language handouts. 
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Newborn Care Baby Shower

Newborn Care Baby Shower

We are excited to announce that our newest book has arrived! Celebrate this long-awaited arrival with us. Check back here each day for a fun game and a chance to win our grand prize.* 
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Is your baby getting enough? Three ways to tell

Is your baby getting enough? Three ways to tell

One of the most pressing questions new moms have about breastfeeding is whether their baby is getting enough milk. After all, unlike bottle feeding, you can’t measure how much milk is making its way into your baby’s tummy. Not knowing can be stressful, especially when you are just starting out to breastfeed.

Thankfully, there are a few key signs that can help you know your baby is getting enough milk. Here are the top three:

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Free Companion Workbook for Preparing for Birth

Free Companion Workbook for Preparing for Birth

Digital Preparing for Birth books now come with a free companion workbook that parents can download and print.

The Companion Workbook features questions and fill-ins that relate to corresponding pages in the Preparing for Birth book. 

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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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