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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Updates to the Preparing for Birth Book

Updates to the Preparing for Birth Book

After receiving feedback from our customers, we have done some rearranging and made improvements to the content in the latest version of Preparing for Birth. While most of the content is the same, please be aware of these key updates:
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We have been busy in 2019!

We have been busy in 2019!

We believe that current, professional resources are essential to providing quality childbirth and early parenting education. We also believe that it is crucial to listen to and respect the needs of our customers. Last year, we outlined plans for product enhancements, focusing on consistency and usability. We have released many new and updated resources over the past six months and are pleased to share these improvements with you.
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Early Pregnancy Resources

Early Pregnancy Resources

When parents learn they are expecting a baby, they often have many questions as they start to consider what this news means. What is normal? What can I do/not do during pregnancy? What can I do to safely help me feel better? 

Searching the internet for answers can lead to confusion or worse, harmful or out-dated information. 

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7 Rules to Have a Happy Birth

7 Rules to Have a Happy Birth

In birth, as in all of life, there are no guarantees. Unexpected events and circumstances can and do happen, but there are several steps that you can take in advance to maximize your likelihood of achieving a happy, joyful birth, even if it does not go exactly according to plan.
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Dynamic Classes with PowerPoint

Dynamic Classes with PowerPoint

PowerPoint has been used for several decades to enhance presentations and courses. Educators often rely on this tool to help them create a logical flow for the course, stay on track and provide visuals that support the course topics. Research shows students prefer slides that use graphs or pictures to clarify information and bulleted lists to organize ideas. 
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Spring cleaning for your teaching supplies

Spring cleaning for your teaching supplies

You have probably heard of the popular Marie Kondo and her decluttering method, KonMari. She recommends that we "[k]eep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy."

Just like a home, decluttering and simplifying your teaching supplies can also be very rewarding. Start with the "easier" categories and work through each one over time. Then, repeat the process for your digital clutter! Start here:

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New Childbirth Curriculum

New Childbirth Curriculum

We don't tell you what or how to teach, but we do provide tools that make it easy to plan and teach your ideal childbirth classes. 

We are pleased to announce that our Third Edition Childbirth Curriculum is now available!

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ACOG Encouraging Limited Interventions: Updated

ACOG Encouraging Limited Interventions: Updated

This is such important information for women to have, and we have GREAT news! Birth Choices, the brand new book from Plumtree Baby, includes these recommendations, as well as a reference to the full text Committee Opinion for families who want to go into even more depth. Birth Choices can be used to teach a class on planning and communicating for birth, or it can simply be given to expectant parents as an at-home, interactive guide to simplify and inform their goals and plans for birth. Anyone who works with pregnant women can now inform and empower them using Birth Choices. Take a look at a full preview and see for yourself!
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New Birth Choices Book!

New Birth Choices Book!

We strongly believe in the value of well-rounded prenatal education. One of the first resources we developed was a book called Thoughtful Decisions. It provided a tool to help parents understand their options, identify their preferences, and communicate positively with their birth team. We have woven elements of this book into our other resources and use a plum symbol in our books to remind parents of important topics or questions to consider to make thoughtful decisions about birth.
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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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