Inspiring Ideas for Educators

Do your classes need a quick refresh or are you looking for ways to boost enrollment? Read on for ideas and inspiration from experienced educators.

Workshops to Try

Offering a free or low cost workshop can provide valuable information to parents, while promoting your business services. We have outlined some common workshop themes and include tips for marketing them in this series.


Creating a Birth Planning Workshop

A Birth Planning Workshop helps parents identify their goals and feel more confident and prepared for their birth experience.

Creating a Labor Comfort Workshop

This popular workshop give parents a chance to practice a variety of coping techniques and build their skills for labor.

Creating a Settling In with Baby Workshop

This brief workshop can answer common questions about caring for a new baby and help parents identify areas where they could learn more while also promoting your services.

Creating an Early Pregnancy Workshop

Educate parents about a variety of prenatal topics and also market other services you offer.

Creating an Intro to Breastfeeding Workshop

An Intro to Breastfeeding Workshop is a great way to give parents an overview of what they will learn in a longer class, and also provides an opportunity to market other services.

Teaching Tips

We've currated useful articles with advice from experts to help you level up your classes, make teaching easier and inspire your creative juices.


Your First Impression Matters

It is normal to feel a little awkward at the start of class, but there are many things you can do to feel less nervous, improve your first impression with your clients and help your clients feel more comfortable.

When Life Interferes with Teaching

Life can throw curve balls and while you can never plan ahead for every situation, there are things you can do to anticipate and make managing unexpected events a little easier when you're a childbirth educator.

Incorporating Learning Models into Your Classes

Most experts agree, not everyone learns the same way and having a variety of strategies can foster engagement and learning. Read on for strategies you can put to use in your childbirth classes.

Why some parents say “I didn’t learn anything in my birth class”

Learn how you can prevent this phenomenon in your classes.

Dynamic Classes with PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a versatile tool that has been used for years to enhance courses. However, it can detract from a course if it is done poorly. We share six tips for creating effective slides.

Amazon Finds

We've curated the best finds to help enhance your classes.


Amazon Finds Part 5: Setting the Scene

From creating a serene atmosphere to providing visual aids for understanding anatomy, these picks from Amazon are sure to enhance your curriculum and enrich the learning experience for expectant parents.

Amazon Finds Part 4: Must-Haves for Postpartum Recovery

As an educator, it's essential to ensure your clients understand what to expect and have everything they need for their recovery from childbirth. Each of the products highlighted are must-haves to recommend to your students, ensuring the smoothest recovery after their little one arrives.

Amazon Finds Part 3: Essentials for Childbirth Educators

We're back with the third part of our series spotlighting practical and innovative finds on Amazon, designed to support childbirth educators in their classes. Each of these items has been tried, tested, and recommended by professionals in our community.

Amazon Finds Part 2: Student Engagement Edition

From visual aids to notebooks, we've gathered affordable supplies from Amazon that can keep your students engaged and learning during class.

Top Amazon Finds for Educators

You don’t NEED these items to be a great educator, but we've put together some helpful supplies to keep you organized and your classes lively.

Guidance for New Educators

We've curated information to help you become an educator and take the first steps towards getting hired or building your own business.


Lamaze Educator?

Learn how Plumtree Baby can support you and your clients.

Getting Started as a Childbirth Educator

Becoming a childbirth educator is exciting and rewarding, but not necessarily straightforward. This article will give you a starting point on your journey to teaching childbirth classes.

Professional Pathways for Breastfeeding Support

If providing breastfeeding education or support is your passion, there are several different avenues to make it your profession. This article will help you decide which is best for you.

Business Models for Educators: A Four Part Series

We detail four business models for teaching childbirth classes to help you select the best approach for your goals.

Business Boosts

If you're an independent educator or small business owner, you'll want to check out these tips to help your business grow and thrive.


Boosting Enrollment With A Thoughtful Website

Filling the seats in your class is the key to your success. Here are some tips for enhancing your website that can give your enrollment a boost.

Setting Goals for Growing Your Business

Without goals, we can easily get off course and not accomplish those things that are most meaningful to us. Goals are just as important in business as in life. Here are some tips for setting business goals.

Five Ways to Earn More as an Educator

Independent educators face many challenges, especially when it comes to growing their business. We share some tips to help boost your earnings.

Improve Communication with Potential Clients

Communication is at the heart of what you do. When potential clients contact you, how you respond can be key to earning the trust and business of the client. Read on for helpful communication 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. Here are some fresh ideas to help bring a new level of excitement to your classes.

Share with Clients

These articles are excellent resources to pass along to clients to help them make plans for birth, including finding support, identifying goals and other key topics for birth planning.


Steps for Choosing the Right Care Provider

If your health care provider isn't on the same page, achieving your birth goals can be difficult. Learn techniques for finding the right provider in this two part blog article.

Five things Childbirth Educators want parents to know

As educators, we have worked with many different types of families with many different goals and desires for birth. We know that each family is unique and will make their own unique choices, but there are a few things we have learned from our experience that may benefit all families.

What is a birth team and do I need one?

Birth isn’t something that you have to do alone. In fact, it has been statistically proven that continuous labor support results in better outcomes. So who can provide support during birth? Let's explore some options.

What is "Natural Birth?"

There is a relatively wide range of ideas about what exactly “natural birth” means. Let's explore some definitions that can be helpful when making plans for birth.