Here is the book that will help you get started as a childbirth educator, and provide that stimulus to try something different in your established routine.
The first part of the books explains the basics of working with adults and offers hints on making your teaching style and presentation methods more effective. Designing your program and experimenting with different formats is covered, and the basics of writing a lesson plan, to help you feel confident in what you are doing, are also explained.
Subsequent chapters describe the physiology of birth and labour pain that underpins the whole “active birth” philosophy of supporting and protecting the normal birth process. How to convey these important messages occupies the second half of the book.
There are 53 teaching activities for class presentations, all involving strategies to build women’s confidence in birth, and helping then to discover their own innate abilities. This section contains illustrations of the exercises, and even “scripts” to demonstrate how to get the message across.
Length: 232 pages
Published: Australia 2009
Author: Andrea Robertson