Affirmations are words or phrases that are positive, validating, and empowering. Used through pregnancy they can prepare women to cope with labor. As well they are useful with managing all forms of stress. ($2.95, buy printable Birth Affirmation cards)
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When I first began teaching years ago I stumbled upon these materials by Janelle Durham and they were a big help to me in developing my class formats, especially an all day Saturday session. This website is dated, but please overlook that because the teaching tips and strategies are useful.
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Childbirth Professionals – Handouts we really love and use for our classes
Childbirth Connection has revised their long standing booklet, What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section.
The booklet answers important questions and concerns about cesarean birth. It helps pregnant women to reflect on the benefits and risks of surgical birth. It also guides them on how to discuss this topic with their care provider and make the best decision for their specific health situation.