Websites to Visit

Spinning Babies – fetal positioning for pregnancy and birth KellyMom – everything you want to know about breastfeeding Dr. Sears – Pediatrician, author of 30+ parenting books; has topics A-Z BabyWearing International – local chapters that have meetups of baby wearing community; they usually have a bunch for you…

ICEA Study Guide 3 – Teaching Skills for the Childbirth Educator

OBJECTIVES At the completion of Part 3 the learner will: List various generational groups and their characteristics found in a childbirth class. List ways to establish professional rapport. Explain the acronym ADULTS as it relates to how adults learn. Discuss four learning preferences or styles with appropriate learning activities. List…

ICEA Study Guide 2 – Informed Decision-Making and Evidence-Based Teaching

OBJECTIVES At the completion of Part 2 the learner will: ■ define key questions for informed decision-making using the acronym BRAN. ■ compare and contrast two different models of maternity care. ■ list evidence-based resources for evaluating maternity care options. ■ discuss the pros and cons of evidence-based care. ■ evaluate the…

ICEA Study Guide 1 – ICEA & Family Centered Maternity Care

OBJECTIVES At the completion of Part 1 the learner will: ■ recall the ICEA motto, the ICEA mission & philosophy statements, and ICEA history ■ define the role and the scope of practice for the childbirth educator ■ recall a brief history of models for childbirth education ■ plan to complete the steps in…

Peace on Earth Quote

"Peace on Earth starts with Birth"

ABC’s of What To Do/ Kid’s Activities

A- Arrange toys or stuffed animals.  Add blocks together. B- Bath.  Bake. Bubbles.  Baby Sign Language.  Baby Massage.  Ball – basketball, bouncy ball, baseball.  Build with blocks.  Bouncing on Yogi. Bike.  Board Game. C- Color.  Collect things around the house (colors, coins).  Clean.  Cook with parent or guardian or pretend…

Mothering a Subtle Art Quote

“Mothering is a subtle art whose rhythm we collect as much from one another as by instinct”
Louise Erdich

Books on Childbirth, Pregnancy, & Parenting

Finished: 1. Bountiful Beautiful Blissful 2. Sacred Pregnancy 3. Mother Rising 4. Wonder Weeks 5. Lockdown: An American Girls Guide to Chinese Postpartum Recovery 6. How to Raise an Amazing Child: The Montessori Way   7. Birth Without Violence  8. The No Cry Sleep Solution  9. Spinning Babies – Belly Mapping Workbook…