This Prenatal Meeting Curriculum was created as a tool to help Birth Workers guide their clients through their prenatal education and preparation for labour, birth, and the postpartum period.
This curriculum consists of 6 "units" designed to be discussed over the course of 5 prenatal meetings and 1 Postpartum follow-up. It can be broken up and taught however you see fit depending on your and your client's preference. It also includes my personal recommendation for how to conduct the prenatal meetings using this curriculum.
Each prenatal includes:
- Goals for the session
- List of related handouts for reference
- Pointed questions to foster purposeful discussion
- Topics of discussion
- "Homework" to encourage your clients to continue their education and preparation on their own
A list of handouts that enhance (but are not necessary to) the teaching of this curriculum is included within the document and are as follows:
*COUPON CODE FOR 20% OFF THESE HANDOUTS IS INCLUDED WITHIN THIS CURRICULUM APPLICABLE IN MY ETSY SHOP*
- Labor Stages & Characteristics
- Labor Cheat Sheet
- Birth Plan/Birth Preferences
- Home/Hospital Birth Checklists
- Prenatal Education Manual
- Informed Consent
- Failure to Progress
- Birth Partner Cheat Sheet
- Postpartum Planning Workbook
- All About Your Newborn
- Breastfeeding Basics
PLEASE NOTE: The handouts themselves are NOT included within the document and must be purchased separately.
In addition to this curriculum, you might consider using the Prenatal Education Guide, The Doulas Postpartum Planning Workbook and At First Latch - Complete Guide to Breastfeeding.
American and Canadian versions are both included.
This is an instant digital download product. No physical item will be sent. You may print the document as many times and as often as you like for use within your practice.
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