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Navigating the Second Trimester

Ah, the second trimester; you are finally starting to show a little bit of cute pregnancy belly, the morning sickness is mostly gone, and the hormonal swings have calmed down for the time being.   553 more words

Group Process: Activities to Build Connections

This is part 6 of my weekly series on “Group Process in Childbirth Education: Building and Supporting a Community of Learners.”

If you spent all your class time lecturing, showing videos, and demonstrating, your students would get a lot of information out of your class. 816 more words

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Group Process: Encourage Connection

This is part 5 of my weekly series on “Group Process in Childbirth Education: Building and Supporting a Community of Learners.”

Giving “permission” for connections… 638 more words

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Don't Put the Baby's Blanket in the Microwave!

I have one piece of advice for new mothers: Don’t put the baby’s blanket in the microwave.

This is a public service announcement. It happened to me and it can happen to you. 675 more words

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Group Process: Class Begins

This is post #4 in my weekly series “Group Process in Childbirth Education: Building and Supporting a Community of Learners.” It’s about the first ten minutes of class – this is the most important time in terms of establishing effective group dynamics for the rest of the class series. 762 more words

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Group Process: Room Set-Up

This is post #3 in my series “Group Process in Childbirth Education: Building and Supporting a Community of Learners.”

Chair Set-Up

The arrangement of chairs makes a big difference in group dynamics – in how well the students connect to you and to each other, and in how much attention they pay in class. 1,124 more words

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Group Process: Finding a Classroom

This post is part 2 in my weekly series on “Group Process in Childbirth Education: Building and Supporting a Community of Learners.”

The physical space in which a group meets has a big influence on the group dynamics. 1,905 more words

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