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The Tipping Point in Childbirth Education: The Consequences of Ignorance

by Penny Simkin, PT, BA
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
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Penny will explore trends in childbirth education over the past quarter century when childbirth education became marginalized with fewer than half of first time north American childbearing families taking any childbirth classes. Reasons and implications of a poorly informed childbearing public will be discussed. Penny will discuss her perceptions of what is missing in childbirth education today, and will suggest some solutions. She will review knowledge essential for families to make choices in maternity care. Penny calls for more skill building in classes relating to comfort measures and improving labor progress.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Contrast childbirth education of 20 to 30 years ago and of today.

Objective 2: Analyze the contributions and shortcomings of reliance on today’s major sources of childbirth information - social media, television, videos, and books.

Objective 3: Discuss the consequences of the loopholes for informed women who cannot apply what they have learned to their specific situation.

Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks