Fact: Our brains are wired to respond to stories.
Fact: It is easier for people to retain facts if they are imbedded in a story, and what better stories to imbed in childbirth class then the wild and crazy historical context of why we do what we do in our hospital and birth settings…and why some of these policies and practices vary so wildly across birth settings…and why they are changing.
The result of knowing the history of common medical procedures and recommendations (the why) make for bold parents who aren’t afraid to ask questions and feel empowered to self-advocate. Knowing our global and regional medical history also helps us to appreciate how far we’ve come as a society, and highlights areas of growth still needing to be done.
Objectives: The objective of this class is to provide practical examples of how to weave historical information into a childbirth class quickly, easily, and in a fun and memorable way.