Childbirth Education: Being Marginalized, Being Lost, and Making a Comeback

Celebrated instructor and renowned author Penny Simkin, PT leads this on-demand webinar which explores the present and potential contributions of childbirth education.

Through her research, Penny has discovered that current scientific findings regarding effectiveness of childbirth education indicate little demonstrable benefit in improving obstetric outcomes. Studies are inconsistent and too small to give meaningful results.

In this webinar, Penny discusses the essential information and skills that parents must have, along with a study design that would be adequate to demonstrate the usefulness if childbirth education in improving obstetric outcomes.

Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education and labor support since 1968. She has prepared over 13,000 women, couples, and siblings for childbirth. She has also assisted hundreds of women and couples through childbirth as a doula. In addition, she is author or co-author of books for both parents and professionals, including The Labor Progress Handbook and The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions.

Continuing Education Units: One (1) ICEA Contact Hour, One (1) R-CERP