Resting and reading and nursing the child. Trying to figure out enoughness.
Friday, December 15, 2006
ICEA Guide for Childbirth Educators
This evening, I finished re-reading ICEA's Guide for Childbirth Educators. It was written in 1988, but doesn't seem particularly out of date. ICEA's philosophy and style of childbirth education is different than my own, but I still was reminded of several teaching ideas while re-reading the book. They have a heavy focus on information/physiology of birth and my focus is evolving towards an emphasis on emotional preparation for birth and parenthood and on trust in birth (basically, on overcoming birth fright!). I'm struggling to remember to talk less and listen more--I think this will help the people I work with much more than all of the "information junkie" stuff I tend to offer!
I like to read and I read a LOT. I learned to read when I was three and never stopped! This blog was created to share comments about the books that share my days. I'm the mother of two small boys. Most of the readings logged here were read as I nursed my younger one to sleep for bedtime or nap time.
This blog is no longer being regularly updated, due to other blogging projects that have more importance to me.