Childbirth Graphics’ BabyTalk: Our
Childbirth Education Newsletter

Childbirth Graphics’ BabyTalk is our monthly newsletter that highlights a variety of topics in childbirth education, as well as our innovative teaching resources that focus on our commitment to nurturing healthy babies and growing healthy families.

Click on the links below to read our articles. Learn more about featured issues in childbirth education and our unique models, 3-D displays, charts, tear pads, and other engaging childbirth education products!

July 2024 Newsletter: Great Reasons to Love Our Tear Pads

If you are looking for a great way to hand out engaging, educational, and reliable information to your patients or clients, Childbirth Graphics tear pads are the answer! Our July newsletter presents great reasons to love our childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting education tear pads. From step-by-step instructions to bilingual English/Spanish offerings, check out what makes our tear pads the go-to resource for educators!

June 2024 Newsletter: Four Great Infant Teaching Models

There's nothing better for childbirth, lactation, or parenting education than an infant teaching model specifically designed for your lesson! Check out four Childbirth Graphics educator essentials that are the perfect infant demonstration models to teach about labor and birth, breastfeeding, and infant care.

May 2024 World No Tobacco Day: Protecting Babies From Tobacco Newsletter

Tobacco use harms everyone, including infants and young children. In recognition of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, Childbirth Graphics’ May Newsletter features our pregnancy hazards education resources that explain the risks of tobacco use during pregnancy as well as the hazards to infants and young children. Learn more about these teaching tools to spread the no-tobacco message to expectant and new parents!

April 2024 Teaching Tools to Prevent Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Newsletter

In recognition of April as Alcohol Awareness Month, Childbirth Graphics’ April newsletter presents just a few of our engaging educational resources that are perfect to alert expectant moms about the dangers of consuming alcohol during pregnancy. From demonstration models to activities and handouts, learn more about Childbirth Graphics’ essential teaching tools to raise awareness of the hazards of prenatal alcohol exposure.

March 2024 A Few Reasons Why Breastmilk Is a Baby’s Best First Food Newsletter

For National Nutrition Month®, Childbirth Graphics examines just a few of the many reasons why breastmilk is a baby’s best first food. Learn more about the many benefits of breastfeeding, and discover our breastfeeding education materials and models!

February 2024 Early Childhood Dental Health Teaching Materials Newsletter

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, making it a great time to focus on educating parents and children about proper dental care. Learn more about the importance of early childhood dental care and our educational dental health models and materials.

January 2024 Enhancing Childbirth Education With Effective Teaching Aids Newsletter

A picture may be worth a thousand words, and hands-on learning, engagement of the senses, and active participation can mean even more when it comes to childbirth education! In this month’s newsletter, discover how effective childbirth teaching materials and models can make lessons more informative and memorable for your patients and clients!

December 2023 Childbirth & Parenting Education Tools to Bring Out the Kid in Everyone Newsletter

During the holiday season, we often remember some of our favorite gifts from childhood, and you’ll find that many of our most effective and engaging childbirth and parenting teaching materials are inspired by beloved childhood toys. Check out some of our popular teaching tools that can bring out a bit of the kid in any audience!

November 2023 Delayed Cord Clamping: Benefits & Teaching Tools Newsletter

Delayed cord clamping can provide important health benefits for babies. Learn more about what delayed cord clamping is, its potential advantages and risks, and our engaging teaching tools that are ideal to teach expectant parents about delayed cord clamping as they consider their birth plans.

October 2023 Create a Great New Dads Workshop Newsletter

A new dads workshop is the perfect way to bring new fathers together and build their confidence as they transition into parenthood, and creating a great new dads workshop is easier with engaging teaching tools from Childbirth Graphics! Discover our effective educational materials to provide new dads with the information they need to jump into fatherhood and family life.

September 2023 Baby Safety Month Newsletter

September is Baby Safety Month, and Childbirth Graphics has engaging and effective educational materials to teach new parents and caregivers about essential infant safety issues, such as sleep safety, car safety and childproofing. Learn more in this month’s article!

August 2023 How Employers Can Support Breastfeeding Newsletter

For National Breastfeeding Month, Childbirth Graphics examines ways employers can support breastfeeding. Learn more about how employers can enhance their support for breastfeeding, which benefits their employees, their organization, and the entire community!

July 2023 Celebrating 20 Years of Penny Simkin’s Road Map of Labor Newsletter

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Childbirth Graphics partnered with Childbirth Graphics advisory board member Penny Simkin, PT, to offer Penny Simkin's Road Map of Labor, a much beloved teaching tool in childbirth education. Learn more about this cherished labor and birth teaching tool!

June 2023 Great Educational Models to Teach About the Amazing Placenta Newsletter

The placenta is a special, temporary organ that nurtures a developing fetus. Learn more about this unique organ and our engaging childbirth education models to teach about the placenta’s role from pregnancy through labor.

May 2023 The Cardinal Movements of Labor Newsletter

During birth, the baby’s head must go through a precise series of movements to fit through the mother’s pelvis. These movements are known as the cardinal movements of labor. Learn more about the cardinal movements of labor and our great childbirth education materials to teach about cardinal movements and other aspects of labor and birth!

April 2023 Womb to Grow™ Model Set Is Back! Newsletter

Our popular Womb to Grow Model Set is back by popular demand! This impactful set of nine pillowlike fetal models is perfect to teach teen moms as well as adult couples about fetal development and why prenatal care matters. Discover this engaging childbirth education teaching tool!

March 2023 Pregnancy Spacing: When to Get Pregnant Again Newsletter

How long should a mother wait after giving birth before conceiving again? This month’s newsletter looks at recommendations for pregnancy spacing—the interval between giving birth to one child and conceiving another. Learn more about why pregnancy spacing matters and our educational materials covering preconception and family planning.

February 2023 Oral Health During Pregnancy Newsletter

For National Children’s Dental Health Month, Childbirth Graphics looks at how an expectant mother’s oral health can affect her pregnancy and baby. Learn more about the importance of oral health during pregnancy, the impact it can have on a baby’s oral health, and our oral health teaching tools that are great for expectant parents and early parenting!

January 2023 Great Reasons to Check in Often With Childbirth Graphics Newsletter

It’s a new year, filled with exciting possibilities in childbirth education and from Childbirth Graphics! Discover five great reasons why you’ll want to check in often with Childbirth Graphics in 2023!

December 2022 Childbirth Graphics’ A to Z of Childbirth Education Newsletter

Our extensive product line in multiple care categories means that Childbirth Graphics covers childbirth education from A to Z! This holiday season, check out our December article to discover the A to Z of Childbirth Graphics’ teaching tools, from abdominal palpation to the zero cost of breastmilk and everything in between!

November 2022 Five Facts About Gestational Diabetes Newsletter

For National Diabetes Month, Childbirth Graphics takes a closer look at gestational diabetes, which affects up to 10 percent of pregnancies in the United States. Learn more about gestational diabetes and our diabetes education resources!

October 2022 How Breastfeeding Affects Breast Cancer Risk Newsletter

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Childbirth Graphics explores how a mother can reduce her risk for breast cancer by breastfeeding her children. Learn more about breastfeeding, reduced breast cancer risk, and our breast health and breastfeeding teaching resources!

September 2022 The Importance of Tummy Time Newsletter

Tummy time is important to help prevent flat spots on infants’ heads and to develop the motor skills babies need to roll over, sit up, crawl, and walk. Learn more about tummy time and our early parenting education materials!

August 2022 Interview With Our Lactessa™ Breastfeeding Model Newsletter

In recognition of National Breastfeeding Month, Childbirth Graphics interviews Lactessa, our classic breastfeeding education model who is back by popular demand! Discover the many great reasons why Lactessa promotes breastfeeding for babies and their moms and her versatility as a lactation teaching tool!

July 2022 Infant Sun Safety Newsletter

Summer is a great time to be outdoors, but sun safety is essential for the entire family, especially for babies. Infants are highly vulnerable to the sun’s UV rays. Discover essential tips to keep babies safe from the sun to help ensure a fun and healthy summer!

June 2022 Teaching Tools for New Dads Newsletter

In celebration of Father’s Day, Men’s Health Month, and the important role dads play in building healthy families, Childbirth Graphics focuses on great educational materials that introduce expectant and new dads to fatherhood. Learn more about our exciting fatherhood educational resources here!

May 2022 Childbirth Education in a Box Newsletter

Presenting life-changing, memorable, and effective lessons in health and childbirth education doesn’t necessarily require a lot of expensive materials or high-tech gadgetry. Sometimes, all you need can fit neatly inside a small box! Learn more about our box-size comprehensive lessons covering cautions for pregnancy, breastfeeding, and postpartum care!

April 2022 Five Facts About Cesarean Birth Newsletter

Cesarean delivery is major surgery, but it can be life-saving when medically necessary. Learn five facts about cesarean birth, and discover our educational materials that can help expectant parents understand the facts about cesarean delivery.

March 2022 Childbirth Graphics & WRS Group’s Health Education Brand Family Newsletter

Childbirth Graphics is just one member of WRS Group, a family of companies with three health education brands dedicated to raising health education and awareness across the globe. Learn more about the unique beginnings of WRS Group, Childbirth Graphics, and the other members of our health education brand family!

February 2022 Healthy Pregnancy After Age 35 Newsletter

Pregnancy after age 35 carries higher risks for several complications, but regular prenatal care can help ensure a healthier outcome. Learn more about pregnancy after age 35 and discover some of our pregnancy education teaching tools to help ensure a healthy pregnancy at any age.

January 2022 Late Preterm Babies: Special Concerns Newsletter

Late preterm babies—babies born between 34 and 37 completed weeks of gestation—often have special health concerns, even if they look like full-term infants. Learn more about the special health concerns of late preterm babies and our educational resources covering issues related to preterm birth, such as healthy pregnancy and newborn health.

December 2021 More Great, Affordable Gifts for Childbirth & Breastfeeding Educators Newsletter

Childbirth and breastfeeding educators always appreciate gifts they can use in their vocation, and Childbirth Graphics offers educational materials and models that are both great and affordable! Check out these fun gift ideas for about $100 or less that childbirth and breastfeeding educators will love!

November 2021 Gestational Diabetes After Delivery Newsletter

For National Diabetes Month, Childbirth Graphics explores steps a postpartum mom can take after gestational diabetes to help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. In this month’s article, learn more about gestational diabetes, healthy living after delivery to help prevent type 2 diabetes, and our diabetes education materials.

October 2021 Breast Cancer Myths Newsletter

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Childbirth Graphics examines five myths about breast cancer. Learn the facts behind five breast cancer myths, and discover some of our engaging women’s breast health education materials and models, which are perfect for raising breast cancer awareness!

September 2021 Domino Effect of Birth Interventions Newsletter

Educating expectant parents about birth interventions means covering a variety of potential outcomes because one intervention can make additional interventions necessary. Read on to learn more about the potential “domino effect” of birth interventions, and discover just a few of our creative teaching tools to discuss birth interventions with expectant parents.

August 2021 Great Ways and Teaching Tools to Promote Breastfeeding Newsletter

For National Breastfeeding Month, Childbirth Graphics’ monthly article suggests four great ways to promote breastfeeding as well as breastfeeding education materials to support and encourage breastfeeding success. Read on to learn more!

July 2021 Essential Parenting Education Models Newsletter

Creating a safe, healthy, and loving environment for infants and young children is essential for the best start in life. Our parenting education models and displays are perfect for childcare and parenting classes to provide powerful lessons in health and safety. Learn more about four of our great parenting education models that are on a mission to deliver life-enhancing and even potentially life-saving information!

June 2021 What’s in a Name in Childbirth Education Newsletter

As with every field of study, the discipline of childbirth includes procedures, tests, and more named after the respected individuals associated with their invention, such as Leopold and Apgar. Learn more about four big names in childbirth and lactation and a few of our educational resources that cover their invaluable contributions.

May 2021 Preconception Planning Newsletter

Preconception planning is important to help ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. Discover more information about preconception planning and our childbirth education resources in this month’s newsletter!

April 2021 Obesity and Pregnancy Newsletter

During pregnancy, maternal obesity increases the risk of certain complications for both mother and baby. Learn more about the risks of obesity during pregnancy, and discover a few of our many childbirth education resources that can educate expectant parents about steps they can take to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.

March 2021 Dietary Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers Newsletter

For National Nutrition Month®, Childbirth Graphics highlights the recently released dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers in the latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Learn more about nutritional recommendations for infants and young children, and discover a few of our teaching tools for new parents.

February 2021 Common Pregnancy Myths Newsletter

Myths and misconceptions about pregnancy are common, and education is key to replacing those myths with facts. Learn about 10 common pregnancy myths, the facts to dispel those myths, and our pregnancy teaching materials that are perfect to teach the facts to expectant parents!

January 2021 Educational Materials to Help Prevent Birth Defects Newsletter

Not all birth defects can be prevented, but healthy habits during pregnancy can decrease the risk of some birth defects. For National Birth Defects Prevention Month, Childbirth Graphics showcases just a few of our educational resources that cover the importance of good nutrition, prenatal care, and avoiding hazardous substances to help give babies the best start in life. Read on to learn more about our innovative teaching tools!

December 2020 Holiday Gift Ideas for Childbirth and Breastfeeding Educators Newsletter

Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for your favorite childbirth or breastfeeding educator? Childbirth Graphics is your one-stop shop for great and affordable childbirth education materials and models! Check out these great gift ideas for about $100 or less that childbirth and breastfeeding educators will love!

November 2020 Great Reasons to Have a Labor & Birth Doula Newsletter

Labor and birth doulas foster the special relationship of growing healthy families by providing physical and emotional support during labor and birth. Learn more about how labor and birth doulas can have a positive impact on birth outcomes, and discover some of our Childbirth Graphics materials that can assist birth companions in their important role.

October 2020 Teaching Tools for Breast Cancer Awareness Newsletter

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Childbirth Graphics highlights just a few of our Health Edco educational resources to promote women’s breast health. Learn more about our breast self-exam (BSE) models, breast health displays, and take-home handouts that share life-saving information about BSE, clinical exams, and mammography.

September 2020 Understanding Labor Induction Newsletter

Labor may sometimes need to be induced for medical reasons, when delivering a woman’s baby before she goes into labor naturally may be the safest option. Learn more about labor induction and why labor may be induced, and discover just a few our childbirth education materials to teach patients and students about different aspects of labor and birth.

August 2020 Great Reasons to Have a Lactation Consultant Newsletter

In recognition of August as National Breastfeeding Month and August 1–7 as World Breastfeeding Week, Childbirth Graphics explores just a few of the great reasons to have a lactation consultant. Learn more about how lactation consultants can help ensure breastfeeding success and our breastfeeding education materials!

July 2020 How Long Should a Baby Be Breastfed? Newsletter

New mothers often have many questions about breastfeeding, including how long they should continue to breastfeed their babies. Learn more in our July article, which examines common issues surrounding duration of breastfeeding and breastfeeding recommendations, and discover just a few of our creative breastfeeding education materials.

June 2020 Fatherhood During the Coronavirus Crisis Newsletter

During this time of COVID-19, stay-at-home directives have resulted in more family time, including more father-and-baby time! This June, in honor of Father’s Day, Childbirth Graphics’ article offers dads tips to help make the most of the time they spend with their young children during and after the coronavirus crisis.

May 2020 Breastfeeding During the Coronavirus Pandemic Newsletter

During this time of COVID-19, mothers with newborns and young children may have specific questions about the safety of breastfeeding during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about current recommendations and guidelines for breastfeeding during the coronavirus crisis, and discover some of our breastfeeding education handouts that provide valuable information that mothers can study in the safety of their own homes.

April 2020 How Tongue-Ties Can Affect Breastfeeding Newsletter

Tongue-ties may sometimes interfere with a baby’s ability to create a good latch and breastfeed successfully. Read our April newsletter to learn more about tongue-ties and how they may affect breastfeeding, and discover more about our innovative breastfeeding education materials that are perfect to explain proper latches, breastfeeding positions, and other breastfeeding issues.

March 2020 Postpartum Depression in Fathers Newsletter

Although not as well recognized, postpartum depression affects a significant number of new fathers as well as new mothers. Learn more about paternal postpartum depression, risk factors for postpartum depression in new dads, its potential consequences, and the importance of getting help.

February 2020 Working With Teens Newsletter

Working with teens—whether in childbirth education or anything else—can be incredibly challenging and even frustrating at times, but it also can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Learn helpful tips for working with teens, and see some of Childbirth Graphics’ select childbirth education resources that are perfect for working with teens in teen pregnancy prevention, prenatal and pregnancy education, and more.

January 2020 New Childbirth Graphics Logo Newsletter

It’s a new year and a new decade, and Childbirth Graphics has a fresh, new look with a new logo! Our “new” logo may seem familiar; it’s actually a refreshed and updated version of our original iconic logo that we used until 2011. Learn more about Childbirth Graphics’ new logo as we look forward to being your partner in childbirth education for the new decade!

December 2019 Choosing Safe Toys for Infants and Toddlers Newsletter

During this gift-giving season as well as throughout the year, safety is the primary concern when selecting toys for infants and toddlers. Childbirth Graphics’ December newsletter highlights tips for choosing safe and developmentally appropriate toys for young children. Learn more about potential hazards and toys that promote a child’s development.

November 2019 STDs During Pregnancy Newsletter

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) during pregnancy can put a pregnancy at risk and endanger the baby’s health. Fortunately, following screening and treatment guidelines can prevent many complications. Learn more about how STDs can affect pregnancy and our teaching tools that promote prenatal care to help prevent complications.

October 2019 Dangers of Premature Birth Newsletter

Premature birth puts babies at risk for significant health issues, potentially causing respiratory, vision, hearing, and heart problems as well as other possible concerns. Childbirth Graphics’ October newsletter takes a closer look at potential complications of premature birth, measures an expectant mom can take to help reduce her risk of premature labor, and our educational resources to help support a healthy pregnancy.

September 2019 Dealing With Back Pain During Labor Newsletter

Back pain during labor is a common issue that is often caused by the baby’s position. Childbirth Graphics’ September newsletter examines back pain during labor, how the baby’s position can cause it, ways to help relieve back pain during labor, and our creative childbirth education materials to help teach pregnant women comfort positions for labor and birth.

August 2019 Breastmilk’s Optimal Nutrition Newsletter

Breastmilk is best for babies. In recognition of August as National Breastfeeding Month, Childbirth Graphics examines the unique nutritional content of breastmilk that helps make breastfeeding the optimal way to nourish babies. Learn more about what makes breastmilk so special as well as our innovative breastfeeding education resources.

July 2019 Sex and Intimacy During Pregnancy Newsletter

Couples often have plenty of questions during pregnancy, including whether sex during pregnancy is safe for mother and baby. Childbirth Graphics’ July newsletter takes a closer look at sex and intimacy during pregnancy, changes in sexual desire during pregnancy, and when a pregnant woman should call her healthcare professional.

June 2019 Celebrating Dads Newsletter

In celebration of Father’s Day this June, Childbirth Graphics puts the focus on fathers and the special and important role they play in their children’s overall health and development. Learn more about the many ways fathers matter, and discover our growing line of fatherhood education resources.

May 2019 Facts About Preterm Labor Newsletter

Preterm labor puts infants at risk for premature birth, a leading cause of infant death and serious health problems. Unfortunately, premature birth rates have been rising in the United States, where today almost 10 percent of births occur prematurely. Learn more about preterm labor, its warning signs, and the ways a pregnant woman can help decrease her risk of preterm labor.

April 2019 Perinatal Depression Prevention Newsletter

Perinatal depression (including postpartum depression) is treatable, and, with appropriate interventions, it may even be preventable. Learn more about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s new recommendation for women at increased risk for perinatal depression, and discover our teaching materials that encourage new mothers to get help for postpartum depression.

March 2019 Opioids and Pregnancy Newsletter

Opioid abuse during pregnancy can harm mothers and their developing babies. Learn more about how opioid abuse can affect pregnancy and babies, including neonatal abstinence syndrome and its prevention. Discover Childbirth Graphics’ innovative and engaging teaching tools that help educate about the risks of substance abuse during pregnancy.

February 2019 Caring for Young Children’s Teeth Newsletter

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, making it a great time for parents and caregivers to learn about the importance of caring for their children’s teeth. Read more about early childhood dental care, and discover our engaging dental health models and resources to educate both parents and children about maintaining oral health.

January 2019 Preparing Your Child for a New Baby Newsletter

During the new year, many families will be welcoming a new baby, which means big changes for everyone, especially for new big brothers and sisters. Learn more about how parents can help prepare older siblings for the arrival of a new baby.

December 2018 Holiday Safety for Babies and Toddlers Newsletter

The holidays are extra special when you have little ones in the family. With the holiday lights and decorations, however, come potential hazards to young children. Read to learn important child safety tips to help ensure a healthy, happy holiday season for the babies and toddlers in your life.

November 2018 Protecting Newborns From Syphilis Newsletter

Cases of newborn syphilis have increased dramatically over the last few years. Fortunately, if a pregnant woman with syphilis gets treated right away, she can increase her baby’s likelihood for a healthy outcome. Learn more about the dangers of congenital syphilis and how it can be prevented.

October 2018 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Prevention Newsletter

Every year in the United States, more than 3,500 babies die from SIDS or other sleep-related deaths. For SIDS Awareness Month, Childbirth Graphics provides infant sleep safety tips to help protect babies from SIDS and highlights our engaging educational materials to raise SIDS awareness. Read to learn more!

September 2018 Breastfeeding & Childhood Obesity Prevention Newsletter

In addition to all of the other amazing benefits of breastfeeding, can breastfeeding help prevent childhood obesity? Learn more as Childbirth Graphics examines reasons why breastfeeding may help prevent childhood obesity.

August 2018 Breastfeeding & the Environment Newsletter

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week, we examine how breastfeeding benefits the environment. Read to learn more about how breastfeeding helps protect the environment for generations to come!

July 2018 Group B Strep Newsletter

July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month, making now a good time raise awareness about this potentially life-threatening infection. Learn more about group B strep, how it can affect babies, and how to help prevent GBS infection in newborns.

June 2018 Hormones of Labor and Birth Newsletter

Hormones play an essential role throughout labor and birth. By understanding how hormones function in a natural birth, a woman can learn to work with them in labor as well as make more informed decisions about medical interventions that may disrupt the natural role of hormones.

May 2018 Celebration of Penny Simkin Newsletter

In honor of Penny Simkin’s 80th birthday and her 50 years as an author, doula, childbirth educator, and birth counselor, Childbirth Graphics highlights Penny Simkin’s multiple achievements and invaluable childbirth education resources.

April 2018 Breastfeeding and Returning to Work Newsletter

Returning to work is a big transition for both mother and baby. New mothers who are committed to breastfeeding often have special concerns when they return to work. Learn more about ways breastfeeding mothers can help ease the transition.

March 2018 Different Learning Styles Newsletter

How can educators engage students who are visual, auditory or kinesthetic learners? Learn about ways to engage students with every learning style and our different types of childbirth education products that are perfect for all varieties of learners.

November 2017 Early Childhood Tooth Decay Newsletter

Early childhood tooth decay, including baby bottle tooth decay, is a serious childhood health issue that can lead to long-term problems. Learn more about preventing early childhood tooth decay and about our eye-opening products to educate parents and caregivers.