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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.