I have spent some time updating the design of some of my activities and will update a few more going forward. If you have purchased any of the previous designs and would like the new ones, just drop me a line and I'll send you the new ones.
New designs have been added to the 'Birth Environment card sort', Pain Management cards & Positions for Labour & Birth cards.
I hope you'll like the new designs and please continue to send me your feedback!
I have started to create some printable hand outs. The first three handouts are:
They are now available from my website!
No re-sale. Please pass on in printed form only. Thank you.
I have listened to your feedback and created an additional version of my successful labour time line banners. Some of you would prefer a version without the dilation pictures, so here we go! The pictures of the new labour time line banners are above.
To compare, the pictures of the labour time line banners with dilation pictures are below.
These labour time line banners are available in two sizes large (around 2.5m long) and small (about 1.5m long), for singleton and twin birth and with our without dilation pictures.
All banners are designed and professionally printed in the UK. Printed on durable PVC. You can wipe them or use them outdoors - if you wish ;)
Twin Birth Process Time Line (in words) - pdf
A card sort for twin-parents-to-be to explore possible time line of a vaginal twin birth.
Cards are separated into three categories:
The activity will create one time line in words but is also shows what happens when to each person involved. This activity can be used in big or small groups and is also great for 1-2-1 sessions.
The activity can be used on it's own or alongside one of my graphic labour time lines (print-your-own pdf or banner).
£1.50 print-your-own pdf.
Ideal pattern for making a gift fora midwife, doula, antenatal educator, childbirth educator or similar or make one for yourself if you are a midwife, doula, antenatal educator, childbirth educator or similar.
The finished product is a great visual teaching aid for childbirth education.For the placenta and vein in the cord I used Cygnet Seriously Chunky wool in ‘Plum’. This pattern uses almost two balls. It is very chunky and crochets up quickly. For the two arteries in the cord I’ve used a light blue baby double knitting wool. You’ll need about half a ball (50g).
Available from my shop for £1.50.
6 sets of new affirmation cards:
Affirmations for labour & birth (singleton)
Affirmations for labour & birth (multiples)
Affirmations for breastfeeding (singleton)
Affirmations for breastfeeding (multiples)
Affirmations for (new) parents (singleton)
Affirmations for (new) parents (multiples)
All of these have 12-24 different affirmation cards. To be shared with parents and parents-to-be to explore affirmations for labour, birth, breastfeeding and parenting before their babies are born. Invite parents to change, add or make their own affirmations for their own situations. Invite them to use these as inspiration or an example.
Hormones and feelings - activity
Print-your-own activity (pdf). Enabling parents to explore the relation between their feelings and their hormones. Using the 'feelings' cards to add to pictures or scenarios. Then turning them over to see which hormones these feelings are linked to will give participants a good idea how they might be feeling in certain places or situations.
Includes instructions, 6 pages (6 cards each page) of positive feelings and 6 pages (6 cards each page) of negative feelings. 6 pages each of 'Adrenaline' and 'Oxytocin' cards to print on the back of the feelings cards.
You'll also need: some prepared scenarios (stories, printed or telling them) or pictures of different birth environments. Neither of these are included.
The design for these two labour line add ons has been updated. New pictures, clearer font and new logo. My logo is now only at the bottom of the page rather than on every card.
Your Birth Environment.
Updated to add a few more pictures, other pictures have been replaced.
What is the 'Your Birth Environment' activity?
Parents to select pictures to represent their ideal birth environment. Includes 4 blanc cards. If you laminate the cards, parents can draw/write additional ideas onto the blank cards with whiteboard markers. Could also be used as cards to trigger discussion about birth environment. Available in A4, A5 or A6.
Tina Gibbs designs teaching activities and materials for childbirth and parenting education. At the moment Pregnancy to Birth offers print-your-own (pdf) activities, posters, powerpoint activities, crochet patterns as well as labour bead lines which are made by hand using mainly wooden beads. The designer is an active antenatal teacher, breastfeeding peer supporter and mum of four. This blog is to announce new products by Tina Gibbs.
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