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Labor Positions

I teach a Labor class twice a month that is only 3 hours long, which makes it difficult to get in all the information!  One area that I struggle with teaching is labor positions and pushing positions.  In an effort to cover that topic adequately, we watch a video that is outdated and hard for my students to relate to.  Does anyone have any resources or ideas for teaching labor positions that are more interactive or updated, that fits a 20 minute time table?

Sometimes I set up stations. You could use a words, a picture or graphic to demonstrate various positions and have the class walk around to each one. You would walk around and answer questions or give tips.  This would be especially helpful if they've already seen DVDs or a PPT that showed them. 

I give each student a copy of the Labor Lab Booklet,   

This booklet has all of the comfort positions including acupressure and reboso.  I challenge them to practice 2-3 per night until labor begins.  If you do not practice it, you will not use it in labor.  I do show my favorites in class, but this has all of the rest.  

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