Does anyone know where I can find used or discounted childbirth education materials and training materials such as cervix models? I have searched ebay and found very little. Most of the childbirth education materials that I have found are very expensive!! Thanks!!!!!
May 23, '03
You should try calling some of your local reps, pampers diapers, and the formula and breast pump companies often offer a lot of handouts and posters to be used in childbirth classes. They are great if you are starting out, and you can always black out the advertising on them if you want. Also, you should try your local hospital, I got several old cervical diliation charts from where I work. Although I had to buy the pelvis, I made my own fetal, umbilical, placenta, membranes, and uterine models from a cabbage patch doll and some old material. They actually work better then the catalogue items and it cost me about $3.00. And keep checking ebay, you can sometimes catch some great deals on materials, its just hit or miss. Good Luck!
May 23, '03
Have you done a search "childbirth education". Some offer links for "freebies".
May 24, '03
I don't know what you consider "expensive", but if you go to www.healthedco.com
(they're owned by the same company) you can find breast models, cervical dilation models (3-D), etc. for around $100 each; some of the breast models, especially the "mini models" are much less. You can find female reproductive charts (the big, full-color, laminated ones) for less than 20 bucks. I highly recommend getting the catalogs- they're spectacular. I use a number of the less expensive products in my health education sessions for new moms. Hope that helps!
May 29, '03
Hello, many times Lamaze Childbirth Educators send free things just for the asking. They do have a web site. I think it is Lamaze.com. That should get you started. Also formula companies may have info. Believe it or not I recieved great breasfeeding material from a formula company, all free.
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