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Posted: Dec 11 2009 at 6:38pm | IP Logged Quote mooreboyz

I thought that since I'm pregnant with my 6th son due in March that I'd take the opportunity to do a unit study on how babies are made, pregnancy, and delivery with the boys ages 5 - 12. I wish I was the Earthy mother who could deliver at home with the boys all around to see it all and how wonderful and natural it all is, but I am not. I would like to approach this unit showing that babies are a natural part of life, not a medical condition. I want them to learn about the major milestones of development throughout pregnancy and how labor physically happens. I'd also like to show a video of a birth at the end...but nothing too graphic.

I'm considering spending roughly 6 hourish classes over 2 weeks on this unit.

Does anyone have any good books/videos/other resources that would help me put this together?


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Posted: Jan 12 2010 at 11:26pm | IP Logged Quote MrsM

I love the book Angel in the Waters by Regina Doman. Here's the description on Amazon:

In its motherís womb, a tiny baby grows, explores the waters, and talks with the angel who is there.

Really, a very sweet book that would be a great addition to a pregnancy study.

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Posted: Jan 13 2010 at 12:00pm | IP Logged Quote Marcia

I really liked using this book with our last pregnancy. I think I will pull it out again this time around.

If you have any friends who are doulas or midwives or LLL leaders, they might have a video you can borrow. I have one that was put out by the Bradley Method about siblings at birth that is great. It's very tempered and there isn't much mommy birthing sounds or blood.

I like Angel in the Waters too.
Also the Joyful Mysteries of Life book that I used for purity teaching with my older daughter (10) I will be using with my 5 year old and 8 year old with this birth go round.

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