Tools for Teaching: Presenting Relaxation Techniques to Pregnant Adolescents
Teens present a unique challenge for the childbirth educator. A committed educator must find creative teaching strategies that will ease an adolescent's tension and provide a safe environment where a teen can “own” the message of her body's ability to give birth. The author of this column presents one of her own strategies for teaching relaxation techniques to adolescents.
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Document Type: Standard Article
Affiliations: MARY JO PODGURSKI is Director of The Washington Hospital Teen Outreach and the founder of the Academy for Adolescent Health, Inc. in Washington, Pennsylvania.
Publication date: 2000-07-01
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- The Journal of Perinatal Education is the official journal of Lamaze International, whose mission is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles and evidence-based, practical resources that childbirth educators and other health care professionals can use to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their care or teaching to prepare expectant parents for birth.
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