Teaching with Virtual Labor
Virtual Labor is a great tool to help your clients understand how different comfort techniques might affect their labor. It helps them to learn ways to incorporate the skills they are mastering into a real labor scenario. Please feel free to assign the virtual labor to your clients as a homework assignment, and be sure to have them complete the Birth Questionnaire when they are finished so you can discuss the results in class.
If you are unable to use Virtual Labor in your class, your clients can still gain the experience in making predictions for labor when you incorporate decision making skills to your curriculum.
You don’t need to have Virtual Labor in your classroom to give your students the opportunity to explore their laboring skills. Try some of these activities to start some helpful discussions in your class.
Be sure to review the pintables to see if there is a handout your clients might find helpful