Penny Simkin's Road Map of Labor Package
Developed by childbirth educator, physical therapist, and Childbirth Graphics advisory board member Penny Simkin, this interactive package is a fun way to teach expectant parents and others about what to expect during labour. The road map shows normal labour as a journey that begins with early labour and ends with birth. The journey includes three paths: a winding yellow brick road with twists turns and no fixed timeline; a detour for back pain, which is a longer rougher road that eventually rejoins the yellow brick road; and the epidural highway, which represents the choice to have an epidural for pain relief. Each path ends joyfully with the baby’s birth. The road map includes illustrations of a variety of comfort measures to use as labour progresses. An ideal teaching tool for childbirth classes and a wonderful addition to birthing rooms. Package includes chart, presentation guide, and two-sided tear pad (Item #52725), which is also available separately. Laminated chart is 76 cm x 58 cm. Chart and presentation guide are also available without the tear pad as Penny Simkin’s Road Map of Labor Interactive Display (Item #90070).