A friend donated some old stretchy pants yesterday, so I took the time to make the Birth Pants as recommended in the Hesperian Foundation book for Midwives. I wasn’t sure how big to make the opening, so I used the dolls from the teaching kits as models.
I made the opening large enough to let the doll slide through, but because the material was stretchy I was able to leave it small enough to demonstrate crowning. So the idea is cool, but I have not tested the pants yet. I asked Jeff to try them on to let me see what I would be working with and he recommended I try them on myself and he could take a photo. I’ll have to see if I can get him to volunteer when the kids are asleep and there is no danger of neighbors looking in the windows.