Birth Professionals, Jennifer's Personal Notes

Clay Cervix

So some of you were wondering about my clay cervices.  I made them because I have/had a skill deficit in distinguishing between 5 and 6 cm; and between 6 and 7 cm.  For most of my training these distinctions did not matter.  But I am getting some training in a very medical based practice now where everyone gets epidurals because I need to understand how to keep mom and baby safe when mom chooses these options.  Because epidurals can tend to slow labor, I need to be able to tell if mom has made change.

That being said, what midwife doesn’t want to perfect all her hands on skills – even the ones she doesn’t anticipate needing to rely on too often.  I found a great skills lab that gives directions for making clay cervices.


Jennifer Vanderlaan (Author)