When I first started as a childbirth educator, I really couldn't wait to get my hands on my new teaching tools. Though as a new educator, I had to add to my collection slowly, deciding which piece was the one I needed the most at that time. (In case you're wondering, my personal preference is to start with a pelvis.) So when I first saw that you could knit or crochet some of these, I really wished I'd learned to knit.
Most people probably think of the knitted uterus as something you could make yourself, but there are a growing number of people using the knitted breasts, often called names like Teaching Titties and Knitted Knockers. What I did find interesting was that unlike the knitted uterus, you can use your knitted or crocheted breasts as an outreach to women who need prosthetic breasts after breast cancer.
Here are some patterns that are free online:
- Tit Bits (knit)
- Crocheted Breast
- Knitted Knockers
- Knitted Boob
- Boobie Beanie for Baby (Crochet)
- Knitted Uterus with Fallopian Tubes
How do you use the knitted breast in your childbirth or breastfeeding class?