In celebration of getting my DONA recertification in the mail, I decided to challenge myself to see if I could make this creatively and frugally.
This morning I went to Wal-Mart to peruse the Halloween decorations, thinking there had to be a usable pelvis from a skeleton I could use. I found one I thought would work -- and only one, really, out of all the decorations. I live in a small town, and Wal-Mart is just about all we have; I would have checked other places if I lived with more options, because although this one worked, I would have liked to see more samples. That was the only thing I purchased -- everything else I had around the house.
skeleton with a pelvis
orthodontic rubber band
baby that fits the pelvis
baby sock for uterus
I would use something else for the amnion, but I was grabbing things I had in my house -- nylons might work? Also I would use a newborn's sock, not an 18 months old's sock, for the uterus...you could also knit one.
If you have questions, let me know! It took me about an hour from start to finish! And it could save you 70+ dollars! Sorry the order is off -- putting them in order this way on the computer makes the mobile version easier to view.
♥ four young boys and a boy dog (offspring)
Stacie Bingham, LCCE, CD(DONA), CBS(LER)
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