Empathy Belly Rentals
"The Empathy Belly"® Pregnancy Simulator lets you know what it feels like to be pregnant! It is a multi-component, weighted "garment" that will -- through medically accurate simulation -- enable men, women, teenage girls and boys to experience over 20 symptoms and effects of pregnancy, including:
Weight gain of 30 pounds
Fetal kicking and movements
Shallow breathing and shortness of breath
Increased blood pressure, pulse and body temperature
Bladder pressure and frequency of urination
Low backaches; a shift in the center of gravity; waddling
Fatigue, irritability, and much, much more!
GREAT for Jack & Jill Baby Showers, Mother's Day Gift (to yourself), Preventing Teen Pregnancy.
As numerous studies in education have proven, one of the most important cornerstones of effective learning is:
"Tell me, and I might forget
Show me, and I might remember
Involve me, and I'll understand and remember!"
As an action-oriented, hands-on teaching aid for teenagers, The Empathy Belly can be used not only to educate but also to help reduce our nation's current epidemic of teenage pregnancy and parenting. In a counseling setting or during a school Health or Family Life class, girls and boys can wear The Empathy Belly and discover for themselves the many "price tags" or negative consequences that a pregnancy would impose on their teenage lifestyle. This realism quickly shatters their romantic illusions and typical adolescent feelings of invincibility regarding teen pregnancy. The learning experience is especially effective because it is tangible, here-and-now, and teens can relate it to what is emotionally important to them. Live demonstration of The Empathy Belly immediately gets kids' attention and serves as an excellent springboard for generating spontaneous roleplaying and excited, humorous, and candid discussion. Teens can begin to really see why the inevitable demands of pregnancy require mature, committed marriages and responsible support systems if childbearing is to be the joyful, positive experience that it can be. Skillful use of The Empathy Belly not only increases adolescents' knowledge, communication, and values-clarification but also motivates teenagers to prevent untimely pregnancy.