Calling all bloggers! 5th Healthy Birth Blog Carnival: Get up, stand up!

It’s been a while since our last Healthy Birth Blog Carnival.  I thought I’d give everyone a break since there was plenty of blog fodder, what with the NIH VBAC Consensus Conference, an Amnesty International Report on U.S. maternal mortality, and the release of appalling cesarean section statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics.  But when I posted a Fit Pregnancy article about coached versus spontaneous pushing on the Science & Sensibility Facebook page yesterday, it was met with a flurry of comments and was shared widely. It occurred to me that bloggers may be looking forward to something other than cesareans and VBACs to write about.  And readers may be looking forward to something other than cesareans and VBACs to read about.  So without further ado, I hereby announce the 5th Healthy Birth Blog Carnival on none other than the 5th Lamaze Healthy Birth Practice:

Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body’s urges to push

Anything about the second stage of labor is welcome. Here are some resources from Lamaze to get you thinking.

Participation in the Healthy Birth Blog Carnival is easy:

1. If you are a blogger, write a blog post on the Carnival theme (Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body’s urges to push). Post it on your blog by Wednesday, April 7. Make sure the post links back to this blog post, to the Healthy Birth Practice Paper, or to the video above. You may also submit a previously written post, as long as the information is still current.

2. Send an email with a link to your post to amyromano [at] lamaze dot org.

3. If you do not have a blog but would like to participate, you may submit a guest post for consideration by emailing it to me.

4. I will compile and post the Blog Carnival here at Science & Sensibility.

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  1. March 29th, 2010 at 23:51 | #1

    Just scheduled my submission to post on April 6th – I’m excited to participate again. Thanks, Amy!

  2. April 2nd, 2010 at 23:53 | #2

    Just sent in my submission! Thanks Amy!!!

  3. April 3rd, 2010 at 18:38 | #3

    Oh I am so excited about this topic as I just gave birth to a sweet baby girl in October while lying on my side. I’ll have to give my 2 cents on that. This is great!

  4. April 6th, 2010 at 14:29 | #4

    Just found out about this carnival through Melodie at Breastfeeding Moms Unite. Will try to get you something by tomorrow! Great topic.

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