Science & Sensibility Wants You to Write for our Blog!
My name is Sharon Muza, and I am the current Community Manager of Lamaze International’s blog Science & Sensibility. In this capacity, I would like to extend an invitation to all of you, to consider becoming a contributor to Science & Sensibility. I would like to ask each of you reading today, to consider sharing your wisdom, your expertise and your experiences with all of the Science & Sensibility community. Science & Sensibility is a multi-disciplinary blog launched in April 2009 by Lamaze International to improve knowledge of evidence-base maternity care among Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators and other birth professionals and advocates. It is one of the leading online resources for up-to-date news and analysis of research and policy issues affecting childbearing women.
Our mission on this blog is to share research about healthy pregnancy, birth and postpartum, We do this by:
- Presenting new research and helping readers to better understand the information
- Reviewing books and films on topics relevant to the field of infant and maternal health
- Interviewing experts that we all want to hear from, on relevant topics
- Sharing innovative and effective teaching ideas
- Introducing resources and tools that readers can use to do their jobs more effectively
Our readership consists of Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators, other perinatal educators, midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, nurses, doctors, therapists, counselors and consumers from around the world. I can tell you, after doing this job for almost two years, that our readership loves to engage, learn and participate in process improvement to work towards safer and healthier births for all women and babies.
What is your area of expertise? What topics are you an expert in? What is your area of research that you want us all to know about? Do you enjoy breaking down studies in order to better understand them? What are you doing to help mothers and babies? Do you have ideas that you are just bursting at the seams to share? If so, I invite you to contact me so we can discuss potential opportunities for contributing to the blog.
The list of past and current contributors is diverse and consists of many experts and leaders in a variety of fields. It also consists of a lot of regular people, like you and I, who have something important and different to share. Everyone likes to learn and grow by being exposed to new information and ideas. I am happy to offer editing support and other assistance to help you, if you having something to share but are hesitant about writing.
If you enjoy putting pen to paper (or fingers to keypad, as that is what really happens today) and sharing thoughts and information on topics relevant to this blog, I would be delighted to hear from you. If you have ideas for future posts or topics that you would like to see covered (by someone else), I would love to hear from you. I am happy to find just the right expert to do the job. If you have suggestions on how we can continue to share research and evidence based practices with all those working to improve outcomes during the childbearing year, let me know. I would be delighted to introduce our readership to some fresh voices, new ideas and perspectives on the topics that matter to us all.
Won’t you consider becoming a contributor to the blog, or sharing your ideas that help shape our future topics? We are looking for those who will submit one post and others who want to join our regular contributor panel, offering wisdom on a regular basis. I extend a warm invite to you and look forward to your responses. Please reach out to me now.