Announcing the 4th Healthy Birth Blog Carnival
We took a holiday hiatus from our blog carnivals on Lamaze’s Six Healthy Birth Practices. But now it’s time to finish what we’ve started. Three down, three to go. We’ve heard what bloggers had to say about letting labor begin on its own, movement in labor, and continuous labor support. Next up?
Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary.
This is a huge topic, and I expect quite a range of submissions. The interventions Lamaze addresses in our Healthy Birth Practice Paper are intravenous lines, restrictions on food and drink, continuous electronic fetal monitoring, artificial rupture of the membranes, pharmacologic augmentation of labor, epidural analgesia, and episiotomy. You can blog on these or other interventions, it’s up to you. Here are some resources from Lamaze to get you thinking.
- The Healthy Birth Practice Paper, written by Judith Lothian, RN, PhD, LCCE, FACCE
- The Healthy Birth Your Way handout on labor interventions, produced by InJoy Birth & Parenting Videos in partnership with Lamaze International
- The companion birth planning worksheet.
- Our Healthy Birth Your Way video
Participation in the Healthy Birth Blog Carnival is easy:
1. If you are a blogger, write a blog post on the Carnival theme (Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary). Post it on your blog by Monday, February 1. 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.