My friend and colleague, Cara Terreri, is the Community Manager for the sister blog to Science & Sensibility, “Giving Birth with Confidence,” Lamaze International’s blog geared for expectant and new families. Cara is looking for some guest writers, and that just might be you! Read on to find out more. - Sharon Muza, Community Manager, Science & Sensibility
Are you a maternal/child health professional with something to say or a passion to share? Giving Birth with Confidence, the Lamaze blog for parents, is seeking new voices to share relevant, up-to-date information with expectant parents everywhere. My name is Cara Terreri, and I manage and write for the Giving Birth with Confidence blog. I rely on my guest writers to share a range of topics and expertise with our readership. Guest posts on the blog can address a wide variety of topics pertinent to pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and early parenting, and should be written in lay language, easily understood by the average person. Generally, articles are kept to a length of 1,000 words or less, but if the topic requires more, we can accommodate. Links, references and resources should be used where appropriate, and pictures (to which you own rights) are always appreciated! Below are a few topics on our current wish list, but please don’t hesitate to contact me with other ideas.
- growing research on the importance of colonizing baby’s gut after cesarean birth
- options/choices if you experience a still birth
- breastfeeding pain — difference between “normal” discomfort and pain, and what the pain could signal
- resources for women on medicare and/or WIC during pregnancy/prenatal care
- family centered cesarean
- understanding fetal heart tones during labor (what are staff looking for with each 15 minute strip?)
- rebozo 101 in labor
- how to bond with your baby if you’ve been separated (NICU stay, etc)
- relationship matters – during pregnancy, after birth
- issues unique to single parents
We are also searching for our next Great Expectations blogger. If you or someone you know is in their first or early second trimester and would like to blog through their pregnancy experience (2 posts per month, through the first month postpartum), let us know!
Contact Cara Terreri to inquire about all guest writing opportunities.