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.
- The Healthy Birth Practice Paper, written by Joyce DiFranco, RN, BSN, LCCE, FACCE
- The Healthy Birth Your Way handout on the second stage of labor, produced by InJoy Birth & Parenting Videos in partnership with Lamaze International
- The companion handout, “Positions for Labor“
- 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 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.