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October 15, 2018 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
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As childbirth educators, we are aware that even in a class of what we believe to be first-time expectant parents, there will likely be some class members who have experienced a loss of a previous pregnancy or even a stillbirth or infant loss after birth.... Read More

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October 9, 2018 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
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A new study suggests there is no need to labor down with an epidural and supports immediate pushing after complete dilation with no change in cesarean rates or need for forceps or vacuums, with some benefits to parent and baby.... Read More
October 4, 2018 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
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In new research, researchers concluded that explained some of the observed benefits of human milk at the breast/chest for human babies—the biological norm reduces stress hormones and the impact they can have on the body.... Read More
October 2, 2018 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
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One of the valuable benefits for Lamaze International members is a subscription to Lamaze International's official journal - The Journal of Perinatal Childbirth Education, whose mission is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy.... Read More
September 27, 2018 by Mindy A. Cockeram, LCCE
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This month's Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators post is all about positions that a laboring person can use during the first stage (labor) part of birth. Learn about UFOs for labor (upright, forward-leaning and open) in this class activity.... Read More

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