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May 18, 2017 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
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Lamaze International has long had a strong commitment to helping new families have their voices heard with our Congressmen and women from all across the United States.  Our 2017 Advocacy Summit lets our politicians know how critical childbirth education is for families to have safe and healthy birth... Read More

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May 16, 2017 by Henci Goer, BA
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The number of families that are choosing community birth (home or freestanding birth center) is increasing every year. What can healthy low-risk people do to avoid the interventions that make choosing a hospital birth potentially less safe for this specific population?... Read More
May 9, 2017 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
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May 6th through 12 is Nurses Appreciation Week. Nurses touch the lives of many pregnant, birthing and postpartum families and are often the first point of contact when a person goes into labor or arrives at the hospital. Lamaze thanks all those nurses who help people have safe and healthy births.... Read More
May 4, 2017 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
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The International Day of the Midwife is celebrated on the 5th of May each year to highlight the important role midwives play in the health of families. Access to a skilled midwife can help reduce and prevent deaths of more than 287,000 people who die while giving birth.... Read More
May 2, 2017 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
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Depression and anxiety along with other mental health conditions are the most common complication of childbirth. One in five pregnant people suffers from mood and anxiety disorders and one in seven postpartum people. Partners are also affected.... Read More

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