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January 15, 2019 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
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Every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. That means approximately 120,000 babies are affected by birth defects each year. Childbirth educators can help families prevent and deal with detected birth defects.... Read More

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January 10, 2019 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
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I teach a variety of independent childbirth classes in my community, including a seven-week series class. For as long as I can recall, I have established a Facebook group for each of the series classes. With ever-increasing concerns about privacy, I am trying a new system called Google Classroom.... Read More
January 8, 2019 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
January 4, 2019 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
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Research showed that people birthing in facilities with both midwives and doctors on staff were less likely to be induced, less likely to have their labor augmented with pitocin, less likely to have a cesarean, and more likely to have a successful vaginal birth after cesarean.... Read More
January 2, 2019 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLE
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Pregnant people experiencing stress and anxiety is at higher risk of obstetrical complications including preterm birth and low birth weight babies. The scientists hypothesized that music therapy would reduce stress during the pregnancy, during the birth, and for the baby. Read this research review!... Read More

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