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February 17, 2017 by Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH, AdvCD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE
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The concept of a labor playlist is not a new one. Using music to help you calm down, even in labor, is a very old idea. In fact, studies have proven that when music was present during labor, women reported significantly lower pain and anxiety.... Read More

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February 2, 2017 by Henci Goer, BA
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Laboring down - is it a good idea? Recent literature seems to indicate that it increases complications for both parent and baby, but is this conclusion based on good evidence? Researcher and writer Henci Goer takes a look at what the current research actually tells us on the topic of laboring down,... Read More
January 31, 2017 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA)
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I work hard to help my families to understand their rights and responsibilities around decision making and informed consent. This Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators idea helps reinforce the idea of using their "BRAIN" to help families gather information to make decisions.... Read More
January 27, 2017 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA)
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ACOG's new recommendations to avoid interventions aligns with the long established and evidence based Lamaze International Healthy Birth Practices. See how they stack up side by side in this post that compares the two.... Read More
January 24, 2017 by Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA)
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Sharon Muza curates a collection of valuable and free online videos that childbirth educators can use in classes in support of healthy and safe birth. Are your favorites among her list?... Read More

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