Lamaze International has been periodically releasing a comprehensive series of infographics designed to help consumers understand maternal infant best practices. These easy to read, evidence based infographics can help families to know the facts and supports the “Push for Your Baby” campaign that can help improve birth outcomes.
The newest infographic covering the topic of labor support helps families to understand that building a great support team, including adding a professional doula, can reduce the risk of unwanted interventions and non-medically needed cesareans. “Who Says Three’s A Crowd" lets families know that while health care providers can offer emotional support and physiological comfort measures, their responsibilities and patient load may prevent them from offering the continuous support that has been shown to reduce cesareans, need for pitocin, epidurals and improve satisfaction with the birth experience.
Lamaze International’s Healthy Birth Practice #3 “Bring a loved one, friend or doula for continuous support” goes into further detail about the benefits of having good labor support, and includes a short but informative video that supports the third birth practice. The labor support infographic is a very simple and attractive learning tool that educators can use to teach from or make available in handouts or on the classroom wall for passive learning.
Available infographics include:
- “Is an Epidural My Only Option?“
- “Wait for the Weight and Bond with Baby First!”
- “Six Simple Steps for a Healthy & Safe Birth“
- “No Food, No Drink during Labor? No Way!“
- “We Like to Move It, Move It!“
- “Will You Push for Your Baby?“
- “The Straight Scoop on Inductions“
- “What’s the Deal with Cesareans?“
- and the new “Who Says Three’s a Crowd?“
Lamaze International provides links to specific infographics for viewing online and makes them available in downloadable “pdf” or “jpeg” formats. Check out the Lamaze International Professionals website here, specifically the infographics page, to see all the infographics. Parents can find them at the “Push for Your Baby” website.
Have you checked out the infographics? Have you shared them with your students and clients? Which one is your favorite? How do you use them for teaching? We’d love to hear from you!