Natalie S. Burke, LamazeLIVE! plenary speaker will be discussing inequities in maternal and infant health and the systemic changes that need to happen in our country in order to reduce the number of parents and babies of color dying in the USA. Sharon Muza does a pre-event Q&A with Natalie today.
According to the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), IBCLC Day "was developed to recognize the important role of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and the specialized knowledge each has to make a difference in the lives of breastfeeding families."
It devalues the experience of pregnancy and birth to show a pregnant person as simply the pregnant belly. So much of research and medicine sees people as a collection of systems and organs and neglects to consider that all those items belong to a real person with emotions and feelings.
These little houses were the perfect opportunity for a matching game activity that got families thinking about what could/would make their birth experience more comfortable, painful or fearful. Another in the Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators Series.