March 22nd through March 28th, 2017 is World Doula Week and Lamaze International along with Science & Sensibility recognize the benefits and contributions that birth and postpartum doulas provide in support of families around the world every day.
A recent study examined whether administration of synthetic oxytocin during labor would lower the risk of postpartum depression and anxiety. The authors review recent studies that show that depression or anxiety are higher in women with lower oxytocin levels.
The White Ribbon Alliance is an international organization whose mission is to catalyze & convene advocates who campaign to uphold the right of all women to be safe & healthy before, during & after childbirth. Lamaze seeks volunteers to serve as our rep on the WRA Respectful Maternity Care Council.
New parents have a love-hate relationship with their breast pump in the days, weeks and months after the birth of their baby. This is doubly true for those families where the breastfeeding parent goes back to work and pumps milk for the baby while away.