Newborn and family sleep is often a difficult but critical topic to cover in childbirth classes. Parents are getting a lot of mixed messages from many sources about where the baby should sleep. Is it time to change the message that parents get about bedsharing?
ACOG released new recommendations for postpartum contact in a Committee Opinion "Optimizing Postpartum Care" that recognizes more frequent and comprehensive services during the postpartum period can help to identify problems, offer treatment and refer to other professionals.
Black Maternal Health Week is a week that centers awareness on Black families and the inequitable outcomes that they bear during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
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."
Author and evidence-based maternity care expert Henci Goer, a frequent Science & Sensibility contributor, examines the abstract of the ARRIVE Trial (the only published material from the study available at this time) and shares with S&S readers her careful examination of the study's conclusions.