October is recognized as ICAN Accreta Awareness Month by the International Cesarean Awareness Network. Placenta accreta occurs when the placenta is abnormally attached to the uterus and has trouble detaching after delivery.
September’s Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators offers a great introductory mindfulness activity that childbirth educators can do with their class families. Mindfulness can be a helpful tool that parents can easily add to their toolbox.
A study published in May 2017 examined the impact of a childbirth education course based on mindfulness principles on the pain experienced during childbirth and the ability to handle that pain on a physiological level as well as adjust to the postpartum period.
It was with great sadness that the Lamaze board, staff, and organization members learned last week of Dr. Marshall Klaus' death. Dr. Klaus passed away on August 15th, 2017 at the age of 90, at his home near San Francisco, California.
New research has come to light that the impact of giving birth by cesarean section can also create gynecological problems long after a person's reproductive years are completed if they should have a hysterectomy.