Lamaze 2017 Advocacy Summit was a great success with over 100 Lamaze members visiting their politicians on Capitol Hill to advocate for maternal-infant health and childbirth education.
Sharon Muza interviews Neel Shah, MD, MPP about the role of childbirth educators in helping to make improvements in maternal-infant health.
The sad fact is that too many families are affected by a pregnancy loss, stillbirth or early infant loss. The grief when a loss occurs has no bounds and remains significant and deep, even if there are future children that join the family after a loss has occurred.
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.
In a new working paper, The Effect of an Increase in Lead in the Water System on Fertility and Birth Outcomes: The Case of Flint, Michigan, researchers explored the effects of drinking the Flint River water (with its increased levels of lead) on fertility and birth outcomes.