The 2017 Lamaze Advocacy Summit is scheduled for October 23-24, 2017 in Washington DC. This two-day event is designed specifically to provide Lamaze members and other maternal-infant stakeholders an opportunity to connect with their politicians.
Prematurity is a serious problem that affects families all around the globe. Learning what factors influence who may be at risk of delivering too early can be a significant contribution to reducing the impact of premature birth
Federal healthcare reform—or the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act—continues to dominate Congress’ legislative agenda. Lamaze will continue to monitor healthcare reform efforts & will look for opportunities to advocate for improved childbirth outcomes—both for mothers & children.
This study just published in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN); Variation in Cesarean Birth Rates by Labor and Delivery Nurses examines how individual nurses can influence the mode of birth (cesarean or vaginal) of patients in their care.
The International Day of the Midwife is celebrated on the 5th of May each year to highlight the important role midwives play in the health of families. Access to a skilled midwife can help reduce and prevent deaths of more than 287,000 people who die while giving birth.