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.
March is National Nutrition Month. Today, nutritionist and doula McKenzie L. Joyner, BS shares the "7 Super Foods for Pregnancy" that you can discuss during the time you spend with families.
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.
Virtual breastfeeding visits with a lactation consultant may be an option for those families who can not manage an in-person lactation visit. Learn about this increasingly new option as well as a program that offers this service for free for families who are income-qualified.
The Leapfrog Group released their 2017 Maternity Care Report to the public. This report was eye-opening to both significant improvements that have been made in some areas of maternity care and a clear signal that other benchmarks still have a long way to go.