One of the valuable benefits for Lamaze International members is a subscription to Lamaze International's official journal - The Journal of Perinatal Childbirth Education, whose mission is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy.
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.
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.
Childbirth educators and other birth professionals can be a resource for pregnant and postpartum families by providing resources that they might find helpful during these stressful times. Here are some resources.
Hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe form of nausea and vomiting that occurs during pregnancy that affects up to 2% of pregnant people. The nauseousness and vomiting experienced are so severe that the pregnant person is unable to take in enough fluid or nourishment to maintain normal health.