This month’s Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators honors International Doula Month with an activity that reinforces Lamaze Healthy Birth Practice #3 - Bring a loved one, friend or doula for continuous support.
May is International Doula Month and both birth & postpartum doulas are being celebrated for the important contributions they make to maternal-infant health & the family's birth & postpartum experience. Childbirth educators play a key role in introducing expectant families to the role of the doula.
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.
ACOG's new committee opinion - "Approaches to Limit Interventions During Labor and Birth" goes a long way toward helping to improve birth outcomes. Penny Simkin discusses what seems to be missing - role quality prenatal education class can play in improving maternal infant outcomes.
ACOG's new recommendations to avoid interventions aligns with the long established and evidence based Lamaze International Healthy Birth Practices. See how they stack up side by side in this post that compares the two.