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.
I recently had the opportunity to interview two creative childbirth educators who have turned to crowdfunding in order to raise money for their career development and conference activities. Learn more about these efforts to help them to help families.
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.
Researchers are discovering and learning more about the components of breastmilk all the time and identifying the function of all the unique ingredients. This activity is a very simple and effective way to visually demonstrate what are the ingredients in both breastmilk and formula.
Childbirth professionals have many opportunities to help Black families and Black lactation consultants. Today's blog offers some suggestions on action steps you can take now. Join us in supporting Black Breastfeeding Week 2017.