At the conference, the Lamaze International President's Award was awarded to the California Maternity Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC). This award is given annually at the discretion of the President to an individual or organization that embodies the spirit of the Lamaze mission and vision.
By Kim James, BA, BDT(DONA), CD(PALS), ICCE, LCCE
May is International Doula Month and Lamaze International recognizes the importance of labor support. (Note - there are both birth and postpartum doulas who work with families during the childbearing year. We are grateful for the work that they both
By Christine Morton, PhD What accounts for the dramatic rise in cesarean delivery in the United States over the past two decades? In her new book, Cut it Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America, sociologist Theresa Morris addresses this question by going to the source: she interviewed maternity
by Christine H. Morton, PhD and Monica Basile, PhD, CPM, CD(DONA), CCE (BWI)Last month there were great discussions after a study was published by the University of Minnesota, examining the potential cost savings to Medicaid if doulas worked with Medicaid clients, helping to reduce interve
By Christine H. Morton, PhD “Experienced nurses practicing in a nurse-managed labor model have the potential to change patient outcomes.” Today, on Science & Sensibility, Christine Morton, PhD takes a look at a study examining the role of nurses in helping to achieve a vaginal birth for patients