Hospitals across the United States have been feeling the impact of a shortage of IV bags since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017. Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, has been a major manufacturer and supplier of IV bags to US hospitals until Hurricane Maria.
In just about two months, Lamaze International members, Board, staff and other professionals will be gathering in San Antonio, Texas for the LamazeLIVE 2018! event that turns the idea of an "annual conference" upside down.
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.
As the gift-giving season comes to a close, thoughts turn to the new year and new plans. Before we say goodbye to this year, consider closing out your 2017 planned giving to organizations that ethically support maternal-infant health globally, and in your own community.
No matter how you are choosing to spend today, or where you are located across the globe, please accept our deepest gratitude and thanks for your effort and time to make this world a better place for families everywhere.