The Lancet Series shows that the global rate of cesarean birth has doubled in the past 15 years to 21%, and is increasing annually by 4%. It is estimated that there are 6.2 million unnecessary cesareans done each year. China and Brazil together make up half of this number.
The past few weeks have seen lots of interesting news and tidbits that impact (or have the potential to impact) birthing families both in the United States and on a global level.
Natalie S. Burke, LamazeLIVE! plenary speaker will be discussing inequities in maternal and infant health and the systemic changes that need to happen in our country in order to reduce the number of parents and babies of color dying in the USA. Sharon Muza does a pre-event Q&A with Natalie today.
An interview with Nina Martin who is the LamazeLive! 2018 closing keynote speaker, a renowned journalist, and winner of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
Lamaze 2017 Advocacy Summit was a great success with over 100 Lamaze members visiting their politicians on Capitol Hill to advocate for maternal-infant health and childbirth education.