Studies are being conducted that aim to determine if there are benefits to a newborn being exposed to their parent's vaginal flora. Should parents explore microbiome seeding of their cesarean born newborn with vaginal secretions from the birthing parent?
In new research, researchers concluded that explained some of the observed benefits of human milk at the breast/chest for human babies—the biological norm reduces stress hormones and the impact they can have on the body.
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.
Interview with Carol Sakala, PhD., Director of Childbirth Connection programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families and one of the lead researchers on the Listening to Mothers in California research where parents' voices are heard about their childbearing experiences.
This study just published in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN); Variation in Cesarean Birth Rates by Labor and Delivery Nurses examines how individual nurses can influence the mode of birth (cesarean or vaginal) of patients in their care.