ACOG's new committee opinion - "Approaches to Limit Interventions During Labor and Birth" goes a long way toward helping to improve birth outcomes. Penny Simkin discusses what seems to be missing - role quality prenatal education class can play in improving maternal infant outcomes.
Sharon Muza curates a collection of valuable and free online videos that childbirth educators can use in classes in support of healthy and safe birth. Are your favorites among her list?
Childbirth educators, we have a problem. When ACOG changed the definition of the start of active labor from 4 cm to 6 cm of dilation, we failed to change our collective thinking about how we interpret and teach the phases of labor in our childbirth classes.
Last Tuesday, in part one of this two part post series, Andrea Lythgoe explained the Health Belief Model in her blog post Understanding the Health Belief Model. Andrea discussed the different components that make up this model. As we learned, perception is key and there are several different ways
by Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA)Today, a long awaited report written by Dr. Sarah Buckley, "Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care" is being released by Childbirth Connection. In this valuable report, Dr. Buckley gathers the most current res