A study published in May 2017 examined the impact of a childbirth education course based on mindfulness principles on the pain experienced during childbirth and the ability to handle that pain on a physiological level as well as adjust to the postpartum period.
Childbirth educators and other birth professionals can be a resource for pregnant and postpartum families by providing resources that they might find helpful during these stressful times. Here are some resources.
Diastasis recti is a condition that may develop during pregnancy for some people. The study "Postnatal Exercise Can Reverse Diastasis Recti" indicated that people who began exercises to repair this separation in the postpartum period had equal success as those that exercised prenatally.
Virtual breastfeeding consultations are just one type of on-demand virtual appointment that consumers can participate in along with primary care, pediatrics, psychiatry, therapy, and nutrition services. Are virtual LC visits meeting the needs of today's Millennial parents?
LCCE Tanya Strusberg interviews the author of "Born to Breastfeed: The First Six Weeks and Beyond," Rowena Gray, RM, RN, IBCLC. Rowena shares why she wrote this book and discusses some of the current challenges facing new parents, and how her book might just make the journey a bit easier.