As childbirth educators and birth professionals, we can do a small but important part to make all of the people in our classes feel comfortable and welcome. Using gender-neutral language is something we can do to welcome gender-diverse people.
Having art on the walls that reflect the journeys of the pregnant families who come through my classroom is an added bonus and fun to collate. Do you have art that supports your teaching where you work?
Our newest webinar offering is scheduled for next week, on Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 4 PM EST. Complementary Therapies, Antenatal Education and Labor Experience: Analyzing the Outcomes and Economic Analysis will be presented by Kate Levett.
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?
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.