The SOGC opinion on and corresponding statement on home birth is a refreshing respectful and collaborative approach to the choices of birth location facing birthing families today.
Every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. That means approximately 120,000 babies are affected by birth defects each year. Childbirth educators can help families prevent and deal with detected birth defects.
I teach a variety of independent childbirth classes in my community, including a seven-week series class. For as long as I can recall, I have established a Facebook group for each of the series classes. With ever-increasing concerns about privacy, I am trying a new system called Google Classroom.
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.
Research showed that people birthing in facilities with both midwives and doctors on staff were less likely to be induced, less likely to have their labor augmented with pitocin, less likely to have a cesarean, and more likely to have a successful vaginal birth after cesarean.