Newborn and family sleep is often a difficult but critical topic to cover in childbirth classes. Parents are getting a lot of mixed messages from many sources about where the baby should sleep. Is it time to change the message that parents get about bedsharing?
Spring often brings updates to current vital statistics information for maternal-infant care in the United States. This provisional data includes 99.93% of all reported births in the United States in 2017. It is the most up to date information available.
Lamaze was one of the MfM sponsors and it was great to see our organization's name up there on the huge center stage. I was proud of the role that my certifying body has taken in standing with other leaders in maternal-infant health to improve outcomes for families and supporting this event.
May 5th is International Day of the Midwife, a day recognized globally to thank and appreciate all that midwives around the world do to help families have safe and healthy births.
May is International Doula Month. A doula is a professional who provides emotional, physical and informational support to families during the childbearing year.