The World Health Organization just released updated guidelines "WHO recommendations: Intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience" and it is an important 212-page tome. It is full of evidence-based information that can certainly improve maternal-infant care.
This month’s Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators honors International Doula Month with an activity that reinforces Lamaze Healthy Birth Practice #3 - Bring a loved one, friend or doula for continuous support.
April the giraffe’s birth experience provides some wonderful teaching moments to discuss the natural, physiologic process of birth. The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices are remarkably similar to the common sense circumstances under which April birthed. Debby Amis shares what we can learn.
ACOG's new recommendations to avoid interventions aligns with the long established and evidence based Lamaze International Healthy Birth Practices. See how they stack up side by side in this post that compares the two.
Here are a few things I’d like to draw your attention to this week: Tomorrow, the University of Washington will be hosting a webinar, Current Issues and Leadership Challenges in Maternal and Child Health. To register for the event, go here. As an MCH grad student, you can bet I’ll be attending