Lamaze International has a multitude of resources for doulas to share with their birth and postpartum clients who are looking for evidenced-based information from a respected source. Check out all that Lamaze has to offer you and your clients.
Second Chance: A Mother's Quest for a Natural Birth After Cesarean by Thais Nye Derich is primarily a book about self-discovery through the passage of births and a typical experience in today's US maternity care system. Cara Terreri reviews this book for educators and other birth professionals.
An External Cephalic Version (ECV) is one option open to people whose babies are breech. However, if a person has had a prior cesarean, they may be told that this is not an option for them. The evidence does not support excluding those with a prior cesarean from an ECV.
As April comes to a close, so does Cesarean Awareness Month. Science & Sensibility rounds up a plethora of Cesarean and VBAC resources for birth professionals to have handy at their fingertips for students and clients. Are you familiar with all of these useful sources for evidence based info?
Last week, a new study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Planned out-of-hospital birth and birth outcomes.” This study looked at the safety of home birth using Oregon State birth certificate data and once again brought up the unclear debate on the safety of home birth.