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.
The Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women has issued their recommendations to Congress and the Secretary of Health and Human Services. People need to know what medications are safe during pregnancy and lactation.
Lamaze is committed to supporting research that documents the impact on birth outcomes, patient satisfaction, and/or cost of care. Lamaze International is looking to fund up to two research grants ($2,000 to $5,000 each) that explore the link between childbirth education and birth outcomes.
There is a new Cochrane Review that was published earlier this week "Omega-3 fatty acid addition during pregnancy" that determined that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births.
A new report released by The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) states that the rate of severe maternal morbidity during childbirth has risen sharply in the past ten years.