Childbirth Isn’t One-Size-Fits All
Blog: News Releases | By: Lamaze International | Released: October 8, 2014, 11:25 am
I read two recent TIME articles and while we were pleased to see Lamaze mentioned, we wanted to note that both articles, Why Having an Epidural Should Count as Having a Natural Birth and Why Most Pregnancy Guides Are a Total Turnoff, miss the mark in similar ways.
Robin Elise Weiss Announced As President of Lamaze International
Blog: News Releases | By: Lamaze International | Released: October 7, 2014, 11:20 am
OCTOBER 7, 2014 (LOUISVILLE, KY) – Robin Elise Weiss has been elected President of Lamaze International, a nonprofit organization that promotes safe and healthy birth. Weiss is the mother of eight children and brings more than 25 years of expertise in maternal child health and building...
New Consensus Statement Important Step to Reduce Unnecessary Cesareans
Blog: News Releases | By: Lamaze International | Released: February 19, 2014, 8:36 pm
Today’s release of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) consensus statement on preventing first-time cesareans is an important step in closing gaps between evidence and the day-to-day care that women receive in pregnancy...
Knowledgeable Pregnancy Partners Instrumental in Safe and Healthy Births
Blog: News Releases | By: Amanda Osborne | Released: September 16, 2013, 12:47 pm
Men are often portrayed as panicked and flustered when a woman goes into labor and birth – leaving the mom-to-be in charge of the situation. But, dads or pregnancy partners can actually be a great source of support during pregnancy and on their baby’s birthday if armed with the right information and
Lamaze to Parents: Get the Most From Hospital Tours to be Ready for Baby's Arrival
Blog: News Releases | By: Lamaze International | Released: May 21, 2013, 7:35 am
The pop culture image of an expectant couple frantically arriving at the hospital, with a flurry of papers and spilling bags makes for hilarious movie or sitcom moments. The reality is that careful planning and making the most of a hospital tour can help ensure that those early moments of labor ar
Mythbusting May Help Improve Health of Women of Color and their Babies (En Español)
Blog: News Releases | By: Lamaze International | Released: April 24, 2013, 8:19 am
News Release#PHP_59#Al romper mitos se puede mejorar la salud de mujeres de color y de sus bebésPara publicación inmediata: 24 de abril de 2013Contacto: Tara GoodinTeléfono: (202) 591-4041Dirección electrónica: firstname.lastname@example.orgAl romper mitos se puede mejorar la salud de mujeres de color y de sus bebé
Mythbusting May Help Improve Health Of Women of Color and their Babies
Blog: News Releases | By: Lamaze International | Released: April 22, 2013, 9:37 am
Washington, D.C. – Some of the most persistent and troubling issues in maternity care in the U.S. are the continued gaps in the health and wellbeing of African American women and their babies. While an April 2013 National Center for Health Statistics data brief reported some good news...
Lamaze International President Michele Deck Responds to USA Today’s Article
Blog: News Releases | By: Lamaze International | Released: October 16, 2012, 3:13 pm
The recent article on new CDC births data, “Decline in U.S. births goes beyond the ailing economy,” missed an important point. The upward spiral of cesarean births may be coming to an end; however, we’re a long way from declaring victory.
Lamaze Calls Out Breastfeeding Barriers to Support Continued Rise of Breastfeeding Rates in the U.S.
Blog: News Releases | By: Lamaze International | Released: August 1, 2012, 10:19 am
Breastfeeding rates across the country continue to climb, with nearly 77 percent of moms initiating breastfeeding - the largest annual increase over the previous decade - and increases in breastfeeding at six and twelve months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
Fathers: You Play a Key Role in a Safe and Healthy Birth
Blog: News Releases | By: Lamaze International | Released: June 12, 2012, 2:54 pm
When it comes to childbirth, popular media often love to portray fathers as helpless and incompetent during labor and birth. When labor starts, the mother-to-be calmly manages her contractions as the dad sets into a panic, leaving behind the pre-packed bag, taking a wrong turn to the hospital...