Birth Day

    Birth Day


    Establishing Breastfeeding
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 24, 2012 07:03 PM

    Breastfeeding is nature’s most powerful way of helping mothers recover from birth, learn mothering skills, and fall in love with their babies....

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    Cesarean Surgery
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 24, 2012 07:01 PM

    How to keep birth as normal as possible if you have a cesarean....

    Keywords: Birth Day | Cesarean Surgery

    Episiotomy
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 24, 2012 06:59 PM

    What you can do if you have an episiotomy....

    Keywords: Birth Day | Episiotomy

    Directed Pushing
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 24, 2012 06:58 PM

    How to keep labor as normal as possible if you use directed pushing....

    Keywords: Birth Day | Directed pushing

    Continuous EFM
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 24, 2012 06:57 PM

    How to keep labor as normal as possible if you need EFM....

    Keywords: Birth Day | EFM | Electronic Fetal Monitoring

    Movement Restrictions
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 24, 2012 06:55 PM

    How to keep labor as normal as possible if your movement is restricted....

    Keywords: Birth Day | Movement restrictions

    Epidural and Anesthesia
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 24, 2012 06:53 PM

    How to keep labor as normal as possible if you have an epidural....

    Keywords: Birth Day | Anesthesia | Epidural

    IV Fluids
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 24, 2012 06:51 PM

    How to keep labor as normal as possible if you will need an IV....

    Keywords: Birth Day | Intravenous Fluids | IV Fluids

    Induction with Pitocin
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 24, 2012 06:48 PM

    How to keep labor as normal as possible if you are induced with pitocin....

    Keywords: Birth Day | Induction | Pitocin

    Artificial Rupture of Membranes
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 24, 2012 06:46 PM

    How to keep labor as normal as possible if your membranes are ruptured artificially....

    Keywords: Birth Day | Induction | Rupture of Membranes

    Cesarean Infographic
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 24, 2012 06:45 PM

    What's the deal with cesareans?...

    Keywords: Birth Day | C-Sections | Cesarean Surgery

    Medical Interventions
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 24, 2012 06:44 PM

    Common Medical Interventions you should know about, just in case....

    Keywords: Birth Day | Medical Interventions

    Birth Partner Cheat Sheet
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 24, 2012 06:42 PM

    Uncertain about your role as a birth partner? Follow these eight easy guidelines....

    Keywords: Birth Day | Birth Partner

    Healthy Birth Practice 6: Keep mother and baby together
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 21, 2012 07:05 PM

    Experts now recommend that right after birth, a healthy newborn should be placed skin-to-skin on the mother’s abdomen or chest and should be dried and covered with warm blankets. Any care that needs to be done immediately after birth can be done with your baby skin-to-skin on your chest....

    Keywords: Birth Day | Healthy Birth Practices

    Healthy Birth Practice 5: Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body's urges to push
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 20, 2012 07:05 PM

    When it’s time to push your baby out, remember that instinct, tradition, and science are all on your side. Current evidence shows that letting you assume whatever position you find most comfortable, encouraging you to push in response to what you feel, and letting you push......

    Keywords: Birth Day | Healthy Birth Practices

    Healthy Birth Practice 4: Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 19, 2012 07:05 PM

    Although research shows that routine and unnecessary interference in the natural process of labor and birth is not likely to be beneficial—and may indeed be harmful—most U.S. births today are intervention-intensive. A majority of women surveyed for Listening to Mothers experienced......

    Keywords: Birth Day | Healthy Birth Practices

    Healthy Birth Practice 3: Bring a loved one, friend or doula for continuous support
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 18, 2012 07:05 PM

    In childbirth, as in many aspects of life, we humans do better when we’re surrounded by those we trust, people who tell us we’re doing well and encourage us forward. Good labor support is not watching the clock and checking IV lines and fetal monitor printouts. ...

    Keywords: Birth Day | Healthy Birth Practices

    Healthy Birth Practice 2: Walk, move around and change positions throughout labor
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 17, 2012 07:05 PM

    Moving in labor serves two very important purposes. First, it helps you cope with increasingly strong and painful contractions, which signals your body to keep labor going. Second, it helps gently wiggle your baby into your pelvis and through your birth canal....

    Keywords: Birth Day | Healthy Birth Practices

    Healthy Birth Practice 1: Let labor begin on its own
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 16, 2012 07:05 PM

    Letting your body go into labor spontaneously is almost always the best way to know that your baby is ready to be born and that your body is ready for labor. In the vast majority of pregnancies, labor will start......

    Keywords: Birth Day | Healthy Birth Practices

    Healthy Birth Practices
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 15, 2012 06:40 PM

    Common sense tells us and research confirms that the Six Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices featured in these video clips and print materials are tried-and-true ways to make birth as safe and healthy as possible....

    Keywords: Birth Day | Care practices | Healthy Birth Practices


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