March 08, 2023
International Women's Day 2023 - DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality
By: Sharon Muza, BS, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE | 0 Comments
Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is a global event, officially recognized for the first time by the United Nations in 1977. History tells us that there was an earlier start in the labor movements at the beginning of the 1900s across both Europe and North America. In the United States, there is documentation of an event in 1848, where women, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, who were angry about being prevented from speaking at an anti-slavery convention, gathered approximately 200 people in New York, for the first women’s rights convention. Putting forth a Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, they stated it was time for civil, social, political and religious rights for women.
The theme for the 2023 event is, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality. Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.
Lamaze International has free digital tools accessible to people all across the globe to help them feel informed, prepared and confident as they get ready to birth, feed and parent their baby. Many of these tools are available in both Spanish and English and also Mandarin.
Lamaze Pregnancy and Birth Decision Guides
- Six Healthy Birth Practices
- Overuse of Cesarean Birth
- Induced labor
- Electronic Fetal Monitoring
- Restricting Movement during Labor and Pushing
- Restricting Eating and Drinking in Labor
- Adequate Support
- Separating Parent and Baby
- Choosing a Pregnancy Care Provider
- Early Labor
- Pregnancy Nutrition
- Nutrition by Trimester
- Push for Your Baby
- Sex During Pregnancy
- Birth Plan
- Labor Positions
Access them here.
Lamaze International Parent Video Library
A large collection of short videos for parents and educators covering the Six Healthy Birth Practices, feeding, second stage/pushing and more. Mandarin subtitled videos are also available in this collection. Access the video library here.
Educator and Childbirth Class Directory
With the online educator directory, families can find both in person and virtual classes that can be attended from anywhere. Access the directory here.
Online Self-Paced Classes
These classes are available on a wide variety of topics and offer parents an opportunity to learn on their own schedule. An introduction to labor class is free, and other classes are available for purchase. Access the online classes here.
Pregnancy Week by Week Newsletter
A weekly fact-filled newsletter delivered directly to the inbox of expectant and postpartum parents with timely, relevant and useful information specific to their personal pregnancy and postpartum journey. Subscribe here.
Giving Birth with Confidence Blog
Frequent quick reads on important topics impacting birthing people today, along with links and additional resources for more information. Access the Giving Birth with Confidence blog here.
Through Lamaze International’s digital resources, families across the globe have free access to information that can help them to navigate toward a safe and healthy birth. Join Lamaze International in recognizing the contributions and significance of the role of women all around the world this International Women’s Day 2023.
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