July 20, 2015
Lamaze International Has The Up-to-Date Resources You Need! Are You Connected?
By: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE | 0 Comments
Lamaze International offers a large variety of useful material for Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators and others to use to increase professional knowledge and help you when working with and sharing information with expectant and new families. There are YouTube videos, infographics, a smartphone app, professional and consumer blogs, a Pinterest account, weekly newsletters for families, bi-weekly newsletters for Lamaze members, Facebook pages, a Twitter account, Instagram photos, live and recorded webinars and more all available to help you better serve the families that you work with. No matter what type of resource material you choose to access, you can be sure that it is evidence based, current and presented in a professional manner. Here is a summary of many of these resources in one place so that you can use this post as a reference for easy access to useful information whenever you want.
Science & Sensibility blog for birth professionals - if you are reading this, of course you have already found this blog. Published twice a week, you can get all the news, analyses of recently published studies, teaching ideas and more. You can subscribe to this blog to be sure never to miss a post.
Giving Birth with Confidence - Lamaze International's consumer blog written by Cara Terreri, CD(DONA), LCCE. Follow along with families as they move through their pregnancies, get up to date information on pregnancy, birth and postpartum information - all delivered in a consumer friendly, easy to read format.
Lamaze International YouTube channel - a variety of videos, including "From the President's Desk," where Lamaze President, Dr. Robin Elise Weiss shares information on a variety of current issues, short and informative videos on many of our infographics, Six Healthy Birth Practices, and many more professional and consumer friendly videos that promotes safe and healthy births. You can subscribe to this YouTube channel to receive updates when new videos are added.
- @LamazeOnline - educators and parents can follow along on lots of updates and a great interactive monthly Twitter chat.
- @LamazeAdvocates - connects birth pros with peers, professional development & resources to support expectant parents on their journey to a natural, safe & healthy birth, as well as participate in a monthly Twitter chat on a variety of topics.
Pregnancy & Parenting Smartphone App
A great tool for families to use through pregnancy, labor/birth and parenting. Comprehensive, full of great evidence based information and simply very useful. Check out the Pregnancy & Parenting app page on the Lamaze International website to see all the useful features, and find resources to help you introduce the app to the families you work with.
Evidenced based information in an easy to read (and easy to share), visually appealing infographic format. Topics include:
- VBACs (new!)
- Labor Support
- Healthy Birth Practices
- Electronic Fetal Monitoring
- Separating Mom and Baby
- Restricted Food & Drink
- Restricted Movement
- Avoiding the First Cesarean
Find them all here, in both web-based and jpeg formats suitable for printing at your convenience. Don't forget about the accompanying videos that are based on the infographics.
Your Pregnancy Week By Week - a weekly evidence based newsletter designed for parents that provides them with helpful information, tips and resources, delivered right to their inboxes weekly, based on their due date.
Inside Lamaze - a vital resource for continuing education available to Lamaze Members. The latest news, research, and information on upcoming events right in your inbox two times a month. Join Lamaze now to receive this valuable bi-weekly newsletter.
Professional webinars for birth professionals with contact hours that are accepted by many maternal and infant health organizations, including nursing associations. Many of the webinars are free and only incur a small cost for contact hours.
Instagram - a place to find all the Lamaze pregnancy, birth and postpartum news that is fit for a picture!
Lamaze has you covered with great resources that keep you informed, up-to-date and connected on a variety of platforms and in diverse formats. Stay connected with Lamaze International and have a plethora of useful information always at your fingertips and ready to share with expectant families. How do you stay connected with Lamaze? What's your favorite Lamaze resource? Let us know in the comments section below.
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