Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
October 24, 2019 | by: Cara Terreri
Recently, Lamaze International signed on to endorse The White Ribbon Alliance's Respectful Maternity Care Charter. This charter clearly defines the rights owed to women and newborns when receiving maternity care in health care facilities worldwide.
A charter, like this one and many others before it, is created to give an organization or country a set of guidelines, rights, principles, boundaries, and/or a foundation. When rights are clearly defined, they can be defended! Historically, we have not identified childbearing people and newborns as a specific, vulnerable populations that needs special rights. But the truth is, mothers and babies are being mistreated, injured, and killed during the time around birth in countries around the world -- they need special protection.
March 19, 2019 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
Today we meet Natalie Burke, President, and CEO of CommonHealth ACTION, who will be presenting "Getting Uncomfortable: Equity in Maternal Health." CommonHealth ACTION develops people and organizations to produce health through equitable policies, programs, and practices.
February 22, 2019 | by: Cara Terreri, CD (DONA), LCCE
Black midwives, for centuries, have played a critical role in improving the care and outcomes for Black families. At the same time, Black midwives have also faced extra, unnecessary, and often extreme and insurmountable challenges to practicing and serving the families in need.
February 05, 2019 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
Exploring the infamous history surrounding the "Father of Modern Gynecology", Dr. J. Marion Sims during Black History Month.
January 17, 2019 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
The SOGC opinion on and corresponding statement on home birth is a refreshing respectful and collaborative approach to the choices of birth location facing birthing families today.
January 15, 2019 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
Every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. That means approximately 120,000 babies are affected by birth defects each year. Childbirth educators can help families prevent and deal with detected birth defects.
December 21, 2018 | by: Tanya Strusberg, LCCE, FACCE
Dr. Rachel Reed is a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She is the author of the internationally-respected blog, Midwife Thinking. Dr. Reed has recently published a new book entitled, Why Induction Matters. Tanya Strusberg reviews it here.
December 18, 2018 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
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.
December 13, 2018 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
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.
December 11, 2018 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
Today is a very exciting day in the United States House of Representatives! The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1318, Preventing Maternal Deaths Act.
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