Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
September 29, 2009 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
Ive had an interest in internet use among pregnant women for a while. Its pretty remarkable to think about the access women have to information and collective wisdom and the potential that holds for their empowerment and informed decision making.
Although I had envisioned some pretty nifty things
September 22, 2009 | by: Andrea D. Lythgoe, LCCE
Most research studies are published in professional journals. Some journals are published by a trade group or organization, such as JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, or Lamaze Internationals own Journal of Perinatal Education. Some journals are freestanding, independent of any
September 21, 2009 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
Im a huge Mad Men fan. For readers who arent familiar with the show, it depicts the goings on at a New York City advertising company in the 1960s. The show has earned critical acclaim not just for its stellar acting and story telling, but for the shows authentic depiction of the styles, trends
September 14, 2009 | by: Andrea D. Lythgoe, LCCE
Reports of new research studies can be found almost everywhere on a daily basis: On the nightly news, in mainstream magazines, in forwarded e-mails, on Facebook and Twitter feeds. But can these reports be taken at face value? Let's look at a few examples:First a small blurb published in
September 13, 2009 | by: Andrea D. Lythgoe, LCCE
[Editor's Note: I'm absolutely thrilled to announce our newest regular contributor, Andrea Lythgoe. Andrea is a DONA-certified doula, hospital-based Lamaze childbirth educator, and instructor at the Midwives College of Utah. She is the author of the website UnderstandingResearch.com where she aims
September 10, 2009 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
As most readers of this blog are probably already aware, The Today Show ran an inflammatory piece about home birth this morning that parroted ACOGs long-standing scare tactics and anti-midwife rhetoric. Since I just wrote a post on the safety of home birth, I thought that rather than repeating the
September 08, 2009 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
Lamaze Internationals popular series, Research Summaries for Normal Birth, was discontinued in 2008 after four years of quarterly round-ups so that we could move to the blog format and launch Science & Sensibility. In order to bring all of our research resources together in one place, we are adding
September 07, 2009 | by: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
[Editors Note: This is our fourth installment of guest posts from Lamaze Internationals 2009 Annual Conference speakers. Dr. Kendall-Tackett will present the Opening Plenary Address at this years conference. You can listen to podcast interviews will all of our plenary speakers online.
September 02, 2009 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
Launched in 2004 to summarize the evidence for a healthy, safe, and natural approach to labor and birth care, Lamaze's Care Practice Papers, have just undergone their second update. Now referred to as The Six Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices, the latest update incorporates current evidence as we
August 30, 2009 | by: Jennifer M.C. Torres
[Editors Note: This is our third installment of guest posts from Lamaze Internationals 2009 Annual Conference speakers. You can read all of our conference previews by clicking on the Lamaze 2009 Annual Conference tag. We hope to see you October 1-4 in Orlando at the Lamaze International 2009
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