Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
April 28, 2011 | by: Walker Karraa, PhD
Join me in this amazing opportunity to learn about culturally competent maternity and postpartum care for Muslim women. Educator and postpartum mental health advocate Hajara Kutty shares invaluable religious and cultural context for birth and postpartum care in Islamic families.
April 26, 2011 | by: Kimmelin Hull, PA, LCCE
The Spring (20.2) issue of the Journal of Perinatal Education is already upon us, and this months Continuing Education Module is by our own Judith Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE.In her article, Lamaze Breathing: What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know, Dr. Lothian reviews the history of the
February 07, 2011 | by: Kimmelin Hull, PA, LCCE
I imagine any childbirth educator can attest to the fact that we tend to be approached by our students/clients on a wide range of topics--most pregnancy related, but many related to the near or distant postpartum period. When covering physiological postpartum issues, including return to sexual
January 17, 2011 | by: Kimmelin Hull, PA, LCCE
Following posts like this one from last week, it's encouraging to see that breastfeeding initiation rates have continued to rise in recent years. But, as Science & Sensibility contributor Edith Kernerman, IBCLC, pointed out: the rates of breastfeeding exclusivity at the six-month-postpartum
December 05, 2010 | by: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
In a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Australian researchers Maria Makrides and colleagues reported on the results of a large clinical trial testing the efficacy of DHA in preventing postpartum depression and improving childrens cognitive and language development at
November 30, 2010 | by: Kimmelin Hull, PA, LCCE
Recently, Boston.com featured this article as proof that an increasing number of women are spending more time worrying about their appearance during and after childbirth, than the birth process itself. Of course, those of us who have participated in childbirth in one form or another will like
July 31, 2010 | by: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
[Editor's Note: This is the first post from our new regular contributor, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC. Kathleen writes about breastfeeding, perinatal/postpartum mental health, and psychoneuroimmunology (PNI). She writes on her site, Uppity Science Chick, "Few fields of study are more excit
July 05, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
OK, I'm not making a claim that nursing in public protects against infant mortality (but hey, it's certainly plausible, on the public health level at least.) No, I'm writing about these two topics today because I'm hoping you'll go read my two guest posts, hosted on two of my favorite blogs.
June 18, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
...is up! Go check it out at Giving Birth with Confidence. What a PHENOMENAL collection of contributions about the moments, hours, and days after birth. Each of our Blog Carnivals has vastly surpassed my own expectations. I hope you'll agree.
April 25, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
If you haven't heard, the Joint Commission, the organization that accredits U.S. hospitals, has recently rolled out a bundle of perinatal quality measures. These measures are designed for hospitals to track and improve their performance on indicators of perinatal quality, including the proportion of
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