Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
March 28, 2013 | by: Christine H Morton, PhD
by Christine H. Morton, PhD and Monica Basile, PhD, CPM, CD(DONA), CCE (BWI)Last month there were great discussions after a study was published by the University of Minnesota, examining the potential cost savings to Medicaid if doulas worked with Medicaid clients, helping to reduce interve
March 21, 2013 | by: Henci Goer, BA
Regular contributor Henci Goer, author of several books including Optimal Care in Childbirth as well as the expert on Lamaze International's "Ask Henci" site, takes a look at a recent study that examines the wide divergence in cesarean rates amongst U.S. hospitals. Read Henci's take
March 20, 2013 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
PR News announced this week that Lamazes Push for Your Baby campaign was a co-winner for the 2013 Nonprofit PR Award for Digital PR and Marketing.The Push for Your Baby campaign worked to provide expecting mothers with key information they needed to push for a safe and healthy birth for their baby.
March 19, 2013 | by: Deena H. Blumenfeld, ERYT, RPYT, LCCE, FACCE
Regular contributor Deena Blumenfeld shares her recent experience with a research article that washed over social media outlets and was shared and discussed by many birth professionals. Deena explains how she fell in step with others and ended up being lead down the wrong path.
March 12, 2013 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
by Wendy Gordon, CPM, LM, MPH, MANA Division of Research, Assistant Professor, Bastyr University Dept of MidwiferyToday, occasional contributor, midwife and researcher Wendy Gordon, LM, CPM, MPH, Midwives Alliance Division of Research, shares some insights into some of the fascin
February 21, 2013 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
Last April, the ABIM Foundation, with Consumer Reports and other partners, drew national attention to overuse of ineffective and harmful practices across the health care system with their Choosing Wisely campaign. As part of the campaign, professional medical societies identified practices within
February 14, 2013 | by: Henci Goer, BA
In my January Science and Sensibility blog post, I answered the question Can We Prevent Persistent Occiput Posterior? but because it wasnt relevant to the study that prompted the post, and the piece was already long, I didnt look at the role of epidural analgesia. Let me now rectify that.
February 12, 2013 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
"Our goal is not to have every mother birth at homeour goal is to encourage parents to gather quality information, to gain exposure to a philosophy that screams trust in mothers and trust in babies, and to provide parents who do plan a homebirth to be well equipped with an understanding of how to t
February 05, 2013 | by: Walker Karraa, PhD
Regular contributor Walker Karraa interviews Jennifer Carney, a mother of two, who suffered from eclampsia at the beginning of her third trimester. Jennifer shares her real life story, on the heels of a favorite characters similar experience on the popular TV show Downton Abbey. Today, we learn
January 29, 2013 | by: Henci Goer, BA
Today, regular contributor Henci Goer, co-author of the recent book, Optimal Care in Childbirth; The Case for a Physiologic Approach, discusses a just published study on resolving the OP baby during labor through maternal positioning. Does it matter what position the mother is in? Can we
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