Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
February 23, 2017 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
Lamaze recently has completed the translations and updates necessary to make the entire Lamaze International Learning Guide (GuÃa de Aprendizaje Lamaze) available in Spanish to those birth professionals preparing for the Lamaze exam in that language.
February 17, 2017 | by: Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH, CLC, AdvCD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE
The concept of a labor playlist is not a new one. Using music to help you calm down, even in labor, is a very old idea. In fact, studies have proven that when music was present during labor, women reported significantly lower pain and anxiety.
February 02, 2017 | by: Henci Goer, BA
Laboring down - is it a good idea? Recent literature seems to indicate that it increases complications for both parent and baby, but is this conclusion based on good evidence? Researcher and writer Henci Goer takes a look at what the current research actually tells us on the topic of laboring down,
January 31, 2017 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
I work hard to help my families to understand their rights and responsibilities around decision making and informed consent. This Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators idea helps reinforce the idea of using their "BRAIN" to help families gather information to make decisions.
January 27, 2017 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
ACOG's new recommendations to avoid interventions aligns with the long established and evidence based Lamaze International Healthy Birth Practices. See how they stack up side by side in this post that compares the two.
January 24, 2017 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
Sharon Muza curates a collection of valuable and free online videos that childbirth educators can use in classes in support of healthy and safe birth. Are your favorites among her list?
January 19, 2017 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
An innovative program, Moms2B, is helping to reduce the infant mortality rate in babies born to mothers with low socioeconomic status in the Weinland Park area of Ohio. Learn what is being done to help babies and parents in this community.
January 10, 2017 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
Lamaze International is an evidence based program that has a multitude of resources for both professionals and parents. The Lamaze Printing Store is open to everyone and offers many products that help families to understand the benefits of safe and healthy births.
December 29, 2016 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
This month's Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators is all about creatively using QR codes to help prepare the families you teach for labor, birth and parenting
December 20, 2016 | by: Brenda Kirkpatrick, MMCD, AIMI, LCCE, FACCE
Do you use the Lamaze brand in your business name or class titles? If not, maybe the time has come to make that change. Brenda Kirkpatrick, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator talks about how she incorporates the Lamaze branding in her business and class curriculum.
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