Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
December 15, 2016 | by: Molly Giammarco
Lamaze Internationals advocacy & government relations team has had a busy year with opportunities to engage payer groups, partner with stakeholders to promote mutual initiatives, and submit formal comments that support evidence-based childbirth education to several stakeholder & government groupss
December 13, 2016 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
The Healthy Children Project and the video series "Happy Birth Day" is a collection of six birth stories that you can share with families to give them a peek into what birth is really like and to reinforce what they have learned in their childbirth class. Sharon Muza reviews them today.
December 09, 2016 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
One thing that frequently gets left out when discussing cesareans in childbirth classes is the options that birthing families have when giving birth by cesarean. Sharon Muza shares some resources for cesarean birth planning.
December 06, 2016 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
At the conference, the Lamaze International President's Award was awarded to the California Maternity Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC). This award is given annually at the discretion of the President to an individual or organization that embodies the spirit of the Lamaze mission and vision.
December 01, 2016 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
The Journal of Perinatal Childbirth Education's mission is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles and evidence-based, practical resources that birth professionals will find useful.
November 29, 2016 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
November's Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators helps families to understand baby's input and output through the first month of life. It is a fantastic hands-on activity that creates community as class members work in small groups & encourages learning by manipulation & assessment.
November 08, 2016 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
Sharon Muza shares a wrap up of the 2016 Lamaze International Annual Conference and offers some of her experiences during both the plenary and concurrent sessions. If you were not able to attend either in person, or virtually, you will not want to miss this wrap up.
November 03, 2016 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee Opinion No. 679, Immersion in water during labor and delivery, was released at the end of October and Barbara Harper, founder and director of Waterbirth International discusses this new update.
November 01, 2016 | by: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE
This month's Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators involves my best tips for acquiring materials for my Lamaze classes. When you are an interactive instructor, you look at all kinds of objects you see and wonder how you could incorporate them into your childbirth class activities.
October 18, 2016 | by: Veronica Jacobsen, BA, CD(DONA), CLC, CPST, LCCE, FACCE
Veronica Jacobsen discusses how perinatal education can be a covered expense under state and private insurance plans. This topic is part of our occasional series "Building Your Birth Business." Having the ability to bill insurers may increase access to childbirth classes for more families.
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