Calling All Childbirth Educators

This weekend, Jeanne and I will be attending a meeting to revise the Lamaze International Childbirth Educator Program Study Guide. If you are a Lamaze educator and enrolled in a Lamaze program in the last two years, you will be asked to complete a survey. We hope you...

Advice Stands Up Over Time

In advance of the upcoming MegaConference celebrating the 50th anniversaries of both Lamaze International and ICEA, I purchased on eBay a copy of the May 1958 edition of Ladies Home Journal, which many credit with birthing the modern childbirth education movement. In...

Top Ten (Proven) Ways to Avoid Cesarean Surgery

One of the most important lessons from last week’s NIH meeting on VBAC is that, if we reduce the primary cesarean surgery rate,  fewer women and babies will be at increased risk in future pregnancies because of a uterine scar. So, what can we, as childbirth...

Sign Up For NIH Webcast on VBAC

Yesterday I came across still another story in the news about a pregnant woman who had to travel hundreds of miles in order to have a VBAC. This was the woman’s fourth pregnancy – her first birth was a vaginal one; her second, a cesarean surgery; and her third a...

Happy New Year!

I am a week late in “starting” the New Year as my husband and I added an extra week to our holidays in order to attend the BCS national championship game. The Longhorns came close to pulling off a miracle comeback, but it was not to be. Now I can turn my attention to...