Official Lamaze Guide Giving Birth with Confidence

ISBN-10: 1439179794

ISBN-13: 9781439179796

Edition: 4th 2011

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Lamaze's vision for the future is that formal childbirth education, in person and on-line, should start early in pregnancy. In the new edition of The Official Lamaze Guide, the authors share Lamaze's belief that preparing for birth and becoming a mother takes all of pregnancy, not just six weeks of formal classes at the end of the third trimester.This new edition has been updated to reflect the latest evidence-based research on pregnancy and childbirth. Since the first edition, childbirth in the U.S. has gotten riskier. The cesarean rate has continued to rise; now almost one third of women in the U.S. have a cesarean. There's been a shocking rise in the maternal mortality rate. More babies are admitted to NICUs, and there's been an alarming increase in incidences of postpartum depression and post traumatic stress disorder related to childbirth.Lamaze believes that all women have the right and the responsibility to get complete and accurate information about pregnancy and birth, and to choose what's best for them and their babies based on that information. The new edition of The Official Lamaze Guidewill showcase the six "Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices," which are supported by research studies that examine the benefits and risks of maternity care practices.1. Let labor begin on its own.2. Walk, move around, and change positions throughout labor.3. Bring a loved one, friend, or doula for continuous support.4. Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary.5. Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body's urges to push.6. Keep mother and baby together--it's best for mother, baby, and breastfeeding.The mission of Lamaze International is to promote, support and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy through the dedicated efforts of professional childbirth educators, providers, and parents.
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Book details

List price: $12.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Meadowbrook Press
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Judith Lothian is a nurse and childbirth educator with over 30 years of experience. She is an associate professor at Seton Hall University College of Nursing and is chair of the Lamaze International Certification Council. Dr. Lothian is a nationally recognized speaker on birth and breastfeeding, a columnist for The Journal of Perinatal Education, and a mother of five and grandmother of seven.

Preface
Having a Safe, Healthy Birth
The History of Birth: Back to the Future
You're Pregnant!
Choosing a Caregiver and Birth Site
Moving through Pregnancy
Preparing for Labor and Birth
The Simple Story of Birth
Keeping Your Birth Safe and Healthy
Finding Comfort in Labor
Birth Plans and Baby Plans
Getting the Safe, Healthy Birth You Want: Communication, Negotiation, and Decision-making
Greeting Your Newborn
Early Parenting
Afterword
Safe, Healthy Birth: What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know
The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative
The Rights of Childbearing Women
Lamaze International Position Papers
The Birth Doula's Contribution to Modern Maternity Care
Notes
Recommended Resources
Index
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