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Big Changes in Maternity Care 2010-15

I am a co-author of the book Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn. (We call it PCN for short.) We have been working on a revision – the 5th edition of PCN will be released in January 2016. 4,003 more words

Childbirth Education

We all need support in labour

A very short post from me today, a vignette I found in Birthing From Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz and had to share. 83 more words

Nancy Lantz, RN, BSN, ICCE/ICD

Title: President

Company: International Childbirth Education Association

Location: Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, TN, July 2, 2015, Nancy Lantz, RN, BSN, ICCE/ICD, President of International Childbirth Education Association, has been recognized by Elite American Health Professionals for dedication, achievement and leadership in maternity care. 172 more words


Maternity Care

The country’s maternity care system is missing opportunities to provide better care and use resources more wisely by routinely intervening in labor and delivery in ways that interfere with, instead of promoting, supporting and protecting, innate biological processes that result in healthier outcomes for women and newborns. 70 more words

Maternity Care

Chocolates mean nothing

Grumpy Midwife has been extraordinarily busy for the last three months; hence her silence. But she would like to take a few moments to share a recent Damascene conversion experience. 713 more words


Breastfeeding support - what makes it good.

I’m reading  a lot of research that considers  the best ways to prepare and support women to breastfeed.

Truth is, we really don’t know for certain what’s the most effective way to do it. 496 more words