WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do routine maternity care practices like early induction, confinement to bed and the overuse of cesarean surgery have in common? They are all increasingly applied practices that can actually make it more difficult to have a safe and healthy birth. Lamaze is launching a new campaign to encourage women to speak up and push for better care for themselves and their babies, and to spotlight the role that childbirth education has in equipping women with the information they need to be active partners in their care.
WHAT: Lamaze International launches the "Push for Your Baby" Campaign to give expectant parents the tools they need to push for the safest, healthiest birth possible.
WHERE: Push for Your Baby Webinar
To register for the webinar and for dial-in instructions, please contact Mollie Turner at [email protected].
WHO: Lamaze International
Why "Push for Your Baby"?: Lamaze President-elect Tara Owens Shuler, MEd, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), Director of Continuing Education, Special Projects, and Lamaze Childbirth Educator Program, Duke AHEC Program
Best Outcomes for Mom and Baby: Research Perspectives: Catherine Ruhl, MS, CNM, Director, Women's Health Programs, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Best Practices vs. "Routine Care": Allison Walsh, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE, Lamaze Childbirth Educator
My Birth Story: Mom featured in the "Push For Your Baby" online video, to be housed on www.Lamaze.org and YouTube.com
WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
About Lamaze International
Lamaze International promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting practices. Knowing that pregnancy and childbirth can be demanding on a woman's body and mind, Lamaze serves as a resource for information about what to expect and what choices are available during the childbearing years. Lamaze education and practices are based on the best and most current medical evidence available. Working closely with their families, health care providers and Lamaze educators, millions of pregnant women have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using Lamaze practices. The best way to learn about Lamaze's steps to a safe and healthy birth is to take a class with a Lamaze certified instructor. To find classes in your area, or for more information visit www.lamaze.org.
SOURCE Lamaze International