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Lamazeís vision for the future is that formal childbirth education, in person and online, should start early in pregnancy. In the second edition of The Official Lamaze Guide, the authors share Lamazeís 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. Thereís been a shocking rise in the maternal mortality rate. More babies are admitted to NICUs, and thereís 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 whatís best for them and their babies based on that information.
The second edition of The Official Lamaze Guide will 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 arenít medically necessary.
5. Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your bodyís urges to push.
6. Keep mother and baby togetheróitís 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.
|Having a Safe, Healthy Birth||p. 1|
|The History of Birth: Back to the Future||p. 9|
|You're Pregnant!||p. 35|
|Choosing a Caregiver and Birth Site||p. 47|
|Moving through Pregnancy||p. 71|
|Preparing for Labor and Birth||p. 95|
|The Simple Story of Birth||p. 105|
|Keeping Your Birth Safe and Healthy||p. 111|
|Finding Comfort in Labor||p. 131|
|Birth Plans and Baby Plans||p. 143|
|Getting the Safe, Healthy Birth You Want: Communication, Negotiation, and Decision-making||p. 169|
|Greeting Your Newborn||p. 181|
|Early Parenting||p. 209|
|Safe, Healthy Birth: What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know||p. 235|
|The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative||p. 249|
|The Rights of Childbearing Women||p. 259|
|Lamaze International Position Papers||p. 263|
|The Birth Doula's Contribution to Modern Maternity Care||p. 279|
|Recommended Resources||p. 295|
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