Questions from Our Readers: Really Teaching Lamaze: The Power of Pain
In response to a reader's question, this column discusses the benefits and uses of pain to facilitate childbirth. Childbirth educators are urged to help women understand pain, so that they may work with pain and appreciate the role it plays in providing them with the inner wisdom to give birth.
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Document Type: Editorial
Affiliations: JUDITH LOTHIAN is a childbirth educator in Brooklyn, New York, and the chair of the Lamaze International Certification Council.
Publication date: 1999-04-01
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- The Journal of Perinatal Education is the official journal of Lamaze International, whose mission is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles and evidence-based, practical resources that childbirth educators and other health care professionals can use to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their care or teaching to prepare expectant parents for birth.
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