In answer to a reader's question about the necessity of prenatal sonograms, this column asserts that, unless there is a serious medical problem, mothers should depend less on technology and more on their natural abilities to foster the all-important bond with their babies.
JUDITH LOTHIAN is a childbirth educator in Brooklyn, New York, and the Chair of the Lamaze International Certification Council.
Publication date: October 1, 1999
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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.