Questions from Our Readers—Really Teaching Lamaze: What About Pushing?
Abstract:A reader is justifiably puzzled when a Lamaze childbirth educator tells her that directed pushing is the Lamaze way. The author of this column discusses second stage in the context of normal, natural birth, guidelines for pushing, evidence-based practice, and strategies to access and incorporate evidence into practice.
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: 2000-07-01
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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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