Questions from Our Readers—Really Teaching Lamaze: Evidence-Based Practice
Abstract:In this column, a reader identifies the importance of accurate, up-to-date information in making informed decisions. She is shocked to find that the Lamaze classes she observes are not evidence-based. Evidence-based practice is described, and examples of the use of best evidence in childbirth classes are discussed. The implications for childbirth education are explored.
Document Type: Editorial
Affiliations: JUDITH LOTHIAN is a childbirth educator in Brooklyn, New York, and the Chair of the Lamaze International Certification Council. She is also an Associate Professor at the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.
Publication date: January 1, 2001
- 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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