Birth and a Vision: Lamaze Childbirth Education in Kenya, East Africa
Abstract:Lamaze Certified Childbirth Education was an unknown entity in Kenya, East Africa, just a few years ago. Today, programs are firmly established in two leading private hospitals in Nairobi and gaining credibility in the region's medical community. Prepared childbirth is finding its place in the lives of the rapidly urbanizing African society. Implementation of Lamaze techniques in antenatal programs serving women outside the private sector is taking place as Kenyan midwives work toward their certification as Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2004
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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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