Research Summaries for Normal Birth
Abstract:In this column, the author summarizes four research studies that further support the benefits of normal birth. The topics of the studies address the positive influence of vaginal birth and breastfeeding on newborns' immune systems; perineal management techniques that may reduce genital tract trauma at birth; predictive factors of the cesarean-surgery rate among low-risk, nulliparous women; and the important role of breastfeeding in alleviating pain among newborns undergoing painful procedures.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2006
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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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