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The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services: Evidence Basis for the Ten Steps of Mother-Friendly Care

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One factor explaining why women choose unnecessary high-tech births is their lack of knowledge of the research. Presenting research in Lamaze class can be difficult; however, teaching tools described in this article may help facilitate evidence-based discussions. The recently published Journal of Perinatal Education supplement issue written by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services Expert Work Group gives Lamaze educators a rich resource to pass along to expectant parents.

Keywords: Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative; Ten Steps of Mother-Friendly Care; The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services; childbirth education; normal birth

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: March 1, 2007

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