Position Paper: Promoting, Supporting, and Protecting Normal Birth
Abstract:This updated position paper contrasts medical management of labor and birth with the normal physiology of birth and describes the care practices that support and facilitate the normal process. Lamaze International urges care providers to adopt these care practices as the standard of care, unless evidence-based medical reasons dictate otherwise. The roles of Lamaze-certified childbirth educators and the Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth in protecting, preserving, and promoting normal birth are described.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2007
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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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