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Abstract:

In this column, the editor of The Journal of Perinatal Education describes two international credentialing programs, the Magnet Recognition Program and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Both require an ongoing commitment to excellence. The editor also describes the contents of this issue, which offer a broad range of resources, research, and inspiration for childbirth educators in their efforts to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth.

Wendy C. Budin

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Keywords: Baby-Friendly; Magnet recognition; childbirth education; healthy birth; natural birth; normal birth; perinatal education; safe birth

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.21.1.3

Publication date: 2012-01-01

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