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Revisiting the Classics in Childbirth Education

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In celebration of Lamaze International's 50th anniversary, reviewers share their thoughts on some classic Lamaze resource materials and how their content relates to today's viewpoints on birth and childbirth education. Although some of the material may be outdated, all of the resources offer timeless insights as well as a unique view on the history of childbirth education. The following topics are addressed: past cultural views of birth; advocacy for change in birth practices; Lamaze method; pioneers in childbirth; importance of childbirth education; and birth advocacy.
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Keywords: American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics; Fernand Lamaze; Lamaze International; Marjorie Karmel; childbirth education

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2010

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