“Nearly one-third of women, without a prior cesarean, reported that they were told by their maternity care providers that their babies might be 'quite large,' leading to higher rates of medically induced labor or planned cesarean deliveries that may not be warranted, a new study shows. That finding is important in light of ACOG guidelines and evidence suggesting that such inductions do not reduce neonatal or maternal morbidities for SLBs (Suspected Large Babies)” .
Boston University Medical Center. Perceptions of fetal size influence interventions in pregnancy, study finds. Science Daily. August 11, 2016 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151008142410.htm
The Long Island Doula Association, Inc., (LIDA), invites you to a 4 hour workshop that will provide you with a powerful set of tools to share with your clients. This workshop is for anyone interested in supporting and/or educating birthing mothers.
Investment: $ 80 LIDA members
$ 100 non-LIDA members
Where: Baldwin Harbor Community Center
3232 S. Grand Ave, Baldwin
Deadline to register January 7
These tools will provide birthing women access to information and studies that define best-evidence care, and provide them with the confidence to expect that care. This is not a “method” or a philosophy; it’s just a simple way to inform mothers-to-be of their birthing rights and how to communicate with their caregivers to achieve optimal care.
At this workshop you’ll receive:
· An amazing packet of the studies so you’ll know what docs are saying to each other about maternity protocols. Every study has the important parts highlighted for easy reading.
· DVDs for your lending library: information on best-evidence maternity and newborn care, best evidence care practices for supporting the breastfeeding couple in the first hours/days and much more !