60 Tips for Healthy Birth

Lamaze International has been doing a fantastic series of posts on their Giving Birth With Confidence blog. They are all great, and I thought I’d share them here. As a Lamaze Educator, my classes support these 6 principles, and you’ll learn even more tips on achieving the healthy birth you want. 60 Tips for Healthy […]

Wednesday Wrap Up 11-13

Lovely, touching, and REAL portraits of new moms. The term “false labor” has always bothered me. If mom is experiencing contractions, if she’s feeling things are happening, it’s really cruel to tell her it is “false” – her body is doing SOMETHING, her experience is very real. Bugs me when it gets dismissed as “false”. […]

Fun At Lamaze! | Part 3

The third and final day. After all the learning and all the fun, I am utterly exhausted. And yet I have to present again. First thing in the morning. This time my topic was “Out of the Bayou: Helping Families Navigate the Online Swamp” My roommate and friend was kind enough to attend my session […]

Fun at Lamaze! | Part 2

Melinda Delisle teaching massage

Day 2 of the Lamaze International Conference started with the LONGEST 90 minute session, ever! Yes, I presented a session first thing Saturday morning! My topic was “Studies, Stats and All That Jazz: Finding Your Research Rhythm for Safe and Healthy Birth” – I think it went well, we discussed different kinds of bias, ways […]

Fun at Lamaze Part 1!

NOLA Skyline

The Lamaze conference in New Orleans was a great experience for me, as always, I loved being a part of a large group of women who are all determined to help women have great births! I flew out the day before and checked into the Astor Crowne Plaza, right on the corner of Bourbon St […]