Louisiana Constituents for Safe Childbirth

Meet the Midwives of the Acadiana BirthHouse

Certified Professional Midwives of the Acadiana Birth Center

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Jul 2016

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Meet the Midwives of the Acadiana BirthHouse

We, Louisiana Constituents for Safe Childbirth (LCSC), are excited about another birth option in our Acadiana chapter! Have you heard? Acadiana now has a birth center! This will be the first birth center in Louisiana owned and operated by Certified Professional Midwives (CPM)! According to 2012 statistics, only 0.41% of women have ...

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Lafayette General Medical Center Cesarean Rate

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Apr 2016

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What LGMC is Doing About Their High Cesarean Rate

As you may know, it is Cesarean Awareness Month. You may also know that Louisiana has one of the highest cesarean rates in the United States! Consumer Reports has ranked hospitals using the data from The Leapfrog Group. The rates listed by The Leapfrog Group are NTSV cesarean rates. This means that first-time mothers with one […]

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Triplet Cesarean Birth Video

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Apr 2016

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Triplet Cesarean Birth Story

In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month, we will be sharing Cesarean and VBAC birth stories. Hannah Birchman shared with us her cesarean birth with her triplets! If you are friends with Hannah, you have probably seen the adorable adventures of her triplets as they grow. Hannah always strives to keep it real, which I ...

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Water Birth Ban for CPMs and Consumers

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Mar 2016

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Midwifery Rules and Water Birth- And why you should care!

In 2012 the Midwifery Care Act was passed. For the past 2 years, the Medical Board of Examiners has been working on the Midwifery Rules for those laws. In the next coming weeks we will be sharing our thoughts on these rules. This blog addresses the limitations on water birth in the Louisiana Midwifery Rules. […]

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Enforcing obstetrician rules on midwives

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Mar 2016

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ACOG Guidelines ruling Midwifery Rules (Part 2)

In 2012 the Midwifery Care Act was passed. For the past 2 years, the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) has been working on the Midwifery Rules for those laws. In the next couple days and weeks we will be sharing our thoughts on these rules. This blog is the second of 2 blogs […]

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Midwifery Rules and ACOG Guidelines part 1

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Mar 2016

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ACOG & THEIR EFFECT ON MIDWIFERY RULES (PART 1)

In 2012 the Midwifery Care Act was passed. For the past 2 years, the Medical Board of Examiners has been working on the Midwifery Rules for those laws. In the next couple days and weeks we will be sharing our thoughts on these rules. This blog is the first of 2 blogs discussing ACOG and Louisiana […]

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Get involved with LCSC

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Feb 2016

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Are you a Louisiana birth worker? This post is for YOU.

Calling all birth workers! LCSC needs YOU! Do you believe Louisiana could improve it’s maternity care? Do you grow weary of seeing clients receive care that isn’t always evidence-based? Is your heart burdened by the lack of support women receive for their birth preferences? Are you tired of outdated procedures and ...

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5 Ways to Avoid a Cesarean

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Feb 2016

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5 Ways to Avoid Cascade of Interventions

Birth is a natural process that women have accomplished for thousands of years. Women’s bodies are meant to birth their babies. Nowadays we often interrupt the natural process with interventions.  There is a time and a place for every intervention. Let’s face it; many of us are not living the lifestyle of our ancestors ...

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LCSC Accomplishments for 2015

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Jan 2016

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LCSC Review of 2015

What a year! It has been a busy year for Louisiana Constituents for Safe Childbirth (LCSC). With the start of the New Year, we would like to recap our accomplishments and make resolutions for the New Year. For those who are not familiar with LCSC, we are a statewide non-profit organization. We have 9 chapters statewide. […]

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Memorable Birth Moments

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Nov 2015

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Birth Moments to Love

Birth can be a very powerful time in a woman’s life, even life changing. When women are listened to, respected, and loved, they can often look back on their births fondly. Here are some of those special moments from women’s births: LOVE AT FIRST LATCH “My second and third were born very quickly. I had […]

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