Andrea Lythgoe

Andrea has been a childbirth educator and doula for over 20 years, and really enjoys helping other birth professionals learn to better understand the research.

Top 20 Things to Know About Science

So what if this article is geared towards what scientists wish politicians knew about science? It’s still a fantastic list, and I see misunderstanding of these principles all the time. Have a read and see how many of these you understand! Top 20 Things Politicians Need to Know About Science

Gruenbaum Study on Home Birth

A newly released study on home birth has been grabbing headlines and triggered some strong responses. But the study is not without its flaws. Read some commentary and critique of the study at the links below: Understanding Outliers Flaws in Recent Homebirth Research May Mislead Parents, Providers

Updated Cochrane Review: Midwifery Model of Care

Cochrane Review on the Midwifery-led Model of Care The latest Cochrane Collaboration Review on the midwifery-led model of care. From the abstract: Midwife-led continuity of care was associated with several benefits for mothers and babies, and had no identified adverse effects compared with models of medical-led care and shared care.

US 2013 Breastfeeding Report Card

The Centers for Disease Control has released the 2013 Breastfeeding Report Card. It is the most current place to get US breastfeeding statistics. It’s only 8 pages, and a manageable read for a government report.

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