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.

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.

Organizing all those references!

I have been using a sloppy system in One Note to organize all my references. I recently discovered the service Mendeley, and someday……down the road, I will migrate all my citations over there. I love the idea of collaboration and being able to access and add to it from my iPhone or iPad!

Listening to Mothers

Is it geeky that I get excited about things like the new Listening to Mothers III survey? Childbirth Connection released 2 previous versions of the survey in 2002 and 2006 and I found both of them very interesting. The third survey was released this morning, and I’ve been perusing it this morning over breakfast, and …

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