Pregnant women have questions — lots of ’em. And the internet has answers — lots of ‘em. Often, the answers, advice and anecdotes on pregnancy and birth found on the internet are varying, contradictory and leave women feeling confused and frustrated. Women need trustworthy resources, outside of their care provider, that they can rely on.
The Lamaze “Ask Henci” forum is hosted by obstetrical research expert Henci Goer and answers women’s questions carefully, timely and with accurate, research-supported information. Here are some of the recent topics covered:
- How long can early or false labor last?
- Breathing techniques during actual labor
- How do I interpret my OB’s responses to these questions?
- Gestational diabetes and homebirth
- The safety of using vacuum extraction during delivery
- VBAC beyond 40 weeks
If you’re looking for solid answers to your most pressing questions, visit the Lamaze Ask Henci forum and post your concerns. One mom had this to say about her experience on the forum:
“Knowing that people care and want to help other people is a really great thing. I really think it’s awesome that you take time out of your schedule just to try to make someone else’s life a little easier. Your forum really helped me when I was pregnant and during early labor. Thanks for all you do.”