The Journal of Perinatal Education (JPE) is the leading peer-reviewed journal specifically for childbirth educators. Through evidence-based articles, the JPE advances the knowledge of aspiring and seasoned educators in any setting-independent or private practice, community, hospital, nursing or midwifery school-and informs educators and other health care professionals on research that will improve their practice and their efforts to support natural, safe, and healthy birth.
The JPE also publishes features that provide practical resources and advice health care professionals can use to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their care or teaching to prepare expectant parents for birth. The journal's content focuses on pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period, breastfeeding, neonatal care, early parenting, and young family development. In addition to childbirth educators, the JPE's readers include nurses, midwives, physicians, and other professionals involved with perinatal education and maternal-child health care.
Issues of the JPE are offered as a Lamaze membership benefit and to individual or institutional journal subscribers. Online access is available to all current Lamaze members.
The Journal of Perinatal Education is indexed by Ingenta, CINAHL, and PubMed Central.
The Journal of Perinatal Education is the official journal of
Lamaze International, whose mission is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy.