Mark Taslimi became a physician over 40 years ago and has dedicated his career to working with the healthcare needs of women and babies during pregnancy. He has also been credited with implementing successful, evidence- based models of pregnancy healthcare systems in several rural communities around Iran and Tennessee. Currently, Dr. Taslimi is a clinical professor at Stanford University, Department of OB/GYN Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. He is also the clinical director of the Stanford/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Perinatal Diagnostic Center in Santa Cruz, CA.
As spring evolves into summer, light increases exponentially, and so does the growth of young plants and animals. I like to think that humans are the same, and that light, both physically and spiritually, enables the path to rapid growth and social change. I like to remember that plants and animals are in service to humans, and that service is essential to our species.
The message is designed to encourage skin-to-skin contact between baby and mother right after birth. Given the data from the Russian study reported at the 2009 Congress by Marshall Klaus, along with years of data on Kangaroo Mother Care, we believe that this focus will provide:
An easy to understand visual image, useful in:
Developing training for mothers, attendants, et al.
Providing a tangible, measurable improvement in birth experience