Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lamaze International's Annual Media Award Winner

I am thrilled to announce that I was chosen to receive Lamaze International's Annual Media Award! Amy Romano did an interview with me recently--please visit the announcement at Science & Sensibility if you want to know more about me, my blog, and my thoughts on our maternity care system. From the award announcement:

Earlier this year, I announced on this blog that, for the first time, bloggers would be eligible for Lamaze International’s Annual Media Award. The Media Award is intended for individuals or organizations shaping the public discourse about natural, safe and healthy choices for childbirth. With blogs and other social media now firmly on the scene, it was clear that restricting our award to “traditional media” would have been looking too narrowly.

The response was tremendous, and we faced a difficult task of choosing from among many wonderful and informative blogs written by mothers, fathers, nurses, childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, and consumer advocates. But one blogger rose to the top. Rixa Freeze, MA, PhD, blogs at Stand and Deliver, and reaches over 30,000 readers a month. Known for her warm, thoughtful tone and expert critical analysis of all things birth- and mothering-related, Rixa has built a strong community of engaged readers who comment often, challenge Rixa and one another, and shape and shift a conversation about birth that very often trickles onto other blogs and online forums and, occasionally, even the mass media. Rixa will receive her award, along with the recipients of Lamaze International’s other prestigious awards (to be announced this Fall), on October 3 at the 2009 Lamaze International Annual Conference in Orlando.

To read the rest, click here.

And finally, I want to give my readers a big thank-you. Your comments and discussion have made this blog so much richer. I wouldn't be making this announcement today without you.

42 comments:

  1. I had a dream about you last night!

    Congratulations! You deserve this...your insights, information and resources are so needed.

    xoxo

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS, Rixa! What an honor. By the way, the "stand and deliver" button in this post--may we use it to put in our blog sidebars to link back here?

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  3. Oh Rixa. Congratulations! What an amazing arrirmation of your approach and your passion. Well done you! You definitely deserve it. Your kids will definiety look back at their with immense pride adn recognise what an amazing mother they have. Thanks for your passion, it give a much needed voice in the bussiness world of birth.

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  4. Congratulations Rixa!

    Molly

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  5. Congratulations! It is a well-deserved honor. I have greatly enjoyed and benefited from your posts and the discussion here in the comments section. Keep up the excellent work!

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  7. congrats! You deserve the award and I so enjoy your insights!

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS!! A well-deserved recognition! I may have to drive a couple of hours northeast to see you accept it!

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  9. congrats!!! that is so exciting!

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  10. Congrats! You certainly deserve the award!

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  11. Congratulations, Rixa - this is much-deserved.

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  12. WOOT!!! Congratulations!
    You definitely deserve it. Yeah!

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  13. congratulations! Well deserved for your thoughtful and learned dissection of the issues around childbirth.

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  14. Congrats!!!!!! Amy Romano is awesome isn't she? I am so lucky to live in the same birth community as her and be able to meet and spend time with her. What a great accomplishment for you! Soak it up!

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  15. Well deserved, Rixa!! Brava!

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  16. Congratulations! How exciting!

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  17. Congratulations, Rixa!
    You deserve this!

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  18. Congrats Rixa! I thoroughly enjoy your blog. Not only is it a great resource, but you write with integrity, thoughtfulness and respect. You are helping to make birth better and we need more people like you!

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  19. Congrats, Rixa! Yours was one of the first birth blogs I ever read. Great combo of the personal and the scholarly. I trust you'll blog about the conference... :)

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  20. jen.b.in.az8/14/09, 8:41 AM

    Well-deserved, Rixa. I send people here for info all the time...congratulations!

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  21. Congratulations - so well deserved! I often share your posts and I know that your info does a lot to open hearts and minds about birth.

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  22. CONGRATS !!!

    Have a great time in Orlando.Thanks for sharing with us regularly and with tremendous generosity.

    Anik

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  23. If you can figure out how to make the button link, sure, go for it. I suppose it probably isn't too complicated but I haven't learned how to do that yet. And if you develop html code for it, please let me know so I can put it up on this blog for others to use.

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  24. Congratulations! You have a great blog, I love reading it everyday. Keep going!

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  25. WOW!!!! Congratulations, Rixa! This is so awesome. I am very proud of you! You totally deserve this.

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  26. Congratulations! I so love your blog. Whenever I read something negative about natural childbirth or homebirth and feel discouraged, I just come to your blog and read something awesome and feel reassured that someday I can have a natural birth!

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  27. YAY FOR YOU RIXA!!! And yay for Lamaze for a good pick :D I put this award notice on my facebook. And as you know, I send many people to your blog. Your words are challenging, healing, funny and the list goes on...

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  28. Congratulations, Rixa!!!! I'm thrilled for you. I remember reading and enjoying your first posts and I've enjoyed it all since, too. You have a wonderful blog!

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  29. Congrats!! It is much-deserved!

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  30. Congrats! What a great interview.

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  31. Congrats Rixa! I love reading what you write, and love having the chance to chat along with you once and I while!

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  32. Congratulations, Rixa! I'm so glad I found your blog several months ago. :-) Carry on! Carry on! Carry on!

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  33. Yay, that is wonderful. I am so happy for you and your blog. :)

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  34. I'm late to the party, but had to add my congratulations. You're an inspiration in so many ways.

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  35. So glad to see Lamaze recognize what all of us loyal followers saw from the first time we discovered your blog!

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  36. Congratulations, Rixa. Your blog is great and so are you! Warmest hugs...
    Joy

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  37. Congratulations, Rixa!

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