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Healthy Pregnancy

Healthy Pregnancy

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Welcome to the start of a journey that marks a new place in your life—and the beginning of a new life! You’re likely experiencing so many emotions, from excitement to nervousness to anticipation, perhaps even looking for some reassurance about what’s to come. You may feel overwhelmed by what you’ve heard from loved ones, healthcare providers, news sources and pregnancy books.

Lamaze International seeks to guide you through your pregnancy and birth, helping you to make choices that are safe and healthy for you and your baby. Lamaze understands that it’s important that you feel comfortable, confident and at ease during this journey, and that you have the support and information you need each step of the way.

Q&A: Your Body and Baby During Pregnancy

Healthy Pregnancy Articles

Finding a Healthcare Provider

Sex During Pregnancy

We address the top three most common fears and concerns about sex during pregnancy. Read our tips for overcoming your fears.

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Signs of Pregnancy

Missed period? Extra tired? Your body may be telling you something. Look for your symptoms.

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Finding a Healthcare Provider

Why finding the right health-care provider and birth place for you are so important. Make the connection.

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10 Healthy Pregnancy Tips

Healthy tips for your upcoming pregnancy. Read our important list.

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Taking Care of Your Body

Embrace the new body you share with your baby. Learn about your changing body.

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Food For Thought

A healthy diet now will help ensure a healthy start for your baby. Learn about nutritious choices.

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Do's and Don'ts of Pregnancy

You’ve been given plenty of advice about pregnancy dos and don’ts, but what can you really have and what should you really avoid? Read what’s taboo.

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Bonding with Baby Now

Bonding with your baby doesn't have to wait until after birth: It can start the moment you find out you are pregnant and continue throughout your pregnancy. Try these techniques.

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Know the Facts

Find out exactly what is normal birth. See our definition.

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Choosing a Childbirth Class

Connect with fellow parents-to-be and get answers. Find a class today.

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Prenatal Tests

Just because a test is available doesn’t mean it is necessary. Decide what prenatal testing you need and what you don’t. Check our list.

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Preparing for Breastfeeding

You’ve been preparing for breastfeeding all your life, and never more so than during these months of pregnancy. Understand why you are ready.

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Due Date Dance

The seemingly simple question “When are you due?” can really be answered by only one person: Your baby. Find out why waiting is best.

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Bed Rest

Bed rest: When is it necessary? Ask the right questions.

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Tips for Pregnancy Partners

Being a knowledgeable and supportive pregnancy partner isn’t always easy. Check out a few quick tips below to help ensure that you are prepared for labor and birth. View our tips.

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Five Tips for Expectant Dads

Dads often play a critical role in supporting mothers during pregnancy and birth and advocating for safe care.  View our tips.

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