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.
Healthy Pregnancy Articles
Missed period? Extra tired? Your body may be telling you something. Look for your symptoms.
Why finding the right health-care provider and birth place for you are so important. Make the connection.
Embrace the new body you share with your baby. Learn about your changing body.
A healthy diet now will help ensure a healthy start for your baby. Learn about nutritious choices.
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.
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.
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.
You’ve been preparing for breastfeeding all your life, and never more so than during these months of pregnancy. Understand why you are ready.
The seemingly simple question “When are you due?” can really be answered by only one person: Your baby. Find out why waiting is best.
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.
Dads often play a critical role in supporting mothers during pregnancy and birth and advocating for safe care. View our tips.