When Should I Take a Childbirth Class?
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Cara Terreri | Released: January 30, 2015, 6:15 am

    As a childbirth educator, I often hear, "When's the best time to take a childbirth class?" And it's a great question! For a general "childbirth 101" class, it's important to take it close enough to your due (guess) date so that the information will still be fresh, but not too close in case your baby

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    Hormones & Healthy Birth: Walk, Move Around and Change Positions Throughout Labor
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Cara Terreri | Released: January 28, 2015, 4:08 am

    In continuation of our Hormones and Healthy Birth series, in connection with the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report from Childbirth Connection, today we share how being active during labor can allow your body's hormones to do their important work during labor and birth. The Lamaze "Healthy B

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    Keywords: Birth | Featured Story | Hot Topics | Birth | Childbirth Connection | Healthy Birth Practice | Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing | Hormones | Hormones and Healthy Birth | Labor | Sarah Buckley |

    Your Pregnancy Week by Week: 18 Weeks
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Cara Terreri | Released: January 26, 2015, 7:54 am

    The following information -- and much more -- can also be found in the free weekly email "Lamaze Pregnancy Week by Week." Sign up now to receive helpful information for your stage of pregnancy. Subscribers will be given the opportunity to complete a Lamaze Parent Satisfaction Survey and receive a La

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    Great Expectations: Cara @ 35 Weeks
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Lamaze International | Released: January 23, 2015, 4:08 am

    By Cara Joyner

    When I was pregnant with my oldest, I noticed everything. Each ache, twinge, kick – all of them crossed my radar at full volume. To say that I was hypersensitive would be a kind way of describing my general neuroticism during those 41.5 weeks. But now, everything about our life is so

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    Hormones & Healthy Birth: Letting Labor Begin on Its Own
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Cara Terreri | Released: January 21, 2015, 4:08 am

    Last week, we introduced the new report from Childbirth Connection on the important roles that hormones play during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. If you haven't had a chance yet, I encourage you to check out the accompanying parents' guide, "Pathway to a Healthy Birth." As promised, we're going

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    Keywords: Birth | Featured Story | Hot Topics | Cesarean | Childbirth Connection | Healthy Birth Practice | Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing | Hormones | Hormones and Healthy Birth | Induction | Labor | Oxytocin | Sarah Buckley |


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