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Our goal is simple; we want all parents to feel confident, supported and powerful.


All of our recommendations are firmly grounded in the latest research.


Everyone’s journey to parenthood is unique. We welcome and respect all families.


We provide trusted information throughout your journey, recommending the safest and healthiest options to parents without judgment.

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Healthy Birth Practices

The Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices are based upon the most recent, evidence-based research. They are recommendations to help ease the birthing process and instill confidence. While some may have unique circumstances, all parents can benefit from understanding the options and information available to them.

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Connecting the Dots

Research and resources for perinatal professionals.

A Sign of the Times or A Sign of What is Lacking?  You Decide

A Sign of the Times or A Sign of What is Lacking? You Decide

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to support doula clients as they welcomed their baby in a local hospital.  I found this sign placed prominently on the baby warming station and simply loved everything that it represents.  At times, it is anticipated that a baby may need a little bit of additional assistance immediately after birth and a NICU team is called to be there as the baby is born.  This team can consist of several clinicians including respiratory therapists, NICU nurses and physicians, nurse practitioners, anesthesiologists and more, all dedicated to support the newborn in the moments after birth.

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Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

Why Irrelevant Chitchat During Birth Matters & What You Can Do

Why Irrelevant Chitchat During Birth Matters & What You Can Do

Now imagine being at your birth and hearing the same kinds of conversations from your nursing staff, OB, midwife, surgical team, etc. while awaiting (and working really hard on) the birth of your baby. 

It happens all the time

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Lamaze Journeys

Rebekah Otto, Editor-in-Chief, Babylist, took an online class from Lamaze during her second pregnancy. Read her VBAC birth story.

Rebekah, Oakland


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