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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.

Human Milk Substitute Shortages Are Stressing Parents Out - What Can You Do to Help?

Human Milk Substitute Shortages Are Stressing Parents Out - What Can You Do to Help?

Currently, the families in your childbirth classes may have more anxiety and concerns around lactation and infant feeding than the typical level of nerves and questions you are accustomed to.  The United States is currently experiencing a human milk substitute shortage that is increasing stress and worry amongst those who are still pregnant about what they will face after their babies are born.  Some families are planning to bodyfeed their infants.  Others may be choosing a mixture of human milk substitutes along with their own milk and a third group may not be planning to provide human milk at all but rather rely on purchased human milk substitutes.  Regardless of what their intentions are, families are concerned about not being able to provide adequate and appropriate nutrition for their newborn when they arrive and what alternatives will be for their babies.  News headlines, social media channels and communities of parents everywhere make it impossible to ignore the elephant in the room when you gather with your classes.

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Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

Is It Safe to Wear a Seat Belt While Pregnant?

Is It Safe to Wear a Seat Belt While Pregnant?

It’s a question many ask themselves as they buckle the seat belt over their growing baby bump. Ultimately, it is much safer to wear the seat belt than not to wear it. A seat belt is your first line of defense during a crash.

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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.

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