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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.

Series: Why I Advocate - Jill Wodnick

Series: Why I Advocate - Jill Wodnick

Hope is never silent” declared activist Harvey Milk. It is withholding hope for respectful, equitable, and high quality maternity care that I choose to be involved with Lamaze International. Being a Lamaze childbirth educator and member centers my hope to a plurality of voices necessary to transform a very fragmented system of maternity care.

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Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

Are You Wearing the Right Fabrics to Stay Cool in Pregnancy?

Are You Wearing the Right Fabrics to Stay Cool in Pregnancy?

All fabrics are not equal when it comes to staying cool during hot summer months. If you live anywhere that feels like the face of the sun, you'll do almost anything to stay cool. Air conditioning at 50 degrees? Yep. Cold shower? Yep. Sleep nude? Obviously. Stand in front of an open freezer? Why not. With a little know-how, you can add "wearing the right fabrics" to your list. 

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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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