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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
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Research and resources for perinatal professionals.

Book Review: Birth in Eight Cultures Edited by Robbie Davis-Floyd and Melissa Cheyney

Book Review: Birth in Eight Cultures Edited by Robbie Davis-Floyd and Melissa Cheyney

Updating a classic academic text might be overwhelming for some, but the collaboration of three generations of anthropologists who focus their research on reproduction and childbirth makes Birth in Eight Cultures not only an important contribution to anthropology but also for anyone wanting to better understand what really shapes birth practices. Hillary Melchiors reviews this newly published study of birth around the world and shares why any perinatal professional would want to read this new book.

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Giving Birth with Confidence
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Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

Parents Share Their Reactions to Having a C-section

Parents Share Their Reactions to Having a C-section

April is Cesarean Awareness Month -- a time dedicated to sharing information and statistics on c-section, as well as lived experiences from people who have had a cesarean. The following quotes were given, with permission to reprint, in response to the question, "What surprised you most about cesarean?" Everyone's experience and reaction to birth is unique -- what's scary and upsetting to one could be joyful and easy to another. There's no one right response, feeling, choice, or opinion.

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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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