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.
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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A Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) is your trusted partner for one of the most important journeys of your life. Find a class in your area to help you prepare for a safe and healthy birth.
Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
July 7th through 14th 2019 is recognized as Birth Trauma Awareness Week worldwide. Current estimates are that up to one in three people describe their birth as traumatic. It is the perception of the person experiencing the trauma that defines whether the experience is traumatic, rather than the perception of other people involved in the experience.
Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.
Getting an epidural for pain relief during birth is pretty common -- 67% of people get one -- but it's not the only option, and it's not always the best option for everyone. Learning about all of your options for pain relief and comfort -- well before you're in the labor and delivery room -- allows you to choose what's best for you, and switch up pain relief techniques when needed.
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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