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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.

The Lamaze Six
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: Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators – Creating Class Activities with Canva

Series: Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators – Creating Class Activities with Canva

A goal for educators facilitating childbirth education classes is to offer both active and passive learning activities that both increase confidence and are fun to participate in. Brilliant activities for your birth classes do not have to be hard to create or require a lot of expensive materials. Canva, a free-to-use online graphic design tool, makes it easy and simple to create attractive handouts and teaching tools for use in perinatal classes. Additionally, the easily modifiable ready-made templates provided to all Canva users really simplifies the process, saving educators valuable time and energy. Today we look at five ideas for using Canva to create learning activities. You can find all the Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators posts here.

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Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

ADHD and Pregnancy: Is It Safe to Take Your Medication?

ADHD and Pregnancy: Is It Safe to Take Your Medication?

You have Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), have been medicated for a while, or recently started treatment. And you are pregnant. One of your most pressing questions might be whether it is safe to continue with medication. The stimulants help you function during the day. They successfully tame your ADHD symptoms. But do they put your baby's brain development at risk?

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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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