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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 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.
Lamaze International has partnered with MamAmor Dolls to offer an exclusive teaching tool that not only is interesting and creative, but helps support Lamaze International. Business owner and designer Adriana Guerra has created the Lamaze MamAmor doll with the educator’s needs in mind.
Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.
Near the end of your pregnancy, it is common for practitioners to check your cervix at each appointment. Sometimes the nurse you see during the appointment will ask for permission to check your cervix. Other times the procedure will just be done as a matter of fact -- ie, "We'll be checking your cervix at this appointment." Increasingly, some care providers are doing little or no cervical checks at all, or offering it by request only.
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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