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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.

Lamaze International Celebrates Black Maternal Health Week and Childbirth Education’s Role in the 2021 Momnibus

Lamaze International Celebrates Black Maternal Health Week and Childbirth Education’s Role in the 2021 Momnibus

As Lamaze joins stakeholders, advocates, and policymakers in celebrating Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17, 2021), Lamaze educators, advocates, and parents can reflect on the progress made on raising awareness of maternal health disparities—and the actions taken to address them. With the Congressional Black Maternal Health Caucus’ (BMHC) and other policymakers’ leadership, vision, and collaboration, federal efforts to reduce maternal health disparities and shortfalls are no longer just talking points. They are now Congressional actions.

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Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

Make Sure Movement is Part of Your Labor

Make Sure Movement is Part of Your Labor

When you picture your upcoming birth, what do you see? Specifically, how do you see yourself moving through contractions? The key word here being moving

Research shows, time and again, that moving around freely in labor provides pain relief, decreases the need for pain medication, may make labor/birth easier/faster, and improves your sense of control in labor as well as overall satisfaction with your birth experience.

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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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