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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.

Happy 60th Birthday Lamaze International!  Happy Birthday to You!

Happy 60th Birthday Lamaze International! Happy Birthday to You!

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, Lamaze International will officially turn 60 years old.  Sixty years ago, on that exact day the organization was officially incorporated.  Today we are still going strong, advocating for safe and healthy birth, helping families feel strong and informed with evidence based information, Supporting educators to be the best they can be as they work with families, leaning in to fight racial inequities and the horrific impact they have on Black, Indigenous and People of Color families and collaborating with global agencies, governments and corporations to improve the experience of growing families.  Imagining the number of families that Lamaze International has touched through its members and directly to the public is breathtaking.

Linda Harmon, our Lamaze International Executive Director for the past three decades, was kind enough to put together this remarkable timeline looking at some key points in the organization’s history.

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Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

Pumpkin Spice Pregnancy - Should You Cut Back on Your PSL this Fall?

Pumpkin Spice Pregnancy - Should You Cut Back on Your PSL this Fall?

For a few (hundred thousand) of us, fall is equivalent with pumpkin spice... everything. From baked goods to lip balm -- it seems everyone is obsessed with pumpkin spice, and especially with the pumpkin spice latte (PSL). If you're pregnant, you may be wondering -- can I still enjoy my beloved PSL?? The quick answer is: probably, but perhaps with modifications. 

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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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