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.
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.
Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.
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?
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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