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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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Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
Sharon Bowman, Training from the Back of the Room, is one of the great master teachers of active and engaged learning. Sharon often shares her theory: “Six Trumps: The
Stick.” I thought it would be appropriate to run a short mini-series of posts on activities and ideas for each of the “trumps” so that you can consider incorporating and/or increasing all six areas of learning into your classes for better retention. Today we cover "movement trumps sitting."
Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.
It can be hard to stand up for what you want, and even for things you need. This is especially true when you're in the middle of labor -- a time when most of your concentration is focused on coping with contractions. And yet, for a lot of people and in many hospitals and birthing centers, labor is the time when knowing how to advocate for yourself is particularly important. To get the most of what you want and need in labor and birth, consider the following tips.
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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