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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.

The Current State of Birth in Australia

The Current State of Birth in Australia

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare just released their National Core Maternity Indicators (NCMI).  These indicators are a measure of perinatal clinical activity and outcomes from births in the nation of Australia.  The data are meant to be used as baselines, applied to quality improvement efforts and improving best practice.  Information is collated from 2004 through 2018, the most recent year of published results.  There are 12 indicators that are tracked and the information is summarized for the antenatal period, labor and birth and finally birth outcomes.

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Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

Pregnancy-Friendly Quarantine-Safe Thanksgiving Celebration Ideas

Pregnancy-Friendly Quarantine-Safe Thanksgiving Celebration Ideas

This year's holiday traditions will look very different for many of us, thanks to Covid. As we discussed in our last post, pregnancy poses an added risk and reason to limit your exposure to the virus, so it's best to plan for a fun, stay-at-home, single-family celebration. Below are some ideas to keep it safe, fun, and connected this Thanksgiving.

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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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