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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.

New Series: Better Childbirth Education by Design - Doing an Analysis for Your Childbirth Classes

New Series: Better Childbirth Education by Design - Doing an Analysis for Your Childbirth Classes

The first thing you should do when you start planning a new class offering or updating a previous one is to take some time and think about what you have to work with, so that any plans you make will work well. 

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Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

"Ask Me Anything" Breastfeeding Questions Answered

"Ask Me Anything" Breastfeeding Questions Answered

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Kicking off the month-long awareness event is World Breastfeeding Week. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) hosts yearly this event and this year's theme is "Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet," which highlights the impact of infant feeding on the environment/climate change. As part of the many informative activities planned, WABA hosted an "Ask Me Anything" session on their Facebook page this week and will post answers to the questions this Friday, August 7. 

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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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