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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.

Series: Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators - Three Ideas for Virtual Childbirth Class Activities

Series: Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators - Three Ideas for Virtual Childbirth Class Activities

Families worldwide are facing new and unforeseen challenges as they prepare to birth during this world-wide epidemic.  Circumstances are changing daily, if not hourly in locations around the world.  Many childbirth and parenting programs are now being presented in a virtual format to families.  Educators have been scrambling to convert activities to an online format that builds confidence and prepares families effectively for their labor, birth and early parenting time ahead.

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Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

Poetry for Pregnancy - National Poetry Month

Poetry for Pregnancy - National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. All throughout this month, we will be sharing with you poems for different times in your childbearing journey. For centuries, people have turned to poetry in good times and bad, in celebrations and in times of grief, and in love, birth, death, and all moments of life in between. Even if you don't think of yourself as someone who particularly likes poetry, I can promise you that almost everyone can find a poem they connect with and enjoy.

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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.

Rebekah, Oakland


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