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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 - Celebrating the End of Childbirth Class

Series: Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators - Celebrating the End of Childbirth Class

As we close out 2021, a year filled with many challenges, I thought our last Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators post of 2021 can be about meaningful closings as well.  Making sure that you end your time together with a group of families with some thoughtful closing rituals is an important piece of a satisfying and effective childbirth class.  Here are five ways that you might consider sending the families on their way with confidence and excitement.  You can find all the Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators (almost 80 of them in the series!) for free at this link. 

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Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

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Join Us as a Guest Blogger!

Giving Birth with Confidence by Lamaze is visited and shared by thousands of expectant and new parents and families, as well as childbirth educators, doulas, and other childbirth and maternal health professionals. Our readers are eager to soak up new and relevant information on prepregnancy health, pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and early parenthood. Won't you join us and share your knowledge and unique voice? 

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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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