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The Lamaze Six
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
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Research and resources for perinatal professionals.

11 Ways Childbirth Educators Can Encourage Bonding Between Fathers/Partners and Their Newborn

11 Ways Childbirth Educators Can Encourage Bonding Between Fathers/Partners and Their Newborn

In the early days and weeks after birth, the birthing person spends a lot of time with their newborn, getting breastfeeding/chestfeeding well established and recovering from childbirth with their babies by their side. Fathers and partners often can feel left out or excluded because of frequent nursing sessions and the comfort that babies get from being close to the birth parent. The following tips provide many ways in which the father or other parent can also establish a bond with their babies.

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Giving Birth with Confidence
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Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

To Do List for Your Third Trimester

To Do List for Your Third Trimester

We're 3 for 3 this week with information to get you through your third trimester. They call the third trimester the home stretch, partly because you're almost "home" and partly because the third trimester stretches you in ways you probably never imagined.

In weeks 28-42 of your pregnancy, you're really feeling all the feels -- excitement, exhaustion, aches and pains, anxiousness... they're all part of your day-to-day during this last phase of pregnancy.

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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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