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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: The Body in Birth - Seven Ways to Prevent Tearing During Childbirth

Series: The Body in Birth - Seven Ways to Prevent Tearing During Childbirth

Tearing during childbirth is one of the most common concerns of pregnant people. While over 90% people birthing through their vaginas for the first time do develop some tearing, most tears are not serious and heal on their own or with a few stitches (Smith et al., 2013).  

But what about those more significant tears? It is true that large tears do happen. Fortunately, research has shown us that there are ways to reduce the risk of tearing during a vaginal birth. Some of these ways of preventing tears can be done before childbirth, while others are done during childbirth. 

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Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

5 Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Birth Defects

5 Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Birth Defects

January is Birth Defects Awareness month. It's important to know that there is no one thing you can do that is guaranteed to prevent birth defects; not all birth defects are preventable. 

With that said, it's still important to work to do certain things that are known to decrease your risk of birth defects and avoiding certain things that increase the risk. 

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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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