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.
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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A Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) is your trusted partner for one of the most important journeys of your life. Find a class in your area to help you prepare for a safe and healthy birth.
Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
Rebecca Dekker has a PhD in Nursing and uses her research knowledge and skills to summarize the medical evidence about birth related topics through her company Evidence Based Birth, which is helpful for both the consumer and the perinatal professional. “Babies Are Not Pizzas” is Dr. Dekker’s first book, and it details her journey to realizing that there is a lack of evidence based medical policies and procedures specifically surrounding pregnancy and birth in American hospitals.
Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.
"Mindfulness" is being thrown around everywhere nowadays. So much that's it's starting to become a watered down buzzword. But the fact is, mindfulness practices have been around for thousands of years and they're still relevant because being mindful can have lasting positive impacts.
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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