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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.
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.
A childbirth educator is responsible for providing families with evidence based information on lactation and infant feeding. Many people assume that this information is collated in the “last class” of a series, or the last topic of an abbreviated learning session. The reality is that teaching expectant families about the importance of human milk for their newborns and how to meet any challenges that may arise is not a topic for the end of the learning experience. It is something that should be woven through the entire learning experience from the first moments that a family begins to participate in a perinatal learning opportunity.
Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Kicking off the month-long awareness event is World Breastfeeding Week. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) hosts yearly this event and this year's theme is "Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet," which highlights the impact of infant feeding on the environment/climate change. As part of the many informative activities planned, WABA hosted an "Ask Me Anything" session on their Facebook page this week and will post answers to the questions this Friday, August 7.
Rebekah Otto, Editor-in-Chief, Babylist, took an online class from Lamaze during her second pregnancy. Read her VBAC birth story.
Help us to continue to share the message of safe and healthy birth through the work of our passionate childbirth educators, evidence-based research and direct outreach to women.
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