Last week, we shared information on the valuable live, virtual classes hosted live by childbirth educators local to you. We cannot highlight enough the amazing things Lamaze educators around the world are doing to inform and reach families in this time of crisis.
This week, we want to share another resource available to you -- online classes from Lamaze. While these classes do not offer the same level of dynamic format and the advantage of a live instructor (they are prerecorded), they can be taken from the comfort and safety of your own home and they include access to a real Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator for follow up questions.
You can get a taste of the Lamaze online classes with the free class, Labor Confidence with Lamaze. This online class introduces six simple practices that research has shown to greatly improve birth outcomes for both parents and babies, in addition to evidence-based comfort techniques to help minimize discomfort and pain during labor. Learn more and sign up here.
Other online Lamaze classes are listed below. Click on the title to learn more details on what's covered in each class.
Prepared for Pregnancy
Are you planning on getting pregnant soon or have you just found out you are expecting? While your due date may seem a long way off, there are things you can do right now that can get your pregnancy and your baby off to a healthy start. Lamaze International has developed this class so you can be informed and make healthy choices right from the beginning.
Sex During Pregnancy and Beyond
If you have questions about whether it is safe to have sex during your pregnancy or how to cope with your changing body and new sensitivities, you’re not alone! The online format of this class will allow you the privacy to learn more about this sensitive topic at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.
Labor Pain Management: Techniques for Comfort and Coping
As you get ready for your upcoming birth, you will want to have a variety of comfort measures and coping techniques in your labor toolbox so that you and your support team can be as prepared as possible. Lamaze International has created this class to provide you with the information and skills you will need to minimize discomfort and labor confidently.
Safe and Healthy Birth: Six Simple Steps
Lamaze has simplified the scientific facts into six healthy birth practices to make it easy for you to choose the safest care, understand your options, and steer clear of care practices or unnecessary interventions that may not be the best for you and your baby.
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC): Informed and Ready
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) is a safe and viable option for many women who have had a prior cesarean or even two. We have created this online class to help you know the facts, understand the benefits and risks of all your options, and set yourself up for the best chance of success.
Breastfeeding Basics: From Birth to Back to Work
As comforting and healthy as breastfeeding can be, it is not always easy in the first few weeks while recovering from birth. With the information in this class, you can prepare to get breastfeeding off to a great start and look forward to the many benefits that breastfeeding can provide to you and your baby.
Parenting Together: Starting Off Strong
While adjusting to your new life as parents can seem daunting, every child deserves a strong parenting team. Tested and brought to life by the real parents, this interactive online class will provide an introduction to the top challenges that new families face and solutions for overcoming them.
Bringing Home Baby
Transitioning to parenthood can be difficult and daunting, but this online class will equip you with knowledge and resources to better meet your newborn’s needs and ease your transition.
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