Lamaze International offers key resources for parents -- check them out!
Giving Birth with Confidence Blog
This blog is published three times a week and covers all the topics from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond in a friendly, easy to read format. Blog posts speak to the subjects that families are most concerned about and provide additional information and resources for those who want more information. You can also subscribe to the blog to get the newest posts dropping into your inbox when they go live. A search function lets families pull info on the topics they are most interested in. Access Giving Birth with Confidence here.
Week by Week Pregnancy Newsletter
No matter where you are in your pregnancy, it is never too late to sign up for Lamaze International’s Week by Week Pregnancy Newsletter and immediately start receiving relevant and easy to read emails specific to each person’s gestation. Filled with fun and useful content, the emails help folks both understand what they can expect each week as well as prepare for what’s to come. Consider signing up so you can learn more about what's happening in your pregnancy right now.
Lamaze YouTube Channel
Short but relevant videos on Lamaze International’s Six Healthy Birth Practices, lactation, and more are available for viewing from this YouTube channel. It even includes 8 videos available with subtitles for people who speak Mandarin.
Find a Local Class
Families can search for local childbirth classes taught by Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators in your community. You can find classes that are teaching both virtual and in person classes!
Lamaze International maintains a curated list of useful links to perinatal organizations that the families will find useful.
The Lamaze Podcast spotlights educators, families and perinatal experts from around the world to talk about healthy birth practices, advocacy, pregnancy, birth and current issues. For those who like to learn through podcasts, this resource lets you listen and learn while on the go.
Lamaze International is a remarkable organization that is relevant to perinatal professionals and families, with information, resources and tools that promote a safe and healthy birth. Make sure you are tapping into these parent resources so you can be prepared and ready to meet your baby and get through the early weeks.
About Sharon Muza
Sharon Muza, BS, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, LCE, has been an active perinatal professional since 2004, teaching Lamaze classes to thousands of families and doula-ing in Seattle, WA. Sharon is also a trainer of new birth doulas and childbirth educators. She blogs professionally on perinatal topics and is the community manager for Connecting the Dots, Lamaze International’s perinatal professional blog. Sharon enjoys facilitating discussion around best practice, current research and its practical application to maternal infant health and community standards. She also loves creating and delivering engaging and interactive learning sessions both in person and online. You can learn more about Sharon on her website, SharonMuza.com.