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Our goal is simple; we want all parents to feel confident, supported and powerful.

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All of our recommendations are firmly grounded in the latest research.

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Everyone’s journey to parenthood is unique. We welcome and respect all families.

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We provide trusted information throughout your journey, recommending the safest and healthiest options to parents without judgment.

The Lamaze Six
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
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Research and resources for perinatal professionals.

New Blog Name, New Website, New & Improved Content

New Blog Name, New Website, New & Improved Content

If you are reading this blog post, you are probably aware that Lamaze International’s blog for perinatal professionals - “Science & Sensibility” has a new name, “Connecting the Dots."  The blog also has a new URL address: https://www.lamaze.org/Connecting-the-Dots

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Giving Birth with Confidence
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Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

Amy Schumer, Meghan Markle, and You

Amy Schumer, Meghan Markle, and You

Amy Schumer did it -- and talked about it on Insta. Meghan Markle reportedly did it -- so says all of the celeb news sites. So: will you hire a doula for your birth? 

Having a doula attend your birth is more than just celebrity hype -- the kind of continuous support provided by a doula has the ability to positively impact your birth experience and even more important, it's associated with better, healthier birth outcomes for both parent and baby. During International Doula Month, we celebrate and share about the wonder of doulas. How exactly does a doula's support help with birth? Let's take a look.

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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.

Rebekah, Oakland

 

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