Help Families from Pregnancy to Parenting
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE educators) have pursued this credential in order to help families copy with fears and questions around labor and birth. See for yourself why some of our educators became certified to teach:
- “A passion to see women prepared to have a powerful, life-changing, positive birth experience”
- “Empower women, especially disadvantaged women and families”
- “To share evidence based data that birth is normal without unnecessary medical intrusion unless specifically indicated”
- “Help couples learn how to work together through the challenge of childbirth leading to working together through other challenges”
Be a Trusted Partner
By becoming a certified childbirth educator, you are showing your commitment to families that you are knowledgeable and up-to-date on the latest evidence. When they take a class led by a certified educator, they know to trust you and the information you are sharing to help them through their pregnancy and birth experience.
Based on our research, 90% of healthcare providers indicated they believe certified childbirth educators are beneficial to the care provider/patient relationship and 94% said they are more likely to recommend a childbirth educator that has completed a certification program. Becoming a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator will not only help you remain informed, but it will help you be known and respected in your community. Lamaze is the most well-known and respected childbirth educator certification with 96% being aware of Lamaze—higher than any other childbirth education program.
Why Become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator?
There are other options, so why Lamaze? Becoming Lamaze certified means being connected to an international network of childbirth experts and fellow educators. It means that you’re willing to contribute to the field by sharing your experience and knowledge. It means bearing a title (LCCE) that new families and providers can trust.
As the only accredited childbirth educator certification, Lamaze certification prepares you to teach a curriculum based on evidence with skill and confidence. For more than 50 years, Lamaze International has been educating families to have a safe and healthy pregnancy, birth and newborn experience.
Choose the Right Path for You
Lamaze understands that childbirth educators come from varied backgrounds. Explore the best approach based on your experience and find your pathway here.
Study Materials That Help You Succeed
Lamaze has a wealth of resources to help you prepare. Gain materials from your in-person training at a Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar, and make sure to utilize the Lamaze Childbirth Educator Learning Guide for critical self-study while preparing for the exam. Additional resources can be found in our Online Education Portal and through our Recommended Readings.
Opportunities to Grow as an Educator: Childbirth Educator Seminars
Looking to develop your teaching skills and get advice from a seasoned mentor? During your journey towards childbirth educator certification, you have the option to enroll in a Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar.
Taught by experienced leaders in the field, you’ll be able to ask questions and engage in hands-on learning.
“Find an Educator” Feature Connects You to Families
Your status as a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator sets you apart from other childbirth educators, and shows families that you have demonstrated your skill and experience. Families are searching for a guide they can trust—and the “Find an Educator” feature on the website directs them to you! Want to get started on your path towards LCCE Certification? Complete the Certification Information Packet Form for a complimentary step-by-step guide and helpful resources.