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Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Welcome to the start of an incredible journey that marks a new place in your life—and the beginning of a new one! You’re likely experiencing many emotions, from excitement and anticipation to nervousness and trepidation. You may even feel overwhelmed by what you’ve heard from loved ones, health care providers, online sources and pregnancy books.

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Healthy Pregnancy

Not to worry! Let Lamaze International provide you with some reassurance about what’s to come. You’ll find science-backed information you can trust, helping you to better understand and make decisions throughout the journey. We want you to feel confident asking questions and making informed decisions, comfortably able to take control of your journey through pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Q&A: Your Body and Baby During Pregnancy

Healthy Pregnancy Articles

Signs of Pregnancy

Missed period? Extra tired? Your body may be telling you something. Look for your pregnancy symptoms.

Finding a Health Care Provider

Why finding the right health-care provider and birth place for you is so important. Make the connection.

10 Healthy Pregnancy Tips

Healthy tips for your upcoming pregnancy. Read our important list.

Taking Care of Your Body

Embrace the new body you share with your baby. Learn about your changing pregnant body.

Food For Thought

A healthy diet during pregnancy will help ensure a healthy start for your baby. Learn about nutritious choices.

Do's and Don'ts of Pregnancy

You’ve been given plenty of advice about pregnancy dos and don’ts, but what advice should you take? Read what’s taboo.

Know the Facts

Find out exactly what is a safe and healthy birth. See our definition.

Choosing a Childbirth Class

Connect with fellow parents-to-be and get answers. Find a prenatal class today.

Prenatal Tests

Just because a test is available doesn’t mean it is necessary. Decide which prenatal tests you need and which you don’t. Check our list.

Sex During Pregnancy

We address the top three most common fears and concerns about sex during pregnancy. Read our tips for overcoming your fears.

Due Date Dance

The seemingly simple question, “When are you due?” can really be answered by only one person: Your baby. Find out why waiting is best.

Bed Rest

Bed rest: When is it necessary? Ask the right questions.

Preparing for Breastfeeding

You’ve been preparing for breastfeeding your whole life, and never more so than during these months of pregnancy. Understand why you are ready to breastfeed.

Tips for Labor Support Partners

Being a knowledgeable support person isn’t always easy. Check out a few quick tips to help ensure that you are prepared for labor and birth. View our tips for partners.

Bonding with Baby Now

Bonding with your baby doesn't have to wait until after birth: It can start the moment you find out you are pregnant and continue throughout your pregnancy. Try these bonding techniques.

 

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