Healthy labor, healthy birth, healthy mom, and healthy baby is three parts preparation to one part luck, generally speaking.* Taking a good childbirth class, hiring a supportive and evidence-based provider, reading recommended books, and hiring a doula all go a long way toward getting the birth that
Healthy Tip: Tension Release
Spend some time each day practicing a relaxation technique that will help you naturally handle tension.
By Deena Blumenfeld, ERYT, RPYT, LCCE
Recently, in one of my prenatal yoga classes, when I mentioned the words "pelvic floor," one of the women said she'd never heard of it nor knew where it was. This wasn’t the first time someone had mentioned a lack of knowledge about her body. Luckily, I hav
The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices are the foundation of what Lamaze believes and teaches. These Birth Practices are designed to simplify your birth process with a natural approach that helps alleviate your fears and manage pain. Regardless of your baby’s size, your labor’s length and complexity, or
Wait, what? You can eat and drink during labor? Yes, you can! In case you missed it last week, we published a new infographic created by Lamaze that shows the evidence on eating and drinking in labor -- not only is it safe for most labors, but it is beneficial for moms to maintain energy and strengt