Our goal is simple; we want all parents to feel confident, supported and powerful.
All of our recommendations are firmly grounded in the latest research.
Everyone’s journey to parenthood is unique. We welcome and respect all families.
We provide trusted information throughout your journey, recommending the safest and healthiest options to parents without judgment.
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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A Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) is your trusted partner for one of the most important journeys of your life. Find a class in your area to help you prepare for a safe and healthy birth.
Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
In the early days and weeks after birth, the birthing person spends a lot of time with their newborn, getting breastfeeding/chestfeeding well established and recovering from childbirth with their babies by their side. Fathers and partners often can feel left out or excluded because of frequent nursing sessions and the comfort that babies get from being close to the birth parent. The following tips provide many ways in which the father or other parent can also establish a bond with their babies.
Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.
TV and films have conditioned us to believe that once the pushing is over and the baby is born, most of the hard work is over. Clearly, those hot-shot execs have a lot to learn about parenting. Because after leaving the hospital, we then have to take care of our little bundles. (As if squeezing new life out of our bodies wasn't enough!)
Rebekah Otto, Editor-in-Chief, Babylist, took an online class from Lamaze during her second pregnancy. Read her VBAC birth story.
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