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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

Research and resources for perinatal professionals.

Series: The Six Trumps –– Birth Class Ideas for “Movement Trumps Sitting”

Series: The Six Trumps –– Birth Class Ideas for “Movement Trumps Sitting”

Sharon Bowman, Training from the Back of the Room, is one of the great master teachers of active and engaged learning.  Sharon often shares her theory: “Six Trumps:  The 
 Stick.”  I thought it would be appropriate to run a short mini-series of posts on activities and ideas for each of the “trumps” so that you can consider incorporating and/or increasing all six areas of learning into your classes for better retention. Today we cover "movement trumps sitting."

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Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

Signs that You're Maybe - Probably - Definitely in Labor

Signs that You're Maybe - Probably - Definitely in Labor

Google search history from someone who is 39 weeks pregnant:

Am I in labor

How do I know if I'm labor

Signs of labor

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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.

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