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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.

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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.

Research Review: Doula Care Not Only Improves Outcomes But It Is Cost-Effective Also

Research Review: Doula Care Not Only Improves Outcomes But It Is Cost-Effective Also

With ever-increasing scrutiny on methods to improve maternal and infant mortality and morbidity, particularly for Black families and families of color, insurance companies, state Medicaid programs and other health care services funding programs all around the USA are exploring (and in some cases have already initiated) doula care as a covered benefit.

The research study reviewed today runs a theoretical model looking at both the cost-effectiveness and the cost savings when a nulliparous woman has professional labor support for their first birth and the impact on the second birth.

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Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

I Know I Want a Doula; Now What?

I Know I Want a Doula; Now What?

You've decided you want to hire a doula for your birth. What all do you need to do to make that happen and have the best experience possible? As part of our celebration of International Doula Month, we've provided helpful information to use when finding and hiring a doula. 

Hiring a doula isn't rocket science, but there are tips and tricks that will help you find someone who is skilled and a good match for your personality and needs. 

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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.

Rebekah, Oakland


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