A critical error has occurred. Please check the Event Viewer for further details.

Trusted leader
from pregnancy
to parenthood.

Find a Local Class
Shop for a Cause

Begin Your Journey

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

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.

Read More

Connecting the Dots

Research and resources for perinatal professionals.

2019 Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign - A Personal Story of Survival

2019 Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign - A Personal Story of Survival

September 9th - 13th is the second annual Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign.  This awareness week was started in 2018 by 2020 Mom, in order to share that new parents are not immune from the impact of suicide, and our support systems and networks to prevent such tragedies need a lot more attention if they are going to help with this difficult but important issue that impacts families.

Read More

Giving Birth with Confidence

Trusted resources, stories and answers for parents.

What Does Birth *Feel* Like?

What Does Birth *Feel* Like?

Intense. Joyous. Painful. Amazing. Overwhelming. Incredible. Indescribable. 

Yes, but what does birth feel like? You're pregnant, maybe a little anxious, and you want to know things. It's not enough to hear the vague catch-all words that people use when they talk about birth. We gotcha covered. We're going to share some real feelings from the physical and emotional sensations that people can experience during birth -- in this case, vaginal birth. Cesarean births are important too and will be covered in a later post. 

Read More

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


Lamaze Instagram

Lamaze Instagram

LA Baby Show

Support Lamaze

Help us to continue to share the message of safe and healthy birth through the work of our passionate childbirth educators, evidence-based research and direct outreach to women.

Click to support