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Lamaze childbirth education offers healthy birth practices, teaching healthy pregnancy and safe, natural birth. With the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices as the foundation of our education, we strive to prepare parents to make informed decisions from pregnancy to parenting. As the only accredited childbirth education certification, Lamaze International is here to partner with you in advancing safe and healthy pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Lamaze childbirth education offers healthy birth practices, teaching healthy pregnancy and safe, natural birth. Lamaze childbirth education classes are typically six weeks long, but there are exceptions to the rule.

For example, some courses are offered over the weekend and may include two days of instruction. Other courses may run weekly but may go a little longer than six weeks. There are even Lamaze classes that are packed into one long, full day. Lamaze certification is the GOLD STANDARD of childbirth education.

Being certified through any organization might allow you to meet the MINIMUM requirements of your employer, and it might be easy and convenient to attain, but in a professional setting, it is simply not enough. Adding the Lamaze credential is a wise investment into your career. Lamaze. This long-established class series helps expectant mothers with breathing and pain management techniques, labor positions and the different ways a birth partner can help during labor and delivery. Lamaze offers tips for a drug-free birth as well as information about pain medication in their 12-hour online courses, some of which are free.

Lamaze Childbirth Education classes are based on the principles of the Six Healthy Birth Practices. After completing a Lamaze class/class series, childbearing families will have increased confidence in their ability to give birth and be able to make confident and informed decisions throughout pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. Complete a Lamaze-Accredited Childbirth Educator Seminar.

Complete the three Lamaze Educator Essentials modules. Complete 25 hours of continuing education that applies to the Lamaze Childbirth Educator competencies from an approved provider. Choose One Alternative to Recommended Step 2: Attend a Lamaze-Accredited Childbirth Educator Seminar. Lamaze Series, Private, Express Childbirth Classes & Much More!

Classes on newborn preparation for EVERY member of the family. What is the Lamaze method of childbirth? The Lamaze method, developed by the French obstetrician Ferdinand Lamaze, has been used in the United States since the late ’50s and remains one of the most commonly taught types of childbirth classes.

In the early days, the focus was on using controlled breathing techniques to cope with labor.

List of related literature:

Lamaze student Elizabeth Bing popularized childbirth classes in the United States, offering fathers the role of “managers” of the mother’s breathing during contractions.

“Men to Boys: The Making of Modern Immaturity” by Gary S. Cross
from Men to Boys: The Making of Modern Immaturity
by Gary S. Cross
Columbia University Press, 2010

There are multiple models of childbirth education both within health care settings and external programs, such as Lamaze and Bradley.

“Childbirth Across Cultures: Ideas and Practices of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Postpartum” by Pamela Kendall Stone, Helaine Selin
from Childbirth Across Cultures: Ideas and Practices of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Postpartum
by Pamela Kendall Stone, Helaine Selin
Springer Netherlands, 2009

The International Childbirth Education Association, the American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics (ASPO), and many local groups offer a variety of classes for the expectant couple.

“Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span E-Book” by Carole Lium Edelman, Carol Lynn Mandle, Elizabeth C. Kudzma
from Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span E-Book
by Carole Lium Edelman, Carol Lynn Mandle, Elizabeth C. Kudzma
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

National organizations such as the Childbirth Education Association and the American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics have recognized the need for such instruction and teach prepared childbirth.

“Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book” by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, Henry L Galan, Eric R. M. Jauniaux, Mark B Landon, Joe Leigh Simpson, Deborah A Driscoll
from Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book
by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

One aspect of Lamaze education is to use mental techniques that condition the woman to respond to contractions with relaxation rather than tension.

“Leifer's Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada E-Book” by Gloria Leifer, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay
from Leifer’s Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada E-Book
by Gloria Leifer, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Through childbirth education (classes, books, videotapes, and internet resources), they can learn about the birth process, self-help comfort measures, and choices regarding the mother’s care in labor.

“The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth” by Penny Simkin
from The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth
by Penny Simkin
Harvard Common Press, 2001

Lamaze Childbirth Education.

“Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing E-Book” by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book
by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Childbirth educators may provide a list of helpful websites during classes as well as topics to consider.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, David Wilson, Cheryl A. Sams
from Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

A variety of skills taught in childbirth classes augment relaxation during pregnancy and labor.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier, 2013

training taught in Lamaze classes and other childbirth education programs.

“Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice” by David H. Chestnut, Linda S Polley, Cynthia A Wong, Lawrence C Tsen
from Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice
by David H. Chestnut, Linda S Polley, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

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  • Thank you so much! All the classes are cancelled, I’m a first time mom, and I’m living several states away from any family to help me.

  • I had two babies and the labors were completely different. Second baby was much easier to deliver and I realized I did laugh a lot during labor and always told myself that i am strong and was made for this and stuff… could that be the reason that it went so smoothly? After my second labor I remember saying, “if all labors would be like this, i can have a few more babies” I actually quite enjoyed my second labor and felt so powerful. It was completely natural with no medication. I will soon have my third baby and I’m wondering if that was the “secret” to such a good and easy labor.

  • skip to 7:15 for the actual useful information that you came here for. (AKA the title of the video.)
    also, i’m sorry but water for heartburn? no. nonononono. water will only ever make it worse. DO NOT do it to yourself!!!!

  • This was a great video. I only had a hard time getting past the partner part because I’m doing this alone. So when she said it was the most important thing in the world my heart broke a little bit. Shout out to all the moms doing it alone we got this ❤

  • Thank you for this class, even though as a neonatologist I attend a lot of deliveries I found it very interesting and informative!

  • Hey Mandy just saw your video and it made me subscribe automatically ��
    I wana ask about VBAC. How much gap should be there? When does the c/s scar heals completely?

  • I read many books and blogs and also took a formal class for my first child. This class was my favorite resource. I’m watching this again now for my second child.

  • Is it bad to sleep a lot during my last trimester? I feel so tired and I can’t sleep that well during the night, so taking naps is so easy…

  • The leg cramps are awful. The fact that the word ‘cramp’ is used and not ‘stabby stabby knife pain’ is used is frustrating. I couldn’t walk the next day after a bad attack. It was like both sets of muscles that flex and point were gripping so strongly to the bone of my leg I haven’t felt pain like that since I had dry socket in my wisdom tooth area!

  • Wish I could walk loads. I love to walk everywhere normally but when pregnant I get a pelvic disorder so walking is painfullll after 5 mins

  • I can’t imagine pushing while sitting on my bottom. FYI, you don’t have to sit or stay in the bed if you don’t feel like it. You should be free to move into whatever position works for you. I had a water birth and preferred hands and knees, but delivered in the squatting position.

  • Thank you so much for this! As another FTM who had her birth classes cancelled thanks to COVID, this was a huge help and gave more info than the videos provided by my doctor.

  • I am so thankful for this! Because of COVID I’ve been unable to learn what I felt we needed to, to be ready for labor. Thank you thank you!

  • Here’s another free option during COVID times. A free webinar series from a midwife/lactation consultant based in Ontario, Canada. Classes are 2 hrs in length and give opportunity for Q&A. Here’s the link in case it’s helpful to anyone!

  • Thank you so much. All of our birthing classes are canclled due to Covid and my husband and I want to be as informed and prepared as possible. I am 30.5 weeks now. Thank you and God bless!!

  • When I was about 30 weeks pregnant with my second baby I had my husband really push on my lower back. He kept on getting nervous thinking it was too hard but I told him to keep on going. It felt so good! There was a crack and he was horrified but I felt so much relief ��

  • What a great course! About to be a first time dad in COVID land and I have fears. This course is great as it is clearly and easily described on what to expect. So I can worry less on the birthing process and keep my hands clean:) Thank you thank you thank you for this free course

  • This is amazing!!!!!! I was so worried about being pregnant during Corona time, now I feel so much better and ready to be a mum ��❤️ THANKS from Germany ��

  • omg I want to cry this is sooo good! I am from Romania and well… we don’t get a lot of support for our pregnancies other then like the analyses and stuff, which is obviously great, but you end up going into labour and giving birth without knowing any of this stuff, and omg this is great, thank you sooo much! You are brilliant

  • I am only 6 weeks pregnant and after watching this, i wish your Midwife on this particular video would be available online to just participate as an onlooker and guide during the birth (hopefully).

  • I had my first baby almost 5 years ago and attended an in-person birthing class that was an hour long for 6 weeks and idk, $100 or so. My hospital hosted the class and is really excellent. The trainer was very kind and knowledgeable as well.

    I had my second child almost 2 years ago and found these videos as a refresher before going into delivery for #2. I remember these videos being SO much more useful.

    Any first-time mommas that aren’t able to attend in-person classes, be assured that these videos are A++ and you’re going to be prepared as well as any ��

    I’m back again because baby #3 should be here in a week! ��

  • Thanks for letting us know details about Lamaze classes.understood the importance of being prepared for labour.where do you conduct these classes??������

  • The ONLINE course is LIVE!! The link is in the show notes above. Loving all the positive feedback I’m hearing from the Super-Mom-to-Be students already!!!

  • As someone who has been able to take a class previously in person, I was really afraid that I wouldn’t find something good online now that the pandemic has limited my options. This was awesome. Really dynamic and relatable, great information, and much appreciated.

  • Thank you much for this free video classes. Due to COVID-19 (G5) my classes have been cancelled. I am so grateful I found you. As a first time mommy I don’t really know what to expect. You are awesome!

  • Practical highlights for me to come back to and review closer to my due date, but I figure they’ll be helpful for others as well!

    13:50 Bashful elephant maneuver
    23:45 Penguin walk
    29:20 Makine cervix more favorable for birth
    37:47 Help for back pain/back labor

  • I’m a first-time mom due in early September and with Covid-19 cancelling all in-person classes I REALLY appreciate this resource being available. Definitely going to watch later with the hubs!

  • Dear Mandy, your videos are really great. I am here like a Donquichote trying to make a change here in Thailand. Here they still adhere to the traditional lying on your back method (supine birthing position). I was wondering if I would dubb your videos in Thai language, would you allow that? I think they are too good to miss out on, but, the language is a barrier for Thai women mostly in rural areas that would highly benefit from this. GREAT STUFF!!!! Frank.

  • So i just started watching your videos this is my first pregnancy and i was just wondering if you or anyone had some tips on back pain i work full time as a Manager in the fast food industry so i work about 6-7 hours a day without more than a 10 minute break at a time my im 26 weeks and my back pain is really increasing