Lamaze Understands that:
Lamaze Childbirth Education helps women to gain confidence in their bodies, to trust their innate ability to give birth and to make informed decisions about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding aand parenting.
Birth is normal, natural and healthy.
Women have an innate ability to give birth.
The experience of birth profoundly affects women and their families. Women’s confidence and ability to give birth is either enhanced or diminished by the care provider and place of birth.
Women have the right to give birth free from routine medical interventions. Birth can safely take place in homes, birth centers and hospitals.
Lamaze Childbirth Education empowers women to make informed choices in healthcare and take responsibility for their health, and to
trust their innate ability to give birth.
Today’s pregnant women are on information overload, receiving information and opinions from friends, family, the Internet and their care providers. Lamaze is a trusted source for news about pregnancy, birth and beyond, and provides key information women need to know to have safe and healthy births.
Knowledge is power– Lamaze childbirth education provides essential information and skills. Lamaze can help you have the best pregnancy, birth and early parenting experiences! Lamaze is no longer just about breathing. It’s about taking the mystery out of childbirth and giving you the confidence to labor your way.
Selecting a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator ensures that you will be attending a class taught by a competent, highly qualified educator who works
Lamaze can help you have the best pregnancy, birth and early parenting experiences! Lamaze classes are interactive and informative. Your instructors will thoroughly explain the changes your body will go through and what you can expect during pregnancy, birth and beyond. It’s about taking the mystery out of childbirth and giving you the confidence to labor your way. By taking a Lamaze class, you’re making a good investment in you and your baby.
In Lamaze Class you will:
Have your questions answered by an expert.
Understand what you can do to benefit you and
your baby during the childbirth process.
Learn strategies to manage pain.
Discover how to more effectively work with your
care provider so together, you can make decisions
you feel good about.
Who should take a
Whether you're a first-time or experienced parent, alone or with a partner, and no matter what type of birth experience you desire; a home birth, a birth center or a hospital birth, a un-medicated or an epidural or even a VBAC, this Lamaze Certified Childbirth Education class will enrich your knowledge of childbirth and your relationship with your partner and your care provider.
When should you register?
Classes fill fast so you should register early to secure your seat. It's recommended to start your class around your 32nd week of pregnancy.
What should you bring to class?
We have almost everything you will need for class, including: comfortable cushion bottom chairs, large pillows if you want to sit on the floor, small pillows for your back or head, yoga mats, yoga balls, peanut balls and an assortment of massage tools.
What Happens in a Lamaze Childbirth Class?
We focus on preparing for labor and delivery – relaxation, comfort measures, and the role of your labor support team. We cover normal labor and common variations, hospital procedures, medications, interventions, cesarean delivery, and postpartum care.
What’s covered in our Childbirth Class?
- Normal labor, birth and early postpartum
- Positioning to facilitate the normal progress of labor and birth
- Massage techniques to ease the pain of labor and to enhance relaxation
- Comfort measures, such as hydrotherapy, the use of heat, cold and pressure
- Relaxation skills to use during labor and after pregnancy to relieve stress
- Labor support advice for the partner, the family and the Doula
- Communication skills for the pregnant woman with her partner and the healthcare team
- Problems that could occur during labor and birth
- The ability to make informed decisions about anesthesia and medical procedures
- Breastfeeding and the early postpartum period
- Healthy lifestyles for pregnancy and postpartum period
When are classes scheduled?
Lamaze Childbirth Education - Option #1
4 Consecutive weeks - A Comprehensive 2 hour class for a minimum of 8 hours of information, instruction and interaction that provides essential information and skills to prepare you for that challenges of labor and birth.
Tuesday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Lamaze Childbirth Education - Option #2
2 half weekend days – An Intensive 4 hour weekend day that provides essential information and skills to prepare you for challenges of labor and birth. This weekend series is designed for couples with a little more flexibility in their schedule and the desire to break up the series into two weeks.
Saturday & Sunday 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
$100.00 Per Couple