This series covers:
- The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices
- Stages of labor and what to expect during each
- Normal birth
- Comfort tools and techniques
- Positions for labor and birth
- Massage, breathing, and relaxation
- Developing a healthy mindset about “pain” during labor
- The role of the birth partner
- Protecting your birth space
- Unexpected outcomes
- Navigating interventions
- Shared decision-making
- Benefits of breastfeeding
- Breast milk production
- Breastfeeding positions and proper latch
- Normal newborn behavior and appearance
- Newborn care
- Postpartum care
Included with your series
- 5-week comprehensive class series
- Back to Work class
- Custom massage oil
- Reheatable rice sock
- Childbirth preparation handbook
What are the Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices?
Lamaze teaches parents birth practices that promote a safe and healthy birth for moms and babies. Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE) and Lamaze educator trainees provide evidence-based information so you can make the choices that are best for your family.
Exactly how much time will we spend practicing our hee-hee-hoo breathing?
None. Hee-hee-hoo breathing may have been your mom’s Lamaze, but Lamaze no longer promotes a specific method of breathing! We will practice various breathing techniques and discuss how breathing is a tool that can be used during labor. Then it’s up to you to find your own pace and rhythm during labor.
I expect lots of Powerpoints and lecture. Please don't disappointment me.
We are so sorry to disappoint you. But you will find that our classes feature hands-on activities, visual aids, interaction with partners and other class participants, and lots of laughter. There may also be a funny hat and a discussion (or two) about adult diapers.
I'm having my baby at a hospital/birth center/home. Should I still take these classes?
I think I want an epidural. Should I still take these classes?
Why shouldn't I just take the classes at the hospital?
We love hospitals. Hospitals are a crucial part of our health care system. But hospital classes often teach you how to have their birth and not yours. You may not learn about all of your options or what is currently evidence-based care. Independent childbirth classes will tell you all of your options and give you the information you need to have the birth you want to have – all from an unbiased source. Plus we have smaller class sizes and way better snacks.
If you prefer to take hospital classes but are planning an unmedicated birth, we highly recommend taking our comfort measures class as a supplement to your hospital courses.
How much does this series cost?
If taken at Babymoon Inn, the cost of this class is $375 and includes our Back to Work class, a custom massage oil, a reheatable rice sock, a prepared childbirth workshop, and a prenatal massage if you use promo code LAMAZE (and actually even if you don’t. We just really want you to get a massage).
If you are a client of Babymoon Inn, this class series is included as part of your package at no additional charge.
What is a Back to Work class?
We thought you might ask that. We will cover pumping, bottles, and breast milk storage in a separate 1.5-hour class we’d like you to take after your baby arrives. Babies are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Can my partner come with me to class?
Absolutely. Your enrollment fee includes the pregnant person and a birth partner. If another member of your birth team would like to attend as well, we are happy to accommodate this when space permits.
How do I sign up?
Click the registration link above or find your class series in the list below. Please be sure you are enrolling at the correct location, as we offer classes in multiple cities and locations.