fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Lamaze?
The Lamaze technique, or simply Lamaze, is a prepared childbirth technique designed to instill confidence in the woman’s ability to give birth. Lamaze courses do not support or discourage the use of medicines or routine medical interventions during labor and delivery. Instead, they inform moms-to-be about their options so that they can make decisions for their own safe labor and delivery.
What is the Purpose of Lamaze?
It’s purpose is to:
Develop coping strategies for pain to facilitate labor and promote comfort through focused breathing, movement and massage
Foster closer relationship with your support partner making them better prepared in supporting you through the various stages of childbirth
Sensitize both expecting mother and partner to the course of labor and its complications in order to make informed decisions
When can I start Lamaze?
Lamaze can be started after 28 weeks gestation ( 7 months)
What can I expect from Lamaze Childbirth Classes?
The typical Lamaze class consists of at least 5 contact hours of instruction.
Here's what the classes will cover:
- Focused breathing techniques for labor
- Relaxation techniques: Yoga, Pilates, Massages, Meditation
- Laboring positions using Birthing Ball
- Tips to help your partner support you during labor
- Signs of Labor and when to go to the hospital
- Stages of labor and the birthing process
- The Art of Pushing
- Complications during labor and delivery
- Induction of Labor and Cesarean Section
- Operative Vaginal Delivery and episiotomy
- Breastfeeding and Postpartum care (incl diaper changes etc)
- Choking and CPR
What is the value of taking these childbirth classes?
Certification will be given upon completion of these classes which will allow your support partner in the labor room with you and be present during childbirth
You will be better prepared for labor and the birth of your bundle of joy and would be equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions
Medical professionals available to answer questions and relieve the anxiety of this process. (Please note that we do not question or alter management of pregnancy outlined by your private/public physicians)