10 reasons to take an Independent Lamaze Childbirth Class

Not all classes are created equal. Lamaze classes are run with the goal to increase confidence in your ability to give birth. Lamaze classes help you understand how to cope with pain in ways that both facilitate labor and promote comfort — including focused breathing, movement and massage. While...

How painful will my labor be?

How painful will my labor be? How long will my labor last? Will I be able to bear my labor pain? These are questions that come up time and again, in our Lamaze classes, as well as during antenatal check-ups at the Birthing Center. Is there pain in labor? Yes. We are not going to lie about this...

Lamaze & Breathing, Breathing & Labor

As I just wound up another Lamaze Childbirth Educator Workshop, the ever present question of when I was going to teach “Lamaze Breathing” as a part of the workshop’s practical skills kept popping up. Just as in the Workshop, most women and their husbands who come to Healthy Mother Antenatal Lamaze...

So, is Lamaze all about breathing?

Many times, when expectant parents call me about Lamaze classes, the first thing they ask is “Do you teach breathing techniques?” I tell them that I do, and then also tell them that “breathing” is not the most important part of the classes. Many women who come to me for postnatal exercises, or...