Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices

Pregnancy is a wonderful time. It is a time to learn to celebrate birth a natural, safe and healthy process and the most empowering of a woman’s journeys. With support in the form of awareness, alternatives, skills and techniques, a woman has the prowess to take charge of and facilitate a health experience for herself and her baby in any birthing environment she chooses. LEARN TO TRUST BIRTH.

The Lamaze Approach to Birth

  • Birth is normal, natural and healthy.
  • The experience of birth profoundly affects women and their families.
  • Women’s inner wisdom guides them through birth.
  • 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.
  • Childbirth education empowers women to make informed choices in health care, to assume responsibility for their health and to trust their inner wisdom.

Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices

The six Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices below are supported by research studies that examine the benefits and risks of maternity care practices. Therefore, they represent “evidence-based care,” which is the gold standard for maternity care worldwide. Evidence-based care means “using the best research about the effects of specific procedures, drugs, tests, and treatments, to help guide decision-making.”

The 6 Healthy Birth Practices are listed below, click on the image to view a video.

  • Let Labor Begin on its Own
  • Walk, Move Around and Change Positions Throughout Labor
  • Bring a Loved One, Friend, or Doula for Continuous Support
  • Avoid Interventions That Are Not Medically Necessary
  • Avoid Giving Birth on Your Back, and Follow Your Body’s Urges to Push.
  • Keep Mother and Baby Together – It’s Best for Mother, Baby, and Breastfeeding

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#1 Let labor begin on its own

#2 Walk, move around, change positions

#3 Have continuous support

#4 Avoid Unnecessary Interventions

#5 Get upright and follow the urge to push

#6 Keep your baby with you after birth