Lamaze is popularly known for its rhythmic breathing techniques, which emphasize active concentration and promote relaxation. The rhythmic breathing patterns help women turn their attention away from their contractions. At Motherhood, we provide the best Lamaze classes for you. All classes are conducted by highly trained experts and are guaranteed to give you the best training and care for your pregnancy and labour.

LAMAZE

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IN A LAMAZE COURSE?

Expecting parents are advised to begin a class near the start of their seventh
month of pregnancy. Here’s what the class covers:
• Normal labour and birth (using videos of real births) and
the early postpartum period
• How to be active and informed participants during the birth
• Focused breathing techniques for labour
• Other relaxation techniques and natural strategies to help you work with
labour pain, such as massage, walking, position changes, and hydrotherapy
• Tips to help your partner encourage and support you during labour
• The value of one-on-one professional support during labour
• How to communicate with your healthcare team so your needs are met
• Complications that could arise during labour and birth, and interventions
that might be medically necessary
• Epidurals and other options for managing pain with medication
• Early interaction with your baby
• Breastfeeding

 

BENEFITS OF THE LAMAZE METHOD

• Management of pain without drug intervention gives the Lamaze method
widespread appeal among parents who seek a natural childbirth experience.
• Lamaze helps build your confidence in your body’s ability to give birth.
• You can discuss your fears about labour and birth with the instructor
and other couples with the same concerns.
• Your partner will learn about childbirth and how to support you
on the big day. You may find that attending Lamaze classes together
will create a special bond.
• Lamaze supports evidence-based pregnancy, birth and parenting
practices that are supported by research and experienced
childbirth educators.
• Lamaze guides you as you navigate all your options, and their
benefits and drawbacks.
• Lamaze seeks to empower you as you explore how your body was designed
for birth, and encourages you to work with your body’s natural abilities.
• Lamaze provides strategies for comfort and coping with pain during labour,
reducing unnecessary medical interventions, and receiving continuous
support during labour and birth.
• Lamaze encourages bonding between you and your baby, with the importance
of skin-to-skin contact and time to get to know your new baby after birth.
• Your instructor will discuss pain relief options, including massage, relaxation,
breathing techniques, and medications.

 

CORE BELIEFS OF LAMAZE – SIX HEALTHY BIRTH PRACTICES

These six practices are as follows:

  • Healthy Birth Practice 1: Let labour begin on its own
  • Healthy Birth Practice 2: Walk, move around and change positions
    throughout labour
  • Healthy Birth Practice 3: Bring a loved one, friend or doula for
    continuous support
  • Healthy Birth Practice 4: Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary
  • Healthy Birth Practice 5: Avoid giving birth on your back and follow
    your body’s urges to push
  • Healthy Birth Practice 6: Keep mother and baby together –
    It’s best for mother, baby and breastfeeding

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