Lamaze Brisbane is part of Lamaze International which a nonprofit organisation that promotes a natural, healthy, and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting. Lamaze education and practices are based on the best and most current medical evidence available and help women advocate for the pregnancy and childbirth they want and deserve.
As Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators we have developed a complete childbirth education program that encompasses all the information you need to be able to transition through pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period with ease and with great anticipation for this journey ahead. Lamaze has a long standing reputation as one of the leaders in childbirth education in working with families and has aided millions of pregnant women achieve their desired childbirth outcomes using Lamaze practices.
The Lamaze classes incorporate the 6 healthy birth practices:
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
Lamaze Group Childbirth Education Classes run on 2 consecutive days
Group classes are a wonderful way to interact, engage and learn from other expectant families within a comfortable and supported environment.
The classes will provide you and your partner on a range of ‘tools’ to guide you through labour and birth and the postnatal period for a positive transition through labour, birth and postpartum.
The hormones of labour
How to ward off fear and anxiety during birth
Relaxation and mindfulness practices
Prenatal & Postpartum nutrition
The normal, natural process of labour and birth, and health-care practices that support it
The rights of childbearing woman
The important role that pain plays in labour and a wide variety of coping strategies for managing it
How your partner can support you during labour
Movement and positioning during labour and birth
Medical interventions and their indications, risks and alternatives and help you make your own birth preferences
How to communicate with your healthcare provider
Postpartum expectations and self care
Local resources to support you during and after pregnancy
You will also receive:
A goody bag full of information and some sample products from natural product brands.
A booklet on the physiology of labour and birth
A folder for all your materials throughout the course and handouts on all the related topics to review at home
A relaxation cd for your home practice