How often do you say to yourself “if only I knew then what I know now”? Well, we’ve been there and now we’re on a mission to educate, inform, inspire, and support you through this wonderful journey into parenthood
The true value of an independent childbirth class is less known. Some of your friends might say that the prenatal classes they attended were a waste of time. Well we’re sure they didn’t take our lamaze classes. Our sessions are dynamic, interactive and full of useful information and skills for you to use.
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Preparation Workshops are a comprehensive and effective way to help you be fully informed & well prepared to experience a safe and healthy pregnancy and childbirth.
What are the topics covered in the course?
Common Myths about Lamaze Classes:
Myth#1: Lamaze is all about breathing
Reality: The goal of Lamaze® classes is to increase women’s confidence in their ability to give birth. Lamaze® classes help women discover the inner wisdom they already have for giving birth. Women learn simple coping strategies for labour, including focused breathing. But breathing techniques are just one of many things that Lamaze® classes will help you uncover!
Myth#2: Lamaze Promises painless childbirth
Reality: Many women are afraid of the pain of labour, and that’s normal! Lamaze® classes help women understand the origin of pain and learn how to respond to pain in ways that both facilitate labour and increase comfort. We’ll discuss many ways to decrease the pain you’ll experience in labour
Myth#3: Lamaze means you can’t have an epidural or a cesarean
Reality: Lamaze® classes provide information about natural pain relief options as well as epidural anesthesia (and other medications). Eliminating pain completely is pretty much impossible – regardless of your plans for use of medication! Lamaze education will assist women and their partners in making personal decisions that are right for them.
Myth#4: Lamaze doest "work"
Reality: Lamaze that “works” has nothing to do with feeling pain, taking or avoiding medication, or developing complications that necessitate medical interventions. Lamaze® teaches women that nature has designed birth simply and close to perfectly and that women already know how to give birth. Lamaze® works if you are informed and become an active participant in your experience.
Myth#5: Lamaze is not for everyone
Reality: Women have always prepared for the birth of their babies. Until recent times, women learned about birth from their own mothers and sisters. Birth took place at home with family rituals and traditions to help them feel confident in their ability to give birth. Women were surrounded by family and wise women who provided comfort and encouragement through labour and in the days and weeks after birth. Today, Lamaze® childbirth classes provide the knowledge, skills, and support that help women give birth with confidence and joy as they have done for centuries. Lamaze® preparation is for everyone!
"I am an independent Lamaze certified childbirth educator LCCE who is only committed to my clients. This means that you get an unbiased perspective. Information shared is based on what the evidence says regardless of hospital policies or protocols.
As birth doula that have supported several women during their birth journeys in various birth settings and been at many types of births - natural births, water births, induced labors, medically managed births and C- sections. I understand first-hand how the medical system works and can help you prepare and make informed choices and avoid unnecessary complications and interventions"
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