Lamaze is a local Birth Education Option in the Hunter region.
Lamaze is a great birth preparation for pregnant women (and their supporters). We have listed their information below for your interest. Please contact local Lamaze Practitioners to ask further questions and to book in as we are not affiliated with Lamaze.
A direct quote from the main Lamaze Website:
“The mission of Lamaze International is to advance safe and healthy pregnancy, birth and early parenting through evidence-based education and advocacy. Our vision is “knowledgeable parents making informed decisions.
Our education and practices are based on the best, most current medical evidence available. They can help reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and improve overall outcomes for mothers and babies. Working closely with their families, health care providers and Lamaze educators, millions of pregnant women have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes.”
And a further direct quote:
“Our six ‘Healthy Birth Practices’ help simplify the birth process with a natural approach that helps alleviate fears and manage pain. Regardless of the baby’s size, labor’s length and complexity, or the mother’s confidence level, these care practices will help keep labor and birth as safe and healthy as possible.
Healthy Birth Practice 1: Let labor begin on its own
Healthy Birth Practice 2: Walk, move around and change positions throughout labor
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”
We do not currently offer Lamaze through the Hunter Birth Education Centre, but if you call Natalie she is happy to provide you with good local referrals.
0406 934 645
For more about the birth education services that we do currently offer READ ABOUT YOUR CHOICES HERE