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What is involved in Lamaze classes?

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Small classes consist of at least 12 hours of instruction and can provide you with information on:

  • Normal labor, birth, and early postpartum care
  • Different ways to position yourself for labor and birth
  • Massage and relaxation techniques to ease pain
  • Breathing techniques during labor
  • Practicing relaxation by using internal and external focal points
  • Support during labor
  • Effective communication skills
  • Medical procedures
  • Breastfeeding
  • Healthy lifestyle choices

From: Types of Childbirth Classes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "Birthing Classes."

American Pregnancy Association: "Childbirth Education Classes."

University of Cincinnati: "Lamaze."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Bradley Method."

Pregnancy.org: "Pregnancy and Childbirth with the Alexander Technique."

Hypnobirthing.com.

Lamaze.org.

givingbirthwithconfidence.org.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 04, 2018

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "Birthing Classes."

American Pregnancy Association: "Childbirth Education Classes."

University of Cincinnati: "Lamaze."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Bradley Method."

Pregnancy.org: "Pregnancy and Childbirth with the Alexander Technique."

Hypnobirthing.com.

Lamaze.org.

givingbirthwithconfidence.org.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 04, 2018

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