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What is the Lamaze technique?

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As the most widely used childbirth method in the U.S., Lamaze classes approach childbirth as a natural and healthy process. Lamaze courses don't support or discourage the use of medicines or routine medical interventions during labor and delivery. Instead, they inform moms-to-be about their options so that they can make decisions for their own labor and delivery. Part of the Lamaze focus is on building your confidence or talking about how to keep your baby's birth simple and safe.

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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