Lamaze Childbirth Classes: What to Expect?
Childbirth classes aim at preparing the expectant mother to have a healthy, natural child birth and provide information about labour, postpartum health, breastfeeding, parenthood etc. Lamaze is one of the popular childbirth courses that help pregnant women to replace their negative fears about pregnancy with positive thoughts, make an informed choice about labour and have a natural and healthy childbirth.
Lamaze class was originally developed by a French obstetrician, Ferdinand Lamaze as a method of pain relief. Later, it gained popularity and modified as childbirth class which prepares women for a healthy childbirth and provided with coping skills, relaxation techniques, patterned breathing for comfort during labour and birth.
In general, the Lamaze classes include the following:
It is important to consult your gynecologist before participating in such childbirth classes. It is recommended to opt for classes run by certified child birth educators.