This four-week Lamaze class is held one night a week for 4 weeks and is intended for women planning to have an unmedicated birth. The class is taught by a Lamaze Certified Instructor and features discussion and interaction with other couples in a classroom setting as well as an e-class for at-home learning enhancement.
You should arrange to finish this class 3 to 4 weeks before your due date. Partner/Coach must attend. Please bring two pillows and a mat/blanket as well as your tablet and/or phone when you attend the class. Dress for comfort.
A variety of teaching and learning methods are incorporated including discussion, videos, demonstration, and return-demonstration. A variety of topics childbirth and non-pharmaceutical pain relief methods are taught in the class:
- Comfort measures
- Birthing options
- Patterned breathing
- Support person responsibilities