First-Pregnant? Quiet in the childbirth preparation classes will prepare for the most important moment of your life. They know when to start, how long they last and what techniques they learn there.
The Lamaze technique for preparing childbirth is a philosophy that emerged in the 50s, which takes its name obstetrician French Ferdinand Lamaze, who claims that birth is a normal and natural physiological process, and that women must be prepared to deal with it without fear and with confidence.
The goal of Lamaze is to teach women to control breathing and relaxation techniques based on tactile stimuli (massage), visual (focusing on the display of an object) and auditory (words of encouragement), which help eliminate stress and reduce the perception of pain caused by contractions.
In the Lamaze method, also called psicoprofilaxis, the father plays a key role , helping women with massages and psychological support, and sharing with her actively birth of your baby.
Although this method aims to achieve a conscious birth without pain, this does not mean that is contrary to the use of epidural anesthesia, if the woman’s request.
The Lamaze technique is widespread and transcends its function as a method of aid delivery, to become a philosophy that understands parenthood as a vital function.
Lamaze International promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting practices. Knowing that pregnancy and childbirth can be demanding on a woman’s body and mind, Lamaze serves as a resource for information about what to expect and what choices are available during the childbearing years. Lamaze education and practices are based on the best and most current medical evidence available. Working closely with their families, health care providers and Lamaze educators, millions of pregnant women have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using Lamaze practices. The best way to learn about Lamaze’s steps to a safe and healthy birth is to take a class with a Lamaze certified instructor. To locate classes in your area, visit the find a Lamaze Class search tool.