Lamaze Birthability Course


Lamaze Birthability Course


Includes: Handouts and Information pack

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The best start for a mother and baby is a safe and healthy pregnancy and birth.The best start for a mother and baby is a safe and healthy pregnancy and birth. Birthability, provides childbirth preparation classes that equip parents-to-be with all the knowledge and practical skills they need to have a safe and joyful birth experience. Make your birth journey is one that you feel physically and emotionally ready for, one where you feel safe and informed and all your choices are heard and respected, one that you will remember positively for a lifetime.

If I dont’ know my options, I dont have any
— Diana Korte

The following topics are all covered in our Lamaze courses:

  • The basic anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Stages and phases of labour
  • Birth location options
  • What to take to the hospital
  • How to tell if you are in labour and when to go to the hospital (if you are choosing a hospital birth)
  • Comfort measures for the physical discomforts of late pregnancy
  • Physical changes in your body during the 3rd trimester
  • The role of hormones in labour and postpartum
  • Comfort measures such as breathing, use of heat and cold, hydrotherapy, massage, counter-pressure and positioning in labour
  • The role of pain in labour and how to work with it
  • Communication skills to help you work most effectively with your health care providers
  • Common hospital procedures and interventions
  • Caesarean birth
  • The importance of continuous emotional and physical support
  • Relaxation and visualization techniques
  • Beneficial positions for pushing and delivery
  • The postpartum period for mother, her partner and baby
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn care
  • Postpartum Mental Health
  • Support and resources for new mothers