Lamaze Childbirth Education Classes - Tenafly, New Jersey

I am a certified Lamaze childbirth educator. Why Lamaze? Most people have heard of Lamaze; it's synonymous with childbirth education. But what most people do not know is that Lamaze has undergone a major transformation in the past few years. It's not just about breathing (well, without breathing, where we would we all be?!) and "hee hee hoo." If you think you know about Lamaze from what your mother or aunts experienced or from watching TV sitcoms, think again!

Check out "10 Myths About Lamaze" for more details.

Lamaze celebrates and promotes normal birth. Through Lamaze's Six Care Practices, Lamaze brings birth back as a celebration of a normal life event.

I offer a series of five classes during which we will cover:

  • physiology of pregnancy, labor, and birth
  • stages of labor
  • emotional aspects of pregnancy, labor, and birth
  • breastfeeding
  • skin-to-skin contact and the newborn
  • slings
  • comfort measures for birth
  • optimal foetal positioning
  • interventions and medical aspects of birth, including epidurals and other pain medication
  • historical perspective on birth
  • postpartum emotions
  • your baby, your husband, and you!

For those needing a refresher, I offer one or two classes, depending on your preference.

All classes are held in my Tenafly home.

Please contact me for more information and to register for this class.

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If you have questions or would like to check my availability, please contact me!

Lynn Christensen, CD
(DONA), LCCE (Lamaze)
Tenafly, New Jersey