The Lamaze series is held over one weekend (Friday-Sunday) at Duke Behavioral Health North Durham. Friday 6:00-8:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Must be able to attend all three sessions and be 32+ weeks pregnant at the time of the event.
From Lamaze International:
"The mission of Lamaze is to advance safe and healthy pregnancy, birth, and early parenting through evidence-based education and advocacy.
Our goal is simple: We want you to feel confident, supported and powerful as you ask questions, make decisions, and navigate your path through pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
Everyone benefits from an informed pregnancy and birth. The latest research informs the foundation of Lamaze childbirth education, summarized in Our Six Healthy Birth Practices:
- Let labor begin on its own.
- Walk, move around, and change positions throughout labor.
- Bring a loved one, friend, or doula for continuous support.
- Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary.
- Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body's urges to push.
- Keep mother and baby together; it’s best for mother, baby and breastfeeding."
- Friday, December 1, 6:00-8:30 pm
- Saturday, December 2, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
- Sunday, December 3, 10:00 am-4:00 pm