Lamaze method was developed by French obstetrician Dr. Lamaze. The earlier focus was on using controlled breathing techniques to cope with labour pains but now a day’s Lamaze classes have expanded and also include methods of pain relief and labour management.
The goal of Lamaze prenatal classes is to increase the mother’s confidence about natural childbirth. Lamaze classes help the pregnant lady to cope with labour pains in the ways that both facilitate labour and increase comfort.
Lamaze philosophy of birth specifies that birth is natural, normal and healthy. Lamaze also educates pregnant women about the chances of interventions (if needed) and the need of pain relief. Pregnant women are advised to start Lamaze class near the start of the seventh month of pregnancy.
Aspects covered by Lamaze Classes:
Lamaze class covers following components:
Benefits of attending a Lamaze Class:
Lamaze classes are given over a period of six to eight weeks. Pregnant female can attend class with their partner: