Did you know? Lamaze now offers online classes for parents! Earlier this year, we launched "Safe and Healthy Birth: Six Simple Steps," a class designed to help you prepare for birth by presenting six simple practices shown to greatly improve birth outcomes for both mothers and babies. Now, we have two new online classes for parents: VBAC: Informed and Ready and Breastfeeding Basics: From Birth to Back to Work.
The online classes are presented in an interactive, engaging format with unlimited access so you can complete the class at your own pace. The classes are meant to be used as an important beginning point in your complete prenatal education. They provide vital information, and should be followed up with a traditional, in-depth childbirth class. To be fully prepared for labor, birth, breastfeeding, and postpartum, it's important to attend a good quality childbirth course. You can find a Lamaze class here!
Learn more about VBAC and breastfeeding with the following new online Lamaze classes:
VBAC: Informed and Ready
This class will help you understand the facts, benefits, and risks of all your delivery options including a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and set you up for the best chance of success. Prepare yourself and learn how to simplify your labor and birth by participating in this interactive online course.
After Completing this class, you will be able to:
- Understand the risks and benefits of both VBAC and repeat cesarean birth
- Recognize the qualities of a VBAC supportive health care provider
- Identify a strong support team for your VBAC birth
- Develop and practice coping and comfort techniques that will help during your VBAC labor
- Write a VBAC and cesarean birth plan that reflects your informed preferences
Breastfeeding Basics: From Birth to Back to Work
As comforting and healthy as breastfeeding can be, it is not always easy in the first few weeks while recovering from birth. If you find yourself struggling, know that hard work in the early weeks pays off as you and your baby learn to breastfeed. Having realistic expectations about how breastfeeding will go in the early weeks will help you to meet your breastfeeding goals. With the information in this class, you can prepare to get breastfeeding off to a great start and look forward to the many benefits that breastfeeding can provide to you and your baby.
After complete this class, learners will be able to:
- Recognize the Benefits of Breastfeeding to Mother and Baby
- Understand how milk supply works
- Learn about the mechanics of breastfeeding, latch and positioning
- Recognize good feeding and if baby is getting enough milk
- Manage nighttime breastfeeding
- Be prepared for what to do if there is a recommendation to supplement/pump
- Prepare for returning to work