Wait, what? You can eat and drink during labor? Yes, you can! In case you missed it last week, we published a new infographic created by Lamaze that shows the evidence on eating and drinking in labor -- not only is it safe for most labors, but it is beneficial for moms to maintain energy and strengt
Today's post is from Jennifer Slater, author of En Route Baby: What To Do When Baby Arrives Before Help Does. While the vast majorities of babies are birthed in the presence of trained professionals, it can help ease your mind to know what to do in the event of a "highway baby."
Lamaze is thrilled to share with parents everywhere the launch of our new online learning center with interactive, virtual classes you can take at your own pace. Engage with childbirth professionals and other parents virtually through all stages of your pregnancy and beyond. Online classes can suppl
It has been a long-held policy in hospitals to forbid women in labor from eating and drinking. The fear is that if there is food in a woman's stomach, and if she goes in for emergency surgery under general anesthesia (most cesareans are performed with epidural anesthesia), that she could possibly vo
The first trimester of pregnancy can be rough. From the moment you find out you're pregnant (whether it's at 4 weeks or 10 weeks), you'll likely run through a rollercoaster of emotions and thoughts. Even a pregnancy that is planned and anticipated has a way of rocking your world! So for all you mama