About & FAQ

About Giving Birth with Confidence

Giving Birth with Confidence is an online community, created by Lamaze International, written for and by real women (and men) with a variety of trustworthy, timely and appealing stories, articles and tips related to pregnancy, birth and parenting. Our goal is to help women achieve healthy pregnancies and safe, satisfying births by offering a meeting ground to obtain information and support from other women, Lamaze-Certified Childbirth Educators and knowledgeable experts.

About Lamaze International

Lamaze is a nonprofit organization that promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Knowing that pregnancy and childbirth can be demanding on a woman’s body and mind, Lamaze serves as a resource for information about what to expect and what choices are available during the childbearing years.

Lamaze education and practices are based on the best, most current medical evidence available. They can help reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and improve overall outcomes for mothers and babies. Working closely with their families, health care providers and Lamaze educators, millions of pregnant women have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using Lamaze practices.

The mission of Lamaze International is to promote, support and protect natural, safe and healthy birth through education and advocacy through the dedicated efforts of professional childbirth educators, providers and parents.

Forming the foundation of the organization are the Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices. These evidence-based practices, adapted from the World Health Organization, promote, protect and support natural, safe and healthy birth.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find an answer to your question in the list below, please feel free to send an e-mail to the blog administrator, Cara Terreri, at cterreri@lamaze.org.

Q: Who is Giving Birth with Confidence for?

A: Giving Birth with Confidence (GBWC) is a community blog created by Lamaze International for women and men interested in articles and tips related to pregnancy, birth and parenting. It is also a place for parents to connect with the birth education and advocacy community.

Q: Do I have to be a member to participate?

A: No. You may read content and comment on posts without being a member. However, there are areas of the site that require membership if you wish to participate more fully.

Q: Does it cost anything to become a member?

A: No. GBWC is free.

Q: Why should I become a member?

 A: It’s easy and it will enrich your experience. You’ll be able to create a profile and also be able to easily comment, rank and select "favorites" so you can be notified via email when new items are posted.

Q: How do I create an account?

A: Simply click the “Request Login” link at the top right of your screen. You’ll need to create a username, provide your email address and choose a password. That’s it!

Q: How do I update my profile?

You may also add optional information to your profile. Options include adding an avatar (profile image), identifying yourself as either a parent or birth educator and adding a web address and other, more personal information. Simply click on your profile name in the login box (or use the “My Account” navigation on the black Word Press navigation bar). Then just click on the “Edit Profile” link.

Q: Can I comment on a post without creating an account?

A: Yes.

Q: How can I become a featured writer on GBWC?

A: Please contact the blog administrator Cara Terreri at cterreri@lamaze.org if you wish to be a regular contributor to the GBWC blog.

Q: How can I get updates from this blog?

A: You may click on the 'Subscribe' link on the right side of any page and follow the different instructions and options for reciving notifications of new articles.  In order to receive RSS feeds, you will need to use a subscription application such as Live Bookmarks, Google reader or Bloglines to manage your feed.