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How to prepare for birth with the Lamaze method

It is possible to learn the Lamaze method of preparing for birth by taking a series of courses that helps you get ready for labor. Check out the skills and knowledge that are taught in these classes.

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All about the Lamaze method

The Lamaze method of childbirth stipulates that birth is normal, natural, and healthy and that women have right to give birth free from routine medical interventions. Here is everything you need to know about the Lamaze method.

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Planning for labor

Despite the numerous experiences that pregnancy brings, labor is the one that makes many women most nervous. Lamaze however offers a variety of resources designed to guide you through labor

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Medical Labor & Delivery Intervention

It is likely that you may want or need medical intervention, even if you chose the traditional childbirth or natural childbirth approach. Here are the major medical intervention approaches during labor.

Medical interventions

Of course every labor is different and some women may need extra help. It is therefore imperative to know the various medical interventions that may be offered to you ahead of time.

Labor and delivery interventions

Even though everyone hopes to have a smooth labor and delivery, some women will still end up having complications that require intervention. Check out these labor and delivery interventions.

Common medical interventions you should know about

Even if you are planning to give birth naturally, the health care providers are sometimes obliged to intervene for health and safety reasons. Check out the most common medical interventions you should know about as you await labor.

The benefits and risks of using epidural anesthesia during labor

The use of epidural is one of the most popular pain relief methods during childbirth. Here are the benefits as well as risks associated with the use of epidural anesthesia during labor.

Labor Interventions: Why you want them and how to avoid them

Most women, especially those who want natural birth desire the best possible labor, delivery as well as birth experience. Now, check out why some women need labor interventions and how they can be avoided.

The Cascade of Intervention

Labor interventions just like most things in life have unintended consequences. Here are some maternity practices that can lead to a cascade of interventions.