Lamaze Classes

Rosemarie DiMare, LCCE

Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator

My success over the years stems from the ability to provide “Personalized Professional Care” to all my clients. I have achieved this by offering private childbirth classes to all of my doula clients in the comfort of a private setting. The size of the classes are small so that the focus is on you, your needs, and the needs of your partner. Couples are able to interact with me and amongst themselves in an environment that is comfortable, warm, and non-threatening.

“We have a secret in our culture, and It’s not that childbirth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” Laura Stavoe Harm

Topics Covered in class

  • History of birth
  • Explanation of “Healthy Safe Birth Practices” verses societies view of birth
  • Developing confidence in yourself and in the birth process
  • Emotions and The Fears-Tension-Pain Cycle
  • Creating positive birth memories that will last a life time
  • Birth preferences/Writing a Birth Plan
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Signs and stages of labor
  • Variations in labor-Not all labors start and progress the same
  • Optimal Fetal Positioning to insure a shorter less painful birth
  • How to handle unexpected situations.

Along with the topics listed above, couples will become familiar with The Six Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices

  • Labor begins on it’s own
  • Freedom of movement throughout labor
  • Continuous labor support
  • No routine interventions
  • Non-supine positions for labor
  • NO separation of mother and baby after birth

Couples participate with fun hands on activities and games, watch amazing birth videos, and learn and practice a variety of comfort measures and techniques they will utilize in labor such as:

  • Relaxation and breathing
  • Positions for labor and birth
  • Use of the birth ball/ Robozzo
  • Use of hot and cold
  • Message techniques, acupressure, and counter pressure points
  • Breastfeeding and Beyond
  • Newborn Baby Care