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Lamaze Educator Essentials: Module 1: Lamaze Philosophies

Lamaze Educator Essentials: Module 1: Lamaze Philosophies

Lamaze Educator Essentials: Module 1: Lamaze Philosophies

Lamaze International
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Launch date: 08 Sep 2020
Expiry Date: 08 Sep 2023

Last updated: 31 Dec 2020

Reference: 176761

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Ms MERCY CHELANG'AT BSc (14 Sep 2020)
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Lesly Federici (30 Oct 2019)
Good basic historical introduction

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The Lamaze Philosophies self-paced learning activity will provide learners information about the influence of history and culture on today’s births, the ways in which Lamaze supports and promotes healthy birth practices, and strategies for helping women to develop confidence in their ability to give birth by disseminating evidence-based information.

Participants can earn 8.75 Lamaze Contact Hours and 10.5 contact hours of CABRN upon successful completion.


Describe how history and culture influence birth today.
A. History of Birth
1. Significant events in U.S. Childbirth History
2. History of Childbirth Education

B. Evolution of Birth Choices
1. The shift from home and midwives to hospitals and doctors.
2. Current state of maternity care: Listening to Mother’s Survey
3. Effects of medicalized birth
Explain how the Lamaze Mission and Fundamentals of Pregnancy and Birth promote and support the physiologic model of normal childbirth.
A. Lamaze Mission and Vision
1. To advance safe and healthy pregnancy, birth, and early parenting through evidence-based education and advocacy.
2. Knowledgeable parents making informed decisions.

B. Lamaze Fundamentals for Pregnancy

C. Lamaze Fundamentals for Birth

D. What is meant by “normal birth”?
1. Characteristics and disruptions
2. Hormonal physiology of childbearing: evidence and implications for women, babies, and maternity care.
3. Updates from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). (2014). Obstetric care consensus: Safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery

E. How childbirth education can promote and support normal birth
Identify the role of pain during labor and strategies to increase a woman’s confidence in her ability to give birth.
A. Pain in Labor is unique
P – Purposeful
A – Anticipated
I – Intermittent
N – Normal

B. Dr. Grantly Dick-Reads: Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle

C. Communication and Shared Decision-Making Increases Confidence
Summarize the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices and their benefits to laboring women and their infants
A. Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices
a. Let labor begin on its own
b. Walk, move around, and change positions throughout labor
c. Bring a loved one, friend, or doula for continuous support.
d. Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary.
e. Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body’s urges to push.
f. Keep baby and mother together- it’s best for the mother, baby, and breastfeeding.
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Lamaze International
on behalf of 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.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 10.50 Hours

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User Reviews (13)

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Ms MERCY CHELANG'AT BSc (14 Sep 2020)
Mr SAMUEL JUMA BSc (11 Aug 2020)
Lesly Federici (30 Oct 2019)
Good basic historical introduction
Tish Dedmon (13 Sep 2019)
So helpful to reinforce the evidence to support what is taught in childbirth classes. This course has so much information in the form of articles and videos...excellent resources. Parents deserve the best, most accurate information available to empower them for the unique, exciting experience of the birth of their baby.
Michelle Smith (8 Apr 2019)
This course was very informative and helpful in the steps to obtain my LCCE
Andria Butler (25 Feb 2019)
Fabulous course! I learned quite a bit about the history of childbirth from the module. I truly enjoyed the recommended videos, the Microbirth video was eye opening! Tip: If you’re submitting your test from your phone. The “submit” button can be mistaken for the “next” button.
Jane Hentzen (27 Dec 2018)
Great review of topics and updates on current research.
Indrawattee Moran (22 Dec 2018)
Excellent module.
Ms Nancy Swick CRNP,MSN,RNC,LCCE,MCNP,CMP (23 Jul 2018)
unnecessarily time consuming to download and paginate the articles within the multimedia mixed program article on choice by Regan et al was repetitious and cumbersome
Mrs Chevy Geach LCCE (18 Apr 2018)
Was a good and thorough summary of the most vital Lamaze basics.
Tracy Osborne (23 Mar 2018)
Very thorough information. Balanced evidence based information is crucial for all Childbirth Educators to have access to.
Hannah Levine (17 Mar 2018)
Detailed information in a clear format; glad to be able to print!!
Rosana Padua (1 Feb 2018)
The course is a great mix of articles and visual slides that gives the student comprehensive information without over-burdening the eye and mind.


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