Lamaze also known as the psychoprophylactic method, which helps in acheiving advance, safe and healthy pregnancy. Lamaze also Promotes , support and protect natural ,safe and healthy birth through evidence based education and Advocacy.
Lamaze techniques include.
• Praccal exercises
• Variety of cavies
• Visual Aid
The stated goal of Lamaze is to increase a mother’s conﬁdence in her ability to give birth. These classes help pregnant women understand how to cope with pain in ways that both facilitate labor and promote comfort, including relaxation techniques, movement and massage.
Lamaze is popularly known for its rhythmic breathing techniques, which emphasize active concentration and promote relaxation. The rhythmic breathing patterns help women turn their attention away from their contractions.
What should I expect in a Lamaze course?
Expecting Parents are advised to begin a class near the start of their seventh month of pregnancy. It covers:
➦ Normal labor and birth (using videos of real births) and the early postpartum period.
➦ How to be active and informed participants during the birth.
➦ Focused breathing techniques for labor.
➦ Other relaxation techniques and natural strategies to help you work with labor pain, such as massage, walking, position changes, and hydrotherapy.
➦ Tips to help your partner encourage and support you during labor.
➦ The value of one-on-one professional support during labor.
➦ How to communicate with your healthcare team so your needs are met.
➦ Complications that could arise during labor and birth, and interventions that might be medically necessary.
➦ Epidurals and other options for managing pain with medication.
➦ Early interaction with your baby.
➦ Breast feeding.
Beneﬁts of Lamaze
➦ Management of pain without drug intervention gives the Lamaze method widespread appeal among parents who seek a natural childbirth experience.
➦ Lamaze helps build your conﬁdence in your body’s ability to give birth.
➦ You can discuss your fears about labor and birth with the instructor and other couples with the same concerns.
➦ Your partner will learn about childbirth and how to support you on the big day. You may ﬁnd that attending lamaze classes together will create a special bond.
➦ Lamaze supports evidence-based pregnancy, birth and parenting processes that are supported by research and experienced childbirth educators.
➦ Lamaze guides you as you navigate all of your options, and their beneﬁts and drawbacks.
➦ Lamaze seeks to empower you as you explore how your body was designed for birth, and encourages you to work with your body’s natural abilities.
➦ Lamaze provides strategies for comfort and coping with pain during labor, reducing unnecessary medical interventions, and receiving continuous support during labor and birth.
➦ Lamaze encourages bonding between you and your baby, with the importance of skin-to-skin contact and time to get to know your baby after birth.
➦ Your instructor will discuss pain relief options, including massage, relaxation, breathing techniques, and medicines.