Lamaze Classes Research Paper

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Lamaze classes aim to boost a woman’s confidence in her ability to give birth naturally. The philosophy behind this type of childbirth is that women possess an inherent right to give birth free from routine medical interventions. However, Lamaze also educates women so that when medical interventions are required and/or pain relief medication is preferred, women are able to provide true & conscious consent. Some of the most common things covered in a Lamaze class are: • Natural & healthy labor and delivery (with the help videos of real births) • How to be active and educated partakers in the birthing process • Focused breathing practices for labor and other relaxation techniques like walking, massage, position changes, and hydrotherapy • Problems

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