Lamaze Course

LAMAZE: A course designed for expecting mothers and their partners

Lamaze is the oldest and most popular technique of childbirth preparation through education,exercise and knowledge sharing, this childbirth education empowers women to make informed choices in health care, to assume responsibility for their health and to trust their inner wisdom.

Lamaze has become a popular way to get information about pregnancy, birth, and parenting through Lamaze International.

The stated goal of Lamaze is to increase a mother’s confidence in her ability to give birth, through the presentation of classes that help pregnant women understand how to cope with pain in ways that both facilitate labor and promote comfort, including relaxation techniques, movement and massage.

What to expect in a Lamaze course?

  • 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
  • Breastfeeding
  • Also, it covers important topics relating to pre and post pregnancy.

CURRICULUM

Our Lamaze course is divided into three levels

Level 1

PRECONCEPTION AND EARLY STAGE (Runs for 6weeks, every Tuesdays for 2 – 3hours)

  1. The history and philosophy of childbirth education
  2. Male and Female reproductive systems (Anatomy and Physiology)
  3. Sexuality during childbearing age
  4. Normal physiological patterns of pregnancy, labor and birth
  5. Emotional changes of the Father at each stages of pregnancy and post-partum
  6. Impact of pregnancy and parenthood on couple’s relationship/ Family development

EXERCISES ARE TAUGHT IN EACH CLASS

 

Level 2

MID-PREGNANCY TO LATE PREGNANCY (Runs for 6weeks, every Thursdays for 2 – 3hours)

  1. Fetal development and newborn characteristics
  2. Perinatal screening and diagnostic procedures
  3. Common abnormal or unexpected variations on the usual pattern of pregnancy
  4. Resources of dealing with unexpected outcome
  5. Benefit of Labor support
  6. Body awareness and condition for pregnancy

BREATHING AND PHYSICAL EXERCISES ARE INCORPORATED IN EACH CLASS

 

Level 3

LABOR, DELIVERY AND EARLY PARENTING (Runs for 6weeks, every Saturdays for 2 – 3hours)

  1. Common medical interventions and procedures during labor and birthing process
  2. Body awareness and conditioning exercise for birth and postpartum
  3. Coping methods for labor
  4. What to expect during delivery and unexpected processes
  5. Maternal and infant nutrition
  6. Parent – Infant bonding

BREATHING AND PHYSICAL EXERCISES ARE INCORPORATED IN EACH CLASS

Total Duration: 4 – 5 months

Cost: 100,000NGN for all 3 levels (complete)

50,000NGN for a single level (complete)

10,000NGN for a single class

Award/Certification: All candidates that complete all 3 levels would be awarded a Certification of Completion.

This can also be used in training and educating other expecting mothers.