Lamaze Childbirth Education Course Topics

I was putting together a general outline of my Lamaze Childbirth Education Course Topics for our certifying Doulas to turn in with their DONA paperwork and I decided to share the outline with you all.

Have you ever wondered what topics are covered in a comprehensive childbirth education course?  This is the list of topics I came up with this morning and I still feel like I’m missing some!

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Lamaze Childbirth Education Course Topics:

  • The normal, natural process of labor and birth, and health-care practices that support it 
  • The rights of childbearing woman
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Labor
  • Changes during late pregnancy and the stages of labor
  • The important role that pain plays in labor and a wide variety of coping strategies for managing it
  • The importance of labor support (Doula/Partner)
  • Partner’s role in labor, breastfeeding and postpartum care
  • Movement and positioning during labor and birth
  • Medical interventions and their indications, risks and alternatives
  • Cesarean awareness and how to plan for a gentle cesarean
  • How to communicate with your healthcare provider
  • Developing a birth plan
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn Care
  • Postpartum expectations and Self Care
  • Baby Blues & Postpartum Depression
  • Birth Control options and Natural Family Planning (Fertility Awareness)
  •  Car Seat Safety
  • Local resources to support you during and after pregnancy

Keep in mind that there are many sub-topics beneath these topics and the knowledge you’ll gain from a comprehensive childbirth education course is immense.  Consider a minimum 12 hour childbirth education course under an educator certified by a reputable agency when you are planning your birth.  Want to learn more about education and support options in Southern KY then come to our monthly Meet The Doulas or email for details.

Planning on joining a Lamaze 8 week course in 2016?  Be sure to make your purchase before Mother’s Day on May 8th to take advantage of our Push Present Promo as seen below.

Push Presents for Bowling Green, KY Expectant Moms on WBKO Lamaze Childbirth Education Course Topics

$140 in Push Presents FREE when you purchase a Lamaze course before May 8th 2016.

Push Presents for Bowling Green, Kentucky Expectant Moms on WBKO

Check out the video below of my appearance today on WBKO Midday Live with Laura Rogers.  We were a little rushed at the end of the show and didn’t get to talk as much as we’d like.   I had hoped to mention the Babywearers of Bowling Green when we talked baby carriers, but I was not able to.  Here is the link to their website and you can also find them on Facebook.

We also wanted to talk about the push present promotion.  This is what we are offering. Push Presents for Bowling Green, KY Expectant Moms on WBKO.

Purchase a spot in full for any 2016 8 week Lamaze Childbirth Education Course at The Spot by Mother’s Day (May 8th) and get a Mother’s Day Card redeemable for the following push presents ($140 value).

To Purchase a Postpartum Push Present Promotion Package email Mary at or call/text (270)303-1546.

The great news is that Laura was very kind to invite me back to talk more about Lamaze, Meet the Doulas and our Push Present Promotion.  Stay tuned for part 2!

Without further ado Push Presents for Bowling Green, KY Expectant Moms on WBKO:

Thank you for watching Push Presents for Bowling Green, KY Expectant Moms on WBKO.  Be sure to find me on Facebook, IG and Twitter using the Social Media links below.

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Mary Duke LCCE

Mary Duke LCCE – Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator – Birth Doula – Placenta Encapsulation Specialist – Network Manager – Community Leader – Farmwife – Mom