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Lamaze

What is Lamaze?

Lamaze is a method of childbirth preparation that aims to increase a women's confidence in her ability to give birth. Women and their significant other are taught various simple coping strategies, of which breathing is one of them. The class also explains the normal birthing process and provides information and tools to help relieve your anxiety and help you make informed decisions.

How can you learn this technique? 

Heywood Hospital offers a Lamaze course every month. Classes meet one evening a week for 6 weeks and are held in the OBS conference room. You may register for these classes through your physician's office or by calling the LaChance Maternity Center at (978) 630­-6216.