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6 Healthy Birth Practices for Your Birth Plan

Updated: Mar 16, 2021

This month, we are exploring the foundation of the childbirth classes offered by Blossom Family Life Practice, the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices. These simple steps can make a huge difference for birthing families as they work to create a vision for the birth of their babies. And here is why:


1. They are based on research…

Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices are based upon research and evidence. This means that the scientific method was used to figure out what families can do to have the best possible experiences for birthing people and most healthful outcomes for babies.


2. They empower families…

I believe that knowledge is power! The 6 Healthy Birth Practices are easy to read, understand, and do. Families can use these practices to make informed decisions during late pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum to get the experiences they really want. Making informed decisions and being active players in the birthing process build families’ confidence in their abilities to give birth to and care for their babies.


3. They are effective…

For centuries, people have been giving birth and relying upon the simple ideas at the core of the 6 Healthy Birth Practices. They are normal and promote the best possible outcomes for birthing people and babies. The 6 Healthy Birth Practices work!


I want everyone to know about the 6 Healthy Birth Practices so that families can include them in their birth plans. Using these practices will help people experience birth as a normal and natural process. You can think of the 6 Healthy Birth Practices as your birth plan’s best friends.


Here is a snippet of the 6 Healthy Birth Practices infographic created by Lamaze International.


You can learn more about these practices and how to make the most of them by participating in an early pregnancy and/or childbirth class offered by Blossom Family Life Practice!


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