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    The Lamaze Fundamentals for Birth

    • Birth is normal, natural, and healthy.
    • Women have an innate ability to give birth.
    • The experience of birth profoundly affects women and their families.
    • Women’s confidence and ability to give birth are either enhanced or diminished by the care provider and place of birth.
    • Women have a right to give birth free from routine medical intervention.
    • Birth can safely take place in homes, birth centers, and hospitals.
    • Childbirth education empowers women to make informed choices in health care and take responsibility for their health, and to trust their innate ability to give birth.

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