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Lamaze Webinars

Explore practices that contribute to safe and healthy experiences for moms and their babies, and interact with a seasoned childbirth educator—all from the comfort of your home or office! Lamaze Webinars are convenient and complimentary educational offerings that bring topic experts to an online forum, where you can see and hear their presentations and ask questions afterwards.

Visit our Online Education Portal to access recorded webinars. 


Upcoming Live Webinar

Bringing Nurse Labor Support Back to the Bedside: The Lamaze Evidence-Based Labor Support Workshop for Nurses

Wednesday February 27, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Labor and delivery nurses play an essential role in ensuring healthy, satisfying birth, and breastfeeding initiation. The Lamaze Evidence-Based Labor Support for Nurses Workshop educates labor and delivery nurses to create the bridge between knowledge and practice!

Join presenters Gladys Ellett, Jessica Deeb, and Maria Brooks for a free webinar to learn how to use this valuable workshop in your hospital to make a positive impact on birth experiences and health outcomes. Participants will receive an in-depth overview and preview of the workshop content and presenter materials, plus the opportunity to engage in Q&A with workshop presenters.


The First 1,000 Days: Advocate and Engage

Wednesday May 1, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern

The First 1,000 Days is an umbrella term used by government, philanthropy and organizations to document the critical window of brain development, lifelong health and relationships that occur within the first 1,000 days (conception to age 2). The First 1,000 Days is posited by politicians and public media outlets moving health, early learning and community development out of silos into integrated sustainable, systems with an emphasis on equity. Thus, it is imperative to position Lamaze educators to partner with public health programs, early childhood initiatives and community health priorities that bridge together Lamaze's unique role in the first 1,000 days.

Come learn about federal, state and local ways to scale up Lamaze in your region and craft partnerships for capacity building. Lamaze educators have a unique and essential role in the first 1,000 days, including capacity building for more multilingual childbirth educators and economists and scaling up the care practices for a safe and healthy birth. If Lamaze is left out of the first 1,000 days dialogue and funding, we lose the opportunity to partner with expectant parents and policy makers during this critical window of time.

Jill Wodnick Headshot.jpgPresenter: Jill Wodnick, M.A., LCCE, is a national speaker and facilitates Lamaze prenatal workshops for expectant parents at Montclair State University. Jill continues to be invited to give testimony on maternal health to NJ Senate hearings and committee meetings and to write op/eds for regional media outlets on maternal health, weaving in the critical role of respectful, family-centered maternity care. Prior to MSU, Jill led a Community Doula Program in Hudson County, NJ and was the Expert Doula for Pregnancy Magazine. She has been part of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women's Global Prenatal Initiative as well as on local and statewide programs for improving maternity care, eliminating racial disparities and the intersection of early childhood well-being through birth. Jill can be found at @JillGW #SpeakingofBirth or

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