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Membership Benefits

Get connected with fellow parent advocates in the industry and take advantage of exclusive networking opportunities. Help contribute to the Lamaze mission to promote & support safe and healthy birth through education and advocacy.

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Please note: Regular membership includes all benefits listed below.  Student and Birth Advocate memberships include all benefits listed below, except a post mail copy of The Journal of Perinatal Education.

Stay Informed

  • The Journal of Perinatal Education, a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication.
  • Inside Childbirth Education, the Lamaze monthly newsletter
  • Science and Sensibility, an online evidence-based research blog.

Career Resources

  • Provide your parents with relevant Resources available in The Members Only Section of the Lamaze Web site.
  • Boost your credibility by taking advantage of the member-licensing program and using the Lamaze Member mark on your marketing materials.
  • Take your business to the next level with professional services to market your childbirth education services, including a licensing program, marketing materials, a toll-free referral service and Web site locator service for Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators.
  • Access to the Online Lamaze Career Center, for job seekers and employers alike, is an elctronic recruitment resource for our industry.

Continuing Education

  • Earn contact hours through professional development programs.
  • Attend live webinars for free and receive contact hours at a discounted member rate.
  • Benefit from tailored pathways and one-on-one guidance to becoming Lamaze certified.
  • Enjoy discounted registration fees for the Lamaze International Annual Conference and a wide variety of specialty workshops where you can also earn contact hours. (Please note: prices & discounts may vary)

Members-Only Access

  • Lamaze International Membership Directory
  • The Cochrane Library - gain access to the Cochrane Library, a collection of databases containing independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.
  • Birth magazine subscriptions offered at a 50% discounted rate by Blackwell Publishing (Print and online applications available from the 'members only' page)
  • Marketing materials, including the Lamaze brochure, teaching tips etc... 

Member Discounts

  • Receive discounts at the Lamaze International Online Education Store on Homestudies, the Exam Prep Course, the CBE Observation DVD, and more!
  • Certification Program Study Material fees are reduced by up to 50% for all current members.
  • Certification Exam Application fee is reduced for all current members.
  • Choices in Childbirth (CIC) national, searchable database of mother-friendly providers.
  • Fed Ex/Kinko's Discount: Discounts for Lamaze Members include printing costs as well as supplies.

Your savings from these programs alone will exceed your membership dues!

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    • Member Directory
    • Network at the Annual Conference
    • Participate on a Lamaze Committee or the Board of Directors