Professional Resources for Educators
To help childbirth educators market their classes while spreading the Lamaze message, Lamaze offers a variety of free tools and tips. You can use these tools to learn more about marketing best practices and to help you get started with creating your own marketing strategy. (Members log in required to access marketing tools.)
Inside Lamaze Newsletter
Find up-to-date events, opportunities to earn Lamaze Contact Hours, new resources, and important information for childbirth educators with the Inside Lamaze Newsletter.
Journal of Perinatal Education
The Journal of Perinatal Education (JPE) is the leading peer-reviewed journal specifically for childbirth educators. Through evidence-based articles, the JPE advances the knowledge of aspiring and seasoned educators in any setting—independent or private practice, community, hospital, nursing or midwifery school—and informs educators and other health-care professionals on research that will improve their practice and their efforts to support natural, safe, and healthy birth.
The Lamaze Childbirth Education Research Initiative was developed in 2017 to facilitate research into childbirth education that investigates:
- Evaluation of childbirth education accessibility, effectiveness, acceptability, return on investment and quality
- Best practices for delivering and receiving childbirth education
- Parent knowledge of evidence-based birth and breastfeeding practices
The Lamaze Toolkit for Childbirth Educators
The Lamaze Toolkit for Childbirth Educators is a curriculum guide developed specifically for Lamaze educators to enhance their own course design and teaching skills. The Lamaze Toolkit covers the Lamaze fundamentals for pregnancy, birth and parenting as well as the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices.
To help childbirth educators market their classes while spreading the Lamaze message, Lamaze offers a variety of free tools and tips, including a social media guide, PSA kit, and business toolkit.