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Parents-to-be often have a variety of concerns about labor and delivery and parenting. Our childbirth education classes focus on the well-being and safety of the mother and baby.

Lamaze Classes

Parents-to-be often have concerns regarding pregnancy, labor and delivery, and parenting. The purpose of the Lamaze program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is to:

  • Enhance the well-being of expectant parents.
  • Increase involvement in the childbearing process.
  • Provide anticipatory guidance for parenting.
  • Introduce breathing/relaxation techniques and comfort measures/ coping strategies to improve the childbearing experience.
  • Provide anticipatory guidance to enhance the well-being and safety of the mother and baby.
  • Encourage bonding between the expectant mother, her partner, family and the newborn.
  • Provide options for the expectant mother/her coach in selecting their preferences for childbearing (a birthing plan).
  • Promote positive interaction and communication between the patient/family and the healthcare providers.
  • Encourage the development of parenting skills and provide support and guidance in the ongoing adjustment to the role of parenting.

Classes are only open to pre-natal patients currently registered and expected to deliver at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. There is no fee to participate. For further information, please call 718.334.4000.