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JPE 20.2: Lamaze Breathing: What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know

JPE 20.2: Lamaze Breathing: What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know

JPE 20.2: Lamaze Breathing: What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know

Judith A. Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE
Judith A. Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE
on behalf of Lamaze International

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Launch date: 24 May 2019
Expiry Date: 24 May 2022

Last updated: 29 May 2019

Reference: 194275

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Description

Lamaze breathing historically is considered the hallmark of Lamaze preparation for childbirth. This column discusses breathing in the larger context of contemporary Lamaze. Controlled breathing enhances relaxation and decreases perception of pain. It is one of many comfort strategies taught in Lamaze classes. In restricted birthing environments, breathing may be the only nonpharmacological comfort strategy available to women. Conscious breathing and relaxation, especially in combination with a wide variety of comfort strategies, can help women avoid unnecessary medical intervention and have a safe, healthy birth.

Participants may earn 1.0 Lamaze Contact Hour.

Objectives

Trace the historical introduction of conscious breathing to the labor and birth process
Describe the physiological basis for conscious/mindful breathing
Identify one major advantage associated with focused breathing during labor
List multiple factors that have made conscious breathing relevant to laboring women today
Judith A. Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE

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Judith A. Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE
on behalf of Lamaze International

JUDITH A. LOTHIAN is a childbirth educator in Brooklyn, New York, chair of the Lamaze International Certification Council, and the associate editor of The Journal of Perinatal Education. She is also an associate professor in the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

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Educational Planner: Debra McAllister, RN, LCCE

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