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The empowerment of education is so necessary for our childbearing families!

Helping the family to define themselves as competent members of their healthcare team has long term parenting benefits.

A comprehensive prenatal education program is one of the most dynamic resources for building strong families that invest in making conscious health care choices for themselves and their children.

Make a difference!

Take the next step in your career: become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE). You'll achieve the highest standard in childbirth education, recognized as a trusted, highly qualified educator by colleagues and parents alike.

LCCE certification is internationally recognized as the most respected certification in the field.  Earning it proves that you have demonstrated a specialized level of skill and knowledge.

Lamaze will provide you with support for building your business, maintaining your credentials with ongoing education, as well providing you with access to a community of educators that share ideas and provide support


The Lamaze Childbirth Educator Competencies:

~Competency 1~

 Promotes the childbearing experience as a normal, natural, and healthy process which profoundly affects women and their families.

~Competency 2~

Assists women and their families to discover and to use strategies to facilitate normal, natural, and healthy pregnancy, birth, breast-feeding, and early parenting.

~Competency 3~

 Helps women and their families to understand how complications and interventions influence the normal course of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early postpartum.

~Competency 4~

Provides information and support that encourages attachment between babies and their families. 

~Competency 5~

 Assists women and their families to make informed decisions for childbearing.

~Competency 6~

Acts as an advocate to promote, support, and protect natural, safe and healthy birth.

~Competency 7~

Designs, teaches, and evaluates a course in Lamaze preparation that increases a woman’s confidence and ability to give birth.


Lamaze International has awarded 24 hours of CNE credit for successful completion of this activity.

This activity has been accepted by ICEA for 24 contact hours.

Lamaze International is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Activity 0289-03.

Lamaze international is also a provider approved by the California Bard of Registered Nursing. 

Provider number 15932.