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What is Lamaze Breathing?

Lamaze breathing is a breathing technique based on the idea that controlled breathing can enhance relaxation and decrease the perception of pain. Some of the important techniques for controlled breathing include:

  • Slow, deep breathing.
  • Maintaining a rhythm
  • Breathing through your mouth or nose
  • Keeping your eyes open or closed focusing on one simple physical item, such as a photograph or your partner.

In CMC, we promise you comfort and relaxation. We will teach you to enjoy your pregnancy and learn how to relax during all stages of labor.

Some tips for Lamaze Breathing:

  1. Develop several breathing patterns that work well for you.
  2. Practice your Lamaze breathing throughout your pregnancy.
  3. Concentrate on your breathing. This distracts your mind from the pain.
  4. Focus on something with your eyes open or closed. This helps you maintain a rhythm while you breathe.

There are many benefits to using Lamaze techniques during labor. For one, breathing is something everyone can do. It’s easy enough for anyone and very effective. To learn more about these natural childbirth breathing patterns, join our childbirth education classes or consult our obstetrical nurse.

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