3rd Trimester 28th - 40th week

This Program is for Pregnant Couples in the third Trimester of Pregnancy, that is 28th to 40th week of Pregnancy. 

The third trimester of pregnancy can be physically and emotionally challenging. This is the time to Prepare for the Final day of Childbirth and Update your Manual of Parenthood before the baby arrives. 

This Program includes : Preparation for Labor and Childbirth in the lines of Fitness, Nutrition and Education. Preparation for the 4th Trimester. 

What is Lamaze?

The Lamaze Technique, or simple Lamaze, is a prepared childbirth technique designed to instill confidence in the woman’s ability to give birth. Lamaze Courses do not support or discourage the use of medicines or routine medical interventions during labor and birth. Instead, they inform moms-to-be the facts needed to make informed decisions and by teaching them techniques to help alleviate pain. The Lamaze philosophy toward childbirth starts with the idea that women are the experts when it comes to their own bodies. The classes not only provide coping skills for dealing with contractions but an overview of what to expect during labor, tips for a healthy pregnancy and pointers on postpartum care.

In Present Day’s Lamaze classes, women still  learn what to expect during labor, but also how to communicate with their doctors about what feels right to them. The classes teach women how to cope with contractions by walking, rocking, changing positions, getting a massage, hydrotherapy, slow dancing, and use of birth balls. Finding a breathing pattern is just one strategy women learn to maintain focus during contractions.

Lamaze classes are no longer focused on having a completely natural childbirth without medical intervention. Rather they focus on a woman being able to communicate her wishes and the degree to which she wants medical intervention if there are no extenuating circumstances. Even if you plan to take pain medication or have a scheduled C-section, the classes can still offer valuable information to help an expectant mother understand her options and approach labor more confidently.

Benefits of LBB Lamaze Childbirth Education Series

  • Calm your fears and prepare for birth – fear of the unknown and how your labor will unfold is one of the most common fears we see in Pregnant women. In fact, it's one of the things we try to address to help ease any tension you and your labor partner might be feeling.
  • Opportunity to ask questions - it's no secret moms-to-be and the birth partner often have a variety of questions and concerns about childbirth. Childbirth classes are a great resource for you to ask questions freely and get accurate information.
  • Knowledge of options and choices – we believe in freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives and want to set every mom up for a successful birth. The common goal of all of our birthing classes is to provide you with the confidence you need to give birth and to make informed choices during your birth process.
  • Bond with your labor partner – Childbirth classes not only prepares couples for birthing and parenting but also promotes well-being and increased intimacy in couples. This is a great way to spend time with your labor partner while learning about the birth experience.
  • Pain Management with breathing and relaxation techniques – above all, childbirth classes will emphasize the role of the support person and comfort measures for birth. We want to make sure mom and her labor partner have all the tools they need to birth with or alternative comfort measures without medication.

The beauty of Lamaze is that it does not involve the use of drugs or medication to relieve the pain of childbirth. It is a holistic approach that can be a fun, engaging experience for both parents.


Your partner will learn essential information about labor support to help support you during labor. Lamaze classes teach partners how to support moms -- and themselves -- during labor without pressuring them to “coach.”

Lamaze promotes normal birth, but classes are definitely not anti-epidural or intervention. You’ll learn about benefits, risks and alternatives to medication and intervention so that you can make informed decisions when you’re in labor. Bottom line -- you’ll learn the latest, evidence-based information to help feel empowered to make the choices that are best for you.

For a long time, Lamaze classes were synonymous with breathing. So much so that they affectionately became known as the “huffing and puffing” classes. Lamaze today is not the Lamaze from your mother’s generation. While breathing is still acknowledged to be a valuable relaxation tool in labour, we don’t only teach “methods” or “techniques” for breathing in labour. Instead, women are now taught a wide variety of comfort measures and relaxation techniques that can be extremely helpful in labour.

The following topics are all covered in our Lamaze courses:

  • The basic anatomy and physiology of pregnancy.
  • Ergonomic Care During Pregnancy.
  • Stages and phases of labour
  • What to take to the hospital
  • How to tell if you are in labour and when to go to the hospital
  • Comfort measures for the physical discomforts of late pregnancy
  • Physical changes in your body during the 3rd trimester
  • The role of hormones in labour and postpartum
  • Comfort measures such as breathing, use of heat and cold, hydrotherapy, massage, counter-pressure and positioning in labour. Beneficial positions for labor and birth.
  • The role of pain in labour and how to work with it
  • Communication skills to help you work most effectively with your health care providers
  • Common hospital procedures and interventions
  • Caesarean birth
  • The importance of continuous emotional and physical support
  • Relaxation and visualization techniques
  • The postpartum period for mother, her partner and baby
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn care
  • Support and resources for new mothers in India.

Definitely! Lamaze courses recognise the importance of covering pregnancy, birth and early parenting and so these areas are all covered in a Lamaze course. We cover newborn care, a comprehensive overview of breastfeeding, what to expect in the first days, weeks and even months of your baby’s life, baby blues and postpartum depression (mothers and fathers). We will also look at the change in personal identity for mum, and possible changes in the relationship between couples, families and friends.

We recommend taking a course when you are in your second trimester (18 weeks +). That way, the information you learn in the course will be fresh in your mind when you go into labour and you and your partner will be able to use the skills you learned and put them into practice! However, for your comfort we also recommend that you finish the course no later than around 36 weeks. Once you attend classes, own the choices you make. Trusting your instincts during labor is great preparation for parenting!

First of all, there are good hospital classes out there, but hospital classes tend to be very large, impersonal, and often based off outdated evidence. Hospital classes also tend to focus on the logistics of giving birth in that particular hospital and generally have a very medical approach to labour and birth with minimal (if any) time set aside for practical skills such as relaxation, comfort measures and very importantly, questions.

Our classes are small and intimate (never more than 8 couples) and this allows for a lot of flexibility in the course material. You can be assured that all the information in a Lamaze course is based on the best, and most recent evidence-based research and that couples will learn everything they need to know in order to make the best, informed decisions about the labour and their baby’s birth.

The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practice 3 is; “Bring a loved one, friend or doula for continuous support” so the answer is a definite yes!, if that person is planning to support you in labour then you are more than welcome to have them attend the class with you. I’m a single mum-to-be. Can I still attend the course even if I don’t have a partner? Single mothers-to-be are welcome to come to our course. We suggest you bring along a friend (or your doula) as you’ll want to have someone who can learn massage and comfort techniques to help you during labour. So, choose someone who will be there to support you during your birth and bring them along.

The Blissful Birthing Lamaze Childbirth Series consists of 3 sessions or programs, which can be attended individually or in a series, in a group or one to one.

various programs which are a part of the Series are

  • Pregnomics & The Road to Birth Program (taken in the second trimester)
  • The Labor of Love & All The Intervention at Birth Program.
  • The 4th Trimester Program.

If you have any more queries, you can mail me on littlebeyondbirth@gmail.com or message me on 9920357437

Follow me on

Thank You

Dr. Riddhi Chandarana Kataria (BPTh; LCCE; IBCLC; MSG(BPNI)) Physiotherapist, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant, Mother Support Group Counsellor

Founder of Little Beyond Birth...from Carrying to Caring!