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In Which Month of Pregnancy Should I Start Lamaze Classes?

Childbirth education is best taken late in the second trimester or early third trimester, sometime between your sixth and eighth months, so that the class is completed before you go into labor but while the information is still relatively fresh, says Dr. Codi Wiener, OB-GYN at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women in Houston. The type of Lamaze class may also determine the timing. “You may need to start at 28 weeks if you choose the hypno-birthing classes, but if you plan on attending a weekend seminar only, most people will do this around 32 to 34 weeks,” says Wiener.

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