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Lamaze Evidence Based Labor Support Skills Workshop

Purpose: The purpose of this activity is to increase participant skills in the provision of evidence-based labor support to promote a natural, safe and healthy birth.

Target Audience: This workshop will benefit staff nurses, midwives, and other health care providers who care for childbearing women.


  • Analyze the nurse’s impact on maternal and neonatal outcomes and on maternal satisfaction
  • Describe the role of the nurse in promoting normal, physiologic labor and birth
  • Evaluate intra-partum practices according to standards of evidence-based care
  • List components of a safe and supportive birth environment
  • Practice a wide variety of non-pharmacologic labor support techniques which both enhance labor progress and decrease pain
  • Adopt evidence-based strategies for supporting a laboring woman during second stage
  • Describe effective practices to promote first attachment and exclusive breast milk feeding.
  • Identify strategies to overcome barriers to change

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Requirements for successful completion:

A total of 7 contact hours may be earned as CNE credit for attending the entire workshop and completing a participant feedback form.

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

Participants may also earn 7 Lamaze contact hours upon completion of this activity and the participant feedback form. Partial credit is not available.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15932 for 8.4 contact hours.

This program is recognized by ICEA for 7.0 contact hours.

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