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NMSU to hold free Lamaze classes this summer

The New Mexico State University School of Nursing will offer Lamaze childbirth preparation classes for free to pregnant women in their sixth to eighth month of pregnancy.

NMSU nursing faculty and students are teaching the educational classes to women. To register, call college assistant professor Martha Morales at 575-646-8089 or email at moralest@nmsu.edu during the 16th to 24th week of pregnancy as classes fill quickly.

The six-week course will start in mid-May in the College of Health and Social Services building. Pregnant women must be 24 to 32 weeks pregnant by the first class. The course will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday from May 18 to June 29.

“Lamaze classes provide the avenue for moms and their support persons to advocate for their individual needs as they labor and have their baby,” Morales said. “One of the philosophies of Lamaze is to allow labor to start on its own and to provide the laboring women a support person(s) who will be there for her and guide her through the techniques, which facilitate the process of birthing.”

A support person is welcome to attend with the mothers. Free parking is available off Jordan Street. For more information on Lamaze childbirth education classes, visit www.lamaze.org.