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8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
daily starting Tuesday, April 9

Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar
Deena H. Blumenfeld, ERYT, RPYT, LCCE, FACCE

This three-day, pre-conference seminar takes place Tuesday, April 9 through Thursday, April 11 and is an optional add-on and is not included in LamazeLIVE! registration. Register through Shining Light Prenatal Education.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Presenter Training: Evidence-Based Labor Support for Nurses
Gladys Vallespir Ellett, MA, RN, IBCLC, LCCE

This training is an optional add-on and is not included in LamazeLIVE! registration.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Item Writing Tutorial
Judith A. Lothian, PhD, RN, FAAN, LCCE, FACCE and Wendy C. Budin, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, LCCE, FACCE
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Opening Keynote

Finding the Path: What Have We Learned?
Kathy McGrath, MSW, LSW, CD (DONA), FACCE

7:00 p.m.

Dine Arounds

Sign-ups will be available at the registration desk and the cost is not included in LamazeLIVE! registration.

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Morning Jump Start: Prenatal Yoga
Deena H. Blumenfeld, ERYT, RPYT, LCCE, FACCE
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Networking
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Parental Responsiveness in Infancy: Building Blocks to Child Success
Catherine Tamis-Lomanda

10:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Learning Zones

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch Symposium

Product Gallery Open

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Lamaze Speaks

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Mainstage Presentation

#thestruggleisreal: How to Build Understanding and Empathy with Millennial Families
Amber McCann, IBCLC

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Renew & Recharge in the Product Gallery
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lamaze Speaks

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Preparing for the Unexpected: How Education Can Improve Preeclampsia Outcomes
Eleni Z. Tsigas

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Connections Party: Andy Warhol Theme

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Morning Jump Start

African Dance
Ngozi D. Tibbs, MPH, IBCLC, LCCE

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Product Gallery
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Environmental Exposures and Health Risks: What You Need to Know
Barbara Sattler

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Mainstage Presentation

Sister to Sister: Building On a Movement to Support Black Maternal and Infant Health
Khalilah Williams and Jada Shirriel, MS, CLC

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.

Inside Lamaze, LIVE!
(Lamaze members only)

11:15 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Lunch & Learn Panel Discussion: Lamaze Evidence-Based Labor Support Workshop
Meghan Bardwell, LCCE; Maria Brooks, BSN, RNC-OB, LCCE, FACCE; Jessica Deeb, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, LCCE; and Gladys Ellett, MA, RN, IBCLC, LCCE

12:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Learning Zones

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mainstage Presentation

Transformed by Birth: Preparing Parents for the Life-Changing Experience of New Parenthood
Britta Bushnell, PhD

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Research Update
Debby Amis, RN, LCCE, FACCE

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. LamazeLIVE! Closing
Liz M. Demaere, RN, BN, LCCE
President, Lamaze International


Schedule is subject to change.


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Continuing Education Credit

15.5 Lamaze Contact Hour(s) may be earned upon successful completion.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15932 for 18.6 contact hour(s).

Participants must attend the entire conference to earn contact hours. Partial credit is not awarded.

Please note that if you attend a morning jump start, you will be awarded an additional contact hour for each you attend.

Conflict of Interest: Lamaze International is currently reviewing any potential conflict of interests which will be reported here.