Childbirth preparation classes provide a space to get information, ask questions, learn skills and meet other expecting parents. The classes are intended to help the expecting couples explore all aspects of their own belief system and prepare them for a great birth experience. The childbirth educator's role is not just to teach them, but to be a friend, confidant, facilitator, coach, an agent of change, counselor or support person in this phase of life.
The classes are primarily for expecting mothers, partners and support person who will accompany the mother in her labour.
Two different formats of childbirth classes are offered to meet the diverse needs of families seeking information and meet their unique individual learning needs.
A childbirth preparation class offers.
Understanding and creating effective birth plans. Childbirth Preparation Series HypnoBirthing Embody Birth Class B.O.N.D Classes Parent Infant Pathways Class.
Trademark childbirth preparation program using hypnosis for change and deep relaxation from Marie Mongan shows how for most of their lives women have been inundated with the negative stories of other women's birth experiences. They have been conditioned to believe that excruciating pain is associated with birth; and because of this, women today hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth. This extreme fear causes their bodies to become tense, and that tension often prevents them from easily performing the normal, physiological function of birth.
This Maha Al-Musa trademark program helps women get in touch with their bodies and babies. In the age of technology, birth has become more intellectualised than before. The information, plans and studies give the feeling that birth is something that will happen to every woman. Embody Birth brings together the understanding and experience of the body, preparing women to give birth.
B.O.N.D classes give parents an opportunity to see pregnancy as a practice for parenting. With the latest research on prenatal psychology and complex human-utero experience, the classes encourage parents to explore themselves and their beliefs to help them become a parent. As the mother's environment practically shapes the baby's brain, the classes, divided in four sections, namely, Be-ing, Observing, Nurturing and Deciding, help the parents consciously co-create the baby's world and recreate themselves in the process. These classes can be done individually or in a group setting.
The complete series of Parent Infant Pathways is intended to educate parents with 3 sessions series on standalone topics
1. Transitioning from womb to world.
The babies undergo a lot of changes as they transition from the womb to the world. An understanding of this phenomenon helps parents offer support to their newborn.
2. Decoding the newborn needs.
Knowing the needs and abilities of the newborn helps parents interact with their baby in a holistic way. In the event of a birth being difficult or in need of an intervention, parents should know how to offer additional support for babies to re-organise themselves into their new world.
Breastfeeding is more than just food for a newly born. It is crucial for human development. Understanding this complex process and practical tips and tools, allow for parents to embark on a breastfeeding journey joyfully.
A 6 hour-program to understand the needs of the newborn, make parenting decisions and follow the development of the baby. It includes practical skills of tummy time, massage and its importance, understanding crying and calming the baby, etc.. each of these classes can be taken separately as well