A woman’s physical, mental and emotional health can greatly impact her pregnancy and birth process. Maintaining or improving health can have a significant impact on both mother and baby. With a proper health plan in place, you may be able to avoid potential complications and interventions throughout your pregnancy. This unit also focuses on the importance of connecting with your baby throughout your pregnancy, and becoming in tune with your body.
Week Two: Thoughtful Decision, Birth Choices & Goals
Making thoughtful decisions can help parents feel empowered, ensure their wishes and goals are respected and bring them a sense of peace and satisfaction with the birth experience. This unit is devoted to educating parents on ways they can be involved in the decision-making process and work with their care providers to achieve the birth they desire.
Week Three: Labour & Birth Education
Understanding the birth process and the normal variations that can occur during labour and birth, will help ease any fears or anxiety parents may harbour and will encourage a positive experience. Our theory is that by educating mothers to be aware of the normal hormonal and physical changes taking place in her body, she will be empowered to work with her body in bringing forth her baby.
Week Four: Comfort Measures
Labour is often in intense and lengthy process that without the proper understanding, support, and comfort tools, can easily overwhelm a woman. There are many natural ways to find comfort, which we will explore in this unit. A woman who has identified and practiced her most useful comfort tools will likely have a far easier time utilizing and benefiting from them during her labour.
Week Five: Postpartum Healing & Newborn Wellness
Every mother deserves support, respect and understanding during the postpartum period. This week, we will provide a thorough understanding of what to expect and will focus on preparing parents for any challenges they may face. Taking steps to be prepared ahead of time can help prevent a new mother from becoming overly tired, poorly nourished or emotionally drained.
Week Six: The Wonders of Breastfeeding
Although breastfeeding is an instinctive act for babies, it does not always come easily. Sometimes challenges during the labour or birth become a barrier. Other times, social stigma or lack of support may prevent mamas from breastfeeding. In this unit we will educate you about the tremendous health benefits for mom and baby, and provide you with every tool and resource you will need to ensure the success of your breastfeeding relationship.