Pregnant Pause © Packages
Option 1. ‘De-Stress Your Pregnancy’
Having a baby can stir up unexpected feelings that are very much heightened during pregnancy and the first few weeks after birth. Although an essential part of the process of becoming a parent these feelings can sometimes be overwhelming. Having a space to think helps to reduce levels of stress brought on by such overwhelming feelings. The calmer you feel the better it is for your baby's development.
During the sessions you will not only be able to explore your worries and get them into perspective, but also learn how to keep you and your baby calm. Most antenatal approaches focus on the practical and educational - all very important, however, they do not often address the emotional impact of having a baby. This is suitable for all expectant mothers.
Is especially helpful for you if you have prenatal anxiety or depression. Also good for you if you have had previous pregnancy difficulties that you worry may happen again, such as, post natal illness including anxiety and depression, previous difficult birth experience or pregnancy loss.
Are You Feeling?
Then this is for you. At anytime during pregnancy, one 90 minute session to explore and plan a way forward. Followed by, between 5 - 10 Skype or clinic sessions. The final session takes place after your baby is born.
This programme sets you off on a good start to build a sensitive relationship with your baby that will last.
Why might these sessions be helpful?
Since the quality of relationships is at the root of all future wellbeing, and bonding begins during pregnancy, this is a programme that supports bonding to your individual child.
It is also an approach that helps to reduce stress during pregnancy. This is important as we now know that stress in pregnancy is transmitted across the placenta in the form of the stress hormone cortisol, which then programmes the developing baby to be more reactive to stress in life. So, reducing stress in pregnancy and the postnatal period has positive developmental outcomes for your baby.
Testimonials from mothers I have worked with confirms that they are better able to manage the anxieties and challenges of motherhood after the birth of their baby, as well as, greater emotional resourcefulness in caring for their newborn.
Option 2: Preparing for Baby - an antenatal course with a difference
For all parents-to-be who are interested in the fascinating scientific stuff we know now about newborn babies' abilities to be socially connected and ready to communicate from birth. To become skilled in a craft takes 11,000 hours. Becoming skilled in the Craft of Parenting takes time and practice too. These fun and informative 2 hour workshops or online course will get you ahead in this process and help you tune into your baby from birth. Most antenatal approaches focus on the practical and educational - all very important, however, they do not often address the emotional impact of having a baby.
The focus of this antenatal course with a difference, is on emotional and relationship development.
You can take one or both of these in any order:
Your Connected Baby
Teaches you about how your baby is socially connected and ready to communicate from birth.
Your Baby’s Brain Development
Teaches you about the development of your baby’s brain from womb to age two years old and what you can do to support your baby’s emotional development.
Develop your intuitive parenting!
How Can This Help You?
These workshops will help you ‘Grow a Parent Brain’. By completing this course you will be able to understand what your baby is telling you; help you tune into your baby; support bonding with your baby; help you and your baby to keep calm which is good for you and for your baby’s brain development; feel more confident in caring for your baby and developing your intuitive parenting ability.