Introducing: Birth Partner Classes

by Réka Morvay on October 29, 2012

2 4-hour childbirth classes specifically for couples: mothers-to-be and their husbands, boyfriends, partners, labor coaches, friends, sisters, mothers who want to accompany them through labor.

These are interactive classes with lots of activities and hands-on demonstration of labor techniques. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring snacks to share! Also, if possible, bring 2 large pillows.

The classes will cover practical information specific to expecting a baby in Hungary, general information about pregnancy, birth, babies as well as various labor techniques gleaned from Bradley, Lamaze, Hypnobirthing and other methods for coping with natural childbirth.

Class 1 topics:

Prenatal care options in Hungary. Where can you have your baby and how to select which option is right for you. Who are the professionals involved in providing care. What do you need for the arrival of your baby. Symptoms and comfort measures for the last months of pregnancy. Prenatal tests and what they mean for you. The importance of touch. Relaxation, massage, guided imagery exercises. Overview of comfort measures and pain relief options in labor. Normal newborn behavior and needs, breastfeeding basics. Realities of the immediate postpartum period.

Class 2 topics:

How does labor start. When to head to the hospital or call your midwife. What happens in labor. How to use the body’s resources to manage pain. Making educated decisions about medical procedures. Relaxation, massage, guided imagery exercises. Detailed discussion of comfort measures and pain relief options in labor. Specific comfort measures a partner can offer in each stage of labor. Suggested labor positions, pushing positions. What does each stage feel like. What are the most common indications for a c-section, and what happens during one. Labor variations.

Times:

Class 1 on Saturday, November 10th from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Class 2 on Saturday, November 24th from 9 am to 1 pm.

Location: Életkör, 1126 Hertelendy u. 1/b. 1st floor #14.

Cost: HUF 10 000 / couple / class.

Register: Space is limited to 4 couples. Sign up by emailing Réka at reka@budapest-moms.com

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