Every woman and every pregnancy is unique. The best birth preparation course you can choose is the one accustomed to your needs and wishes. Together we will prepare you for birth so that your body, mind and spirit can be as ready as possible for this incredible event in life.
YOUR birth preparation is an individual birth preparation course. Through conversation and physical exercises we prepare you physically and mentally for your birth. Two of the sessions can be with your partner, where I introduce you to pain relief techniques and how your partner can support you throughout the birth process. The birth preparation will take place in your own home. Even if you are going to give birth in a hospital, the hospital encourages you to stay in your own home until your labor contractions are regular and have a certain length. For first-time mothers, the first part of the birth (the latent phase) can take a long time and therefore it makes very good sense to prepare in the home where this first part of the birth will take place. I provide you with audio files with exercises for visualization, breathing and relaxation.
I recommend that you start training your deep breathing techniques, visualization and relaxation of mind and body for minimum 10-30 minutes daily from the day you start your birth preparation (around when you are 27-32 weeks pregnant).
Session 1: YOU
Who are you as a human being and as a woman? How do you imagine your birth? Do you have worries about birth? In this first module, we will develop a plan for how we can best prepare you for the birth based on the person you are.
Session 2: The birth A-Z (with partner)
Information about the stages of birth. What can you expect from a birth process and how do you handle challenges along the way? I go through the stages of childbirth and inform you about various forms of medical and alternative pain relief. Based on your thoughts and concerns, we talk about how you can best prepare for the birth. We also talk about breastfeeding and the first days with baby, as well as the transition of becoming a family.
Session 3: Ready for birth (with partner)
Based on our conversation in session 1, we practice birth preparatory exercises which are adapted to your individual needs and accustomed to your specific body and personality. We practice birth positions, movement, visualization techniques and relaxation with focus on breathing. You learn to listen to your body and your intuition and get tools for pain management so you can achieve confidence, inner balance and peace of mind and get ready for birth. Your birth partner gets tools and inspiration to how he/she can support you during the birth.