Pregnancy Education Workshop

Pregnancy Education Week will be running in 2014 from the 15th February until the 23rd February.

The aim of Pregnancy Education week is to educate the public as to the importance of childbirth education classes and to grow the number of pregnant couples attending classes. Helping pregnant couples truly make informed decisions about their pregnancy, birth and parenting experiences.

Teresa Haywood of Port Elizabeth will be running a workshop aimed at all pregnant couples to help to prepare them for this exciting event.  To celebrate Pregnancy education week there will be amazing lucky draws and goodie bags

BRINGING BABY HOME AND ADJUSTING TO PARENTHOOD WORKSHOP

Expectant parents spend months preparing for the arrival of their new baby, and by the time they bring their new addition home, they’ve taken antenatal classes and read a library’s worth of books to prepare them for the birth, but what about after the birth.

With all this preparation, the reality of caring for a baby can be overwhelming, and when your household grows from two to three, your relationship with your partner is bound to change.

The best way to deal with these changes is to be ready for them.

Bringing baby home is a workshop that focuses on helping moms/couples. It is to help equip moms/couples with the knowledge and skills to cope constructively with the changes brought about by the birth of a baby.  It is best suited for pregnant moms/couples in their second or third trimester of pregnancy.

The following topics will be covered:

*   And baby makes 3 –adjusting to parenthood

*   Getting used to being a mom and dad

*   Breastfeeding

*   Preparing for baby’s arrival & coming home with baby

*   Night time parenting: – feeding

– handling sleep deprivation

– sleep states

*  Coping with a crying baby

*  Learning to step back while dad sees to the baby

*  Emotions – postnatal depression and blues

*  Difference between the expectations and reality of parenting

*  Postnatal support

Having a baby is certainly life altering and has the potential to bring incredible joy, so attend this workshop so we can help make this reality.

The workshop will be held on the 22 February in Port Elizabeth from 9:00 – 13:00.  It will cost R120 per mom or R 200 per couple.  Grandparents welcome as well.  Each mom will receive a goodie bag as well as lots of Lucky Draws.  .

The workshop will be hosted by Sr. Teresa Hayward from Pregnancy, birth and beyond  To book, for more information or to find out about forthcoming workshops, she can be contacted at 0824009501/claydh@telkomsa.net or inbox me on Facebook

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