Are an important part of birth preparation for women in the third trimester. They focus on maternity hospital policies and procedures, labour, birth and how to look after a baby. These classes promote confidence in meeting the challenges of childbirth, breast feeding and parenting skills. Presented by midwives in a caring and supportive manner, either privately or in the maternity hospitals around Ireland. Best to book into these classes early as they do fill up.
Antenatal Pregnancy Yoga & Pilates
Great for tone and flexibility during pregnancy along with strengthening your core and learning breathing exercises in preparation for labour and birth. Best to start classes from week 14 on. You will participate in a range of gentle movements and postures that will help support and strengthen your muscle tone. These antenatal exercises will help you and your body prepare for the birth of your baby, and the breathing and relaxation exercises will help you conserve your energy.
Chiropractic care is health maintenance of the spinal column that is very beneficial before, during and after pregnancy and is an important part of birth preparation that helps keep the spine aligned for safer, easier birthing for both mothers and their babies. As your pregnancy progresses you will gain weight and the load to your spine becomes unbalanced causing pain and discomfort. The treatments reduce spinal nerve stress and enhance your health and wellbeing through pregnancy.
To those of you who maybe experiencing confusion and mixed feelings around getting pregnant, or need support around unplanned pregnancy. Or if you're pregnant and are experiencing; stress and fears of pregnancy, anxiety towards the birth, depression, coping skills, relationship issues or any problems after pregnancy, parenting skills, your future.
Experienced a past traumatic birth that still lives with you. It's never too late to seek help!
Doula - Birth and Postnatal Specialist care
Provide practical support through pregnancy; before, during and after birth by providing information, physical assistance, and emotional support as you journey into parenthood. Doula's will assist with you and empower you month by month, supporting you emotionally, guiding you as you prepare for the birth of your baby. Birth Doula's also can support you in hospital with your birth, however, they do not perform clinically or give medical advice.
Herbs help improve; health, balance and energy levels, helping to maintain a healthy pregnancy for mother and baby and to ease the journey and changes and increased demands on a mother's body along with supporting you through childbirth preparation and help with milk production too. After giving birth, herbs can also help you restore your body back to optimal healthy state.
An acceptable and safe alternative to a planned hospital birth for low-risk healthy women, provided by the HSE, Home Birth Association of Ireland and Self-Employed Community Midwives. Full antenatal care through pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care. This is for you if you dislike hospitals, and would prefer to be more in control of your birth in a homely environment, free from hospital intervention.
Homoeopathy Helps with pregnancy's stresses, brings balance and stability, as you journey through 9 months of preparation to birth. Homoeopathic remedies can help a woman's body deal with various common complaints. Remedies work by stimulating the body's own healing system, before, during and after pregnancy as it can help speed up the healing, after birth.
Helps pregnant women to stay stress-free and enjoy their pregnancy month by month. Releasing any fears, worries, or concerns you may have and to stay, relaxed, positive and prepared for birth.
The earlier you start hypnosis the more you enjoy your pregnancy. Great for deepening bonds between mother and baby. Great for turning BREECH babies too!
Performed through pregnancy can reduce anxiety and relieve muscle tension and joint pains, as the body moves through hormonal shifts along with many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes. Find a certified prenatal massage therapist who can provide safe massages throughout your pregnancy and will modify the treatment depending on which trimester and your needs.
A safe and gentle treatment for mother and baby during pregnancy that maximise your body's ability and enhances posture, as pregnancy progresses. Releases pressure from joints and muscles supporting the body through each trimester. Osteopathic treatment will help to change and support you and your baby with minimum pain and discomfort.
Relieves pregnancy aches and pains through the feet, supporting the mother's body as it moves through various changes. Appropriate for relaxation and stress reduction, promoting overall health of the whole body. Best to use from week 12 of pregnancy on. Also can be used to induce labour.
Helps you in connecting with your baby, and safe to use through all stages of pregnancy, enhancing development, deepening relaxation and for helping women navigate through all of the symptoms of pregnancy. This is a hands-on or above-the-body technique that helps to balance and heal the whole body efficiently. Eases physical discomfort, provides emotional support, helps with delivery and post partum recovery.
Hypnobirthing Online Classes - When Can I start?
Hypnobirthing is a completely logical and extremely effective established birth preparation programme that can be used along side all of the above listed services and treatments for you and your partner, that can be done at home in the safety and comfort so that you can discover the joy and magic of birth, and is much more than just self-hypnosis or hypnotherapy.
You can start your very own hypnobirthing classes on line from week eight on, that prepares for the birth of your baby.
Hypnobirthing Online replaces fear, worry, stress, anxiety and panic during pregnancy and childbirth with confidence and self-empowerment, so that giving birth is a positive experience.
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