Holistic Child Birth Classes for Partners
I EXPECT A BABY!
Western Midwife’s Knowledge & Experience infused by Eastern Traditional Wisdom, Yoga & Ayurveda.
Let me be your guide for your Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum.
Please join me in my signature 7 child birth education classes Online Live with Zoom or in person in Bangkok. We cover all you ever wanted to know and experience, to prepare at best for the birth of your baby and … your own rebirth into a mother or father! All classes are highly interactive with a handout.
Why child birth education? A basic understanding of the changes in the body/mind allows to be less fearful and be at ease during this time of transformation. When totally unaware, a mom and dad can be caught completely off guard and this is likely to increase any existing fear and decrease the chance of living an incredible experience.
The classes are about 1:30 hours each, total 11 hours. Ideally you take all 7 classes once a week, to be fully prepared for child birth and the journey of parenthood, before 36 weeks of pregnancy. Or you can take 1 or more classes of your choice.
Once your baby is there and if you had no time to preparing during pregnancy, then the postpartum classes 4-5-6-7 are highly recommended.
7 CLASS SUBJECTS
Group classes for couples (with minimum 3 paying participants) every Wednesday 7.30-9pm, Bangkok time. The cycle repeats again after 7 weeks.
1. Consciously Pregnant: 11 Jan, 1 March 2023
2. Birth of my Baby and my Rebirth as a Mother: 18 Jan, 8 March 2023
3. My Birth Plan: 25 Jan, 15 March 2023
4. My Postpartum Plan: 1 Feb, 22 March 2023
5. Breastfeeding: 8 Feb, 29 March 2023
6. Sacred 42 Days Postpartum for Mom: 15 Feb, 5 April 2023
7. Baby’s First 42 Days on Earth: 22 Feb, 12 April 2023
• Group classes online for couples (with minimum 2 paying participants):
1 class/1,5 hr/couple: 1,200 THB/35 Euro
7 classes/11 hrs/couple: 8,200 THB/230 Euro.
The Zoom Meeting ID is sent to you after payment.
• Group classes live in your location, for couples (with minimum 2 paying participants):
1 class/1,5 hr/couple: 1,500 THB/40 Euro
• Private classes are available any time at your request, ideally once a week for 7 weeks or over 14 weeks, finishing by 36 weeks of pregnancy.
1 class/1,5 hr/couple: 2,500 THB/70 Euro
7 classes/11 hrs/couple: 17,000 THB/475 Euro
Classes can be in your home on the Sukhumvit line between Onnut and Siam, for other locations it is 200 THB more or Grab price. Classes after 8pm require taxi fee.
If cancelation within 24 hours before the private sessions, then the full price applies.
An invoice for your insurance can be issued.
? Class 1. CONSCIOUSLY PREGNANT
The history of childbirth in the West has set us on an precedented course of medicated and surgical birth.
We explore pregnancy- this huge transformation of a woman into a mother/man into father - from physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, social angle. Pregnancy as a chance to rebirth yourself? Ensuring being healthy, live a healthy pregnancy, birth a healthy baby. Consciously breathe, eat, move, rest, sleep, love, have a spiritual practice. Educate your baby in the womb. The partner’s pregnancy journey. And much more topics discussed creating a mindset ready to embrace the parenting journey.
The class is fun, interactive, includes birth art and unexpected discovery of your partner’s views.
?? Class 2. BIRTH OF MY BABY AND MY REBIRTH AS A MOTHER
This class is about the stages of physiological labour of LOVE and birth of your baby and of yourself into a mother; hormones; the cycle pain-fear-anxiety; coping techniques from hypnobirthing. Medical interventions such as induction, epidural anaesthesia, episiotomy, vacuum suction birth, caesarean birth. We practice positions for labour and birth. How about the placenta? How does the baby and partner experience the birth trip and birthing/rebirthing? How drugs interfere with the natural process? With insights in the Thai medical system and how to navigate through it.
? Class 3. MY BIRTH PLAN
Now we understand how the body births a baby, we can create a The Birth Plan: a road map for your birth trip. Being informed and empowered, you visualize your labour and birth in detail. Based on a template, list your preferences on a host of issues and procedures concerning pregnancy, labour and immediate postpartum. Discuss this plan with your doula/doctor. However, pregnancy and birth are unpredictable, so we like to keep the plan flexible!
??? Class 4. MY POSTPARTUM PLAN
The first 42 days after birth define your next 42 years in life! What are your expectations? Design your postpartum wellness sanctuary plan with: 1. Nourishing and healing confinement foods, includes a shopping list/ 2. Nurturing self-care/ 3. Household support allowing to create a wellness sanctuary with new sleeping patterns/ 4. Creating a new universe with the baby/ 5. Expectations of changing relationships and role/ 6. Support from caretakers. With references to postpartum literature.
? Class 5. BREASTFEEDING
You tap into your innate skills for breastfeeding. Yes, your body knows how to do this! Learn about baby feeding cues, the good latch, different positions for breastfeeding, hormones and the milk production, sore nipples, mastitis, diet to support lactation. Create good feeding habits for baby.
? Class 6. SACRED 42 DAYS POSTPARTUM FOR MOM
Class 6 is all about the value of mothering the mother while reclaiming traditional postpartum care and women’s wisdom, so that …one day, you can walk into menopause being whole healthy. Learn about the 5 pillars of postpartum care for the new mother: 1. Welcome and honour the mother/ 2. Nourish her with food for body-mind-soul (includes rest and household support)/ 3. Nurture her with breath and bodywork (body steam, body massage, body scrub, breast massage, vaginal steam, YUU FAI Traditional Thai postpartum care)/ 4. Bind the belly and close the bones/ 5. Celebrate her like a queen.
Sacred postpartum care in the first 42 days after birth is an investment in your health for the next 42 years of life!
? Class 7. BABY’S WELLNESS
This class is about falling in love with your baby, baby massage and baby bath, eat and sleep patterns, nappies and elimination communication, cord care, cramps, carrying baby and how you and your partner can adapt to different sleep patterns, sharing the care and start parenting your baby! The class is very practical, including suggestions on which essential baby items to buy (baby bath, co-sleeper, reusable nappies, breasts pump, changing table…).
About the facilitator
Krist’l D’haene is a Belgian holistic midwife, craniosacral and massage therapist, yoga and Ayurveda practitioner/educator, essential oils lover and mom of a young man born in Bangkok in 2002. Based in South East Asia since 1996, her passion is supporting women and men with a conscious approach to food, lifestyle, movement and wellbeing. She also holistically supports pregnant and postpartum moms, babies and partners with child birth education, pre and postnatal water and floor yoga, massage, doula at birth and traditional Thai and Ayurvedic postpartum services.
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