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Birth Preparation Programme

8 Week Programme with a 2 hour class per week

Recommended for expectant couples between week 18 and 30 of pregnancy.

Maximum of 7 couples for the course duration.

This course is for you if you want to

  • Connect with your birth power

  • Get a clear view on the Portuguese birth culture and your options in the system

  • Gain knowledge of natural remedies

  • Welcome the personal growth on this journey into motherhood

  • Join a community of future parents in the same phase as you​

Week 1

Embarking on the Journey

  • Naturally, relieve pregnancy discomfort

  • Finding the heartfelt question

  • Habits; how to change and replace them

Week 2

The Physiology of Birth 

  • Natural birth

  • Stages of labor

  • The hormonal orchestra

  • Supportive postures

Week 3

Mental Preparation for birth 

  • Our conditioning on birth

  • Pro and cons of the main madedical interventions 

  • Fears and values

Week 4.

Coping with Pain 

  • Our brain in labour

  • Labor pain and pleasure

  • Trying out natural pain relievers

  • Coping with pain exercises

Week 5

Birth plan 

  • Visualisation of birth

  • Birth mapping

  • Dreams and expectations 

  • Creating a Birth plan

Week 6

Postpartum period 1.

  • What changes to expect

  • The importance of postpartum support

  • The first 40 days after birth

  • The basics of breastfeeding​

Week 7

Postpartum period 2.

  • Mother care  

  • Baby care and necessities

  • Postpartum preparation

  • Postpartum rituals 

Week 8

Closing the Journey

  •  Ceremony & Celebration

Week 1 & 8 are with pregnant only the other 6 weeks are partner classes 
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