In collaboration with midwife Emma McNerlin of Bumpsy Daisy, I am pleased to offer four classes each month to help you prepare for the arrival of your baby. All classes are held at Bumpsy Daisy. Partners are encouraged to attend. (Scroll down for dates and to register.)
- My original two-day Childbirth Education series are held over one weekend, from 12.30 pm to 5 pm, and are best for families in their third trimesters (27 weeks onward). The first session covers the physiology and signs and stages of labor, when to come to the hospital, and techniques for coping with labor without medication (natural birth). The second session covers episiotomy, epidural anesthesia, Cesarean section, and the postpartum period. Cost: 8,000 baht
- Birth Partner Prep is a practical session that covers the hormones of labor, optimal fetal position, and comfort measures that you and your partner can use to navigate labor. We will be trying different positions, light touch massage, the birth ball, rebozo, and more. Cost: 3,000 baht
- Feeding Your Baby is all about breastfeeding, from starting out right to what that first month after birth will be like. We will talk about latch versus transfer, what’s normal and what’s not, and how to fix some common problems. We will also go over bottle feeding and formula preparation. Cost: 3,000 baht.
- Bringing Baby Home is a practical session that starts with your first night home from hospital and covers diapering, swaddling, and bathing. We will also go over safe sleep and how to tell if your baby isn’t well. Cost: 3,000 baht