I am very pleased to announce the launch of our new early pregnancy - Prenatal Parenting - prenatal bonding classes.
This is a 3 hour session during which we explore the fascinating topic of prenatal bonding from a number of different perspectives
Deliberate Prenatal Bonding (The Wise Hippo)
“A conscious intention of mothers (and those close to her) to understand their emotions, take care of their emotional well-being and interact with their babies, in order to support their unborn baby’s emotional intelligence and to enhance their current and future relationships"
Medical science has now been able to provide ‘proof’ with increasing evidence that a baby’s parents’ lifestyle, emotions and external environmental factors are all important to their development.
An important lesson we can learn from this research in foetology, is that the way a woman connects with her baby and how she feels during her pregnancy, is an important factor in her baby’s emotional and physical growth.
It is therefore useful to be aware of your feelings and emotions during pregnancy and to look for ways to create the best environment for your baby and for you.
However, it is important to understand that this doesn’t mean that you have to suddenly find a way to live a perfectly harmonious life (not that you could if you tried).
Your children will see and experience examples of sadness, anger, frustration, etc after they have been born and as they grow, and there maybe times that it is appropriate for you to display those feelings during your pregnancy also.
The first part of the Prenatal Parenting session is focussed on ‘understanding your emotions’ because we are in fact not always taught about our emotional responses in a useful way. This for many is a really 'eye opener' of a session, and paves the way for an increased sense of control and emotional well-being, as well as laying a strong foundation for their child's emotional intelligence.
The second part of the Prenatal Parenting session is all about 'looking after you' during which you will find out ways to increase your energy levels, let go of negativity, raise your self-esteem and promote positivity.
'Special moments with your baby' is the final part of the Prenatal Parenting session. This is probably the more obvious side of a prenatal bonding course when you will explore a number of different ways that you and others close to you can enjoy interacting with your baby.
The ideal time for mums-to-be and their partners to attend the Bond with Baby session is between 16 and 26 weeks, but attending can be beneficial at any time during pregnancy.
During the Prenatal Parenting session you will get to see a lovely family sharing their prenatal bonding story, along with their beautiful birth, and precious moments straight after birth.
After the session you will receive a breakdown of all the tools and techniques that you have learnt along with 3 mp3s:
‘Quiet time with your baby’ which you can listen to regularly.
‘Blow away your worries’ which will support you in letting go of any negativity.
The Wise Hippo instrumental music.
There will also be some follow up nurture emails to check how you are getting on with your prenatal bonding tools and techniques.
Prenatal Parenting Session - £50 per couple
This package will consist of:
A breakdown of what you have learned.
TWH instrumental music.
Amy’s story video clip. This shows Amy’s pre and post bonding story during which she shares how TWHBP supported her with this too.
‘Quiet time with your baby’ mp3 to listen to regularly
‘Blow away your worries’ mp3 which will support you in letting go of any negativity.
There will also be some follow up nurture emails to check how you are getting on with your tools and techniques.
You may also like to join us on our Prenatal Parenting Facebook page where you can share your thoughts on prenatal bonding.