Studies have shown that genetics go with generations, it has also shown that we can readjust it. Being conscious of what is happening in the womb, the mother-baby bonding starts strong since conception.
Babies start to adapt to life according to their experience in the womb, there are many tools that we can use to guide expectant parents to build a strong connection since pregnancy. At the same time, when we get to know the baby’s cycles which most likely continue after birth, helps us be more aware on what to expect when baby is born.
Brain development starts since a few weeks of life in the belly, our mental state has a big impact on our baby’s brain development. It is fascinating how we have such big influence and huge opportunity to give an optimal structure for the rest of their life.
Our physical care is as important as our mental state, being mindful of food intake and physical activities does have an effect on how the brain affects our state. All together plus a healthy balance/nutritional diet and staying moderately active, helps to stay fit, and will ease the birth.
If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.Preparing for Childbirth is like preparing for any other big sports event, the more you get trained, do your research and practice strategies, the better prepared you will be. Starting early in pregnancy and getting ready with time will lead to a better birth experience.
Having a Doula or another support person to hold the space safe for moms and partners, will help mom tune-in better with baby and focus during labor and birth, alleviating discomfort. Physical and emotional support is necessary for moms during labor, having partner supporting mom can be the strongest encouragement for mom to have this baby the way she hoped. A Childbirth Class provides helpful evidence-based resources and tools for labor, birth and postpartum.
Women’s body are specially made and meant to have babies, every pregnancy and birth are very unique, and each body teamed up with its baby, know exactly how and what to do it. This distinctive connection is within an unknown time frame, which become a memorable moment and the start of another step on this exciting journey.
Remember that it takes approximately 40 weeks for babies to grow in the womb to be full-term for birth… it takes about the same time for mothers to recover from birth. In this period of postpartum, parents are adapting to their new life with their baby (ies) and it can be overwhelming, life does literally change from one day to the other.
Mothers experience a shift on their hormones, their body is working on getting back to normal. The emotional roller coaster combined with being sleep deprive can create confusion and insecurity on the care for their infant. Help moms to rest offering security and confidence through their recovery time from the birth, reduces immensely the risks for any postpartum mood disorder.
This is a period where parents can hugely benefit from a Doula to offer physical, emotional and spiritual support, to nurture mom and apply comforting measurements. Being well informed on mom’s & newborn’s expectations, and knowing tips & tricks makes a considerable peace of mind in the first months.
The transition to parenthood can be easier for new parents when they are informed about feeding, sleeping, brain development and parenting facts, as their babies grow.
Latest research have shown that not only human milk is the optimal nutrition for your baby, it has also shown that lactation continues transmitting DNA from generations back to your baby.
Lactation is a uniquely different experience for each mother, it is the biological and natural way of infant feeding in mammals. The more in-tune we are with ourselves and our babies, the more answers we get when doubting situations come along.
A Breastfeeding Class is beneficial to understand how fascinating breastfeeding naturally unfolds, latching can be tricky sometimes and having support from a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Lactation Educator, Postpartum Doula or another person trained on lactation, can help you with questions, concerns and guidance.
Understanding your baby’s survival needs and paying attention to your baby’s communication skills, will sooth your breastfeeding approach and awake time.
Having a wider comprehension on baby’s normal behavior, according to gestation age at birth plus any circumstances that apply, does disappear some insecurity. Any choice on feeding that parents choose, is respected and supported.
It is ideal for parents to learn about how baby’s brain development starts in the womb (a place of origination and development), before they even get pregnant. It is crucial to understand how the baby’s brain develops throughout pregnancy.
When a baby is born, the only thing parents want is for their baby to be healthy, safe and well. It can be a little confusing and overwhelming trying to understand what baby is saying to you. Learning your baby’s cues will help you win the race, before they tell you by crying.
Following the birth and at a baby’s full term is when parents and caregivers need to pay close attention and start mastering their baby’s communication skills. Learning about babies’ normal behavior, helps us understand them so much better. Knowing what your baby tells you with their behavior, eases a lot of stressful moments.
Sleep and lactation or bottle feeding are partners, they go together.
A newborn baby will sleep a lot in the first days because he is tired from the birth marathon, they usually loose 7-10% of their birth weight and gain it back within 10-12 days. It is crucial to wake babies up every 2-3 hours to feed in order for them to regain their birth weight. When baby sleeps more than 4+hrs stretches during the first weeks of life, I can be unsafe.
Babies sleep in different cycles and transitioning between cycles might look like they are awake, learning on how their sleep pattern and reading their cues, will solve a lot of doubts regarding their needs and sleep time.
An informed, nurtured and supported family will feel empowered to start this new journey. A baby’s brain functions better, following their sleeping patterns combined with their feeding needs.
It is very hard to predict how each child will choose to live their live, although parents and caregivers do have a huge opportunity to offer children a structure that will sustain their future. Creating and practicing conscious habits as soon as possible to be automatized when baby’s brain is ready for it.
Their first 3 years of life is a specific opportunity to boost a child’s brain, this could bring future peace or strife. Brain study is very prevalent currently, and shows the brain’s amazing capacity, function and potential. Understanding the process of its development, is like putting puzzle pieces together.
If we support our children’s needs since they are born, with the right tools and evidence-based information, we can help them be respectful, compassionate, disciplined, loyal, present, accountable and happy human beings. This will help with developing their social/emotional, cognitive, language and motor skills, getting them ready for school and having less conflict in the community later on.