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Hypnobirthing classes

Hypnobirthing classes

Hypnobirthing classes use the Mongon Method, which is a unique method of relaxed, natural, childbirth education that is enhanced by a self-hypnosis technique. Many women prefer to try hypnobirthing, as it encourages childbirth without the need of pain relief medication. Hyponobirthing professionals believe that labour does not have to be as painful as it is […]

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Complications of gestational diabetes

If you suffer from gestational diabetes both you and your baby are at risk for certain complications during and after pregnancy. However, once effective treatment procedures are followed you can significantly reduce your risksfor these conditions. Mother’s Health Risks: Difficult delivery Increased risk of type 2 diabetes post-pregnancy or in later life C-section delivery Pre-eclampsia […]

ICEA classes

ICEA classes

The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is an organisation that supports health care workers who encorage your freedom of choice by providing you with information about every possible aspect of your pregnancy, including labour and birth. The goals of the ICEA To provide quality educational resources To provide training and consistent educational programs To provide […]

Lamaze classes

Lamaze classes

What are lamaze classes? Lamaze is a non-profit organisation that promotes a natural, healthy and the safe approach to a woman’s pregnancy, labour and early parenting. The classes will help guide you through the stages of labour and the choices that you may need to make at the time. The lamaze organisation works closely with […]

What type of classes are available?

What type of classes are available?

If you have decided to attend childbirth classes, you may be overwhelmed with the variety of different classes that are curently available. We are here to help you and guide you so that you can make the best decision for you. Below you can see a list of the different childbirth classes currently available: Lamaze […]

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Dads’ Pregnancy Survival Guide

You may not be the one who is pregnant, but the next 9 months are going to be an incredible experience for you too. For that reason, we decided we would offer you a helping hand so that you can be involved in the entire pregnancy and avoid being in the line of fire when […]

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Endorphins

Endorphins will probably be your favourite hormones, especially when the time for labour and birth arrives. Endorphins are so well liked that they have been named your body’s happy hormones. When your body is under stress, your pituitary gland and hypothalamus secrete endorphins in order to help you relax. Endorphins are considered to be natural […]

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Cortisol

Cortisol, also known as hydrocortisone, is a glucocorticoid or adrenal hormone which has an integral role in your pregnancy. Cortisol, like ACTH, is a stress hormone your body produces in reaction to none other than stress. Cortisol is always present in your body and steadily increases throughout your pregnancy as it is a process that […]

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Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), also called corticotropin, is a pregnancy hormone secreted by the pituitary gland, like most of your other pregnancy hormones. It is usually produced as a reaction to stress and if we’re being honest pregnancy can be a bit stressful for your body, but it’s worth it! During pregnancy, ACTH serves two core […]

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