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Flat View Saturday, November 01, 2014
 November 2014December 2014
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Labour & Waterbirth Workshop ( 09:30 - 12:30 )

Water Birth Classes

A water birth class is held once a month at Genesis Clinic

First Floor
09h30-12h00
R250-00 / couple
Tea and biscuits provided

The waterbirth class aims to provide you with information and skills to help you prepare for a normal birth using water for pain relief in labour and/or to birth your baby through water.
The waterbirth class includes:

 

  • Expectation and concerns about being in water during labour and birth
  • Ways to enhance early labour before getting into the bath
  • The birth partner's role
  • Birthing in water : DVD
  • The use of affirmations
  • Demonstration of positions in the bath

 

waterbirth

 



Contact Info : Sr Barbara Hanrahan 083 500 0062 Email : mbhanran@iafrica.com
Monday, November 03, 2014
Edu-Birth Antenatal Classes ( 18:30 - 21:30 )
"Empowerment & Informed choice are the key to a positive birth experience"
 
Childbirth / Antenatal Classes are strongly recommended, as this is where you will find the answers to all of your questions. You will gain knowledge &  understanding that will give you the confidence to anticipate your birth experience & motherhood with joy, enthusiasm & a positive attitude.
 
Edu-Birth offers you information & guidance which "empowers you" to make informed choices & decisions.  We teach you breathing & relaxation techniques.  We clarify your partners role & involvement as well as preparing you both for early parenthood. The  classes also provide a support group for expectant & new  parents.
 
"Let us join you on this miraculous journey into parenthood"
 
Booking is essential as available spaces are limited


Contact Info : Karen van de Merwe 082 335 7731 Email : karenvdm61@gmail.com
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
HypnoBirthing at Genesis Clinic ( All Day )

HypnoBirthing¬ģ

Theoni is one of the¬†few certified Hypnobirthing¬ģ practitioners in South Africa. Using Hypnobirthing¬ģ methods she teaches mothers and birth companions techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing.

About HypnoBirthing:

HypnoBirthing involves teaching the technique of self-hypnosis. Through self-hypnosis you achieve a state of deep relaxation, similar to watching the flames in a fire, or the waves crashing in the ocean. It teaches you how to release all prior programming about birth and how to trust your body and work with it. The HypnoBirthing relaxation techniques allow you to let go of fear and other harmful emotions. With lessened tension, your body is freed to tap into your own natural birthing instincts and to function as it is designed to do in childbirth.

The Benefits:

· Improved health and better sleep during pregnancy

· Educates you about birthing, allowing you to make more informed birthing choices

· Shortens labour

· Teaches deep levels of relaxation that decrease pain

· Reduces the need for pain-relief or intervention

· Reduces fatigue during labour

· Better recovery after birth and less risk for post-natal depression

· Babies are calmer possibly due to diminished trauma at birth.

 

How it works:

You can start HypnoBirthingÒ any time after your 20 week scan, to 36 weeks. The course consists of 4 weekly sessions and can either be held in a group or privately. Groups are up to a maximum of five couples so that there is time for each of you to have your concerns addressed. You will be provided with the official Hypnobirthing book by Marie Morgan, 2 x Relaxation CD’s, and all course materials.

You will learn:

· How your body works and what happens during pregnancy and labour

· Techniques of deep relaxation and how these can assist you during your labour

· How to create a calm, serene birthing environment

· Massage techniques for the birthing partner to assist during labour

· Advice on choosing your healthcare provider and birthing place

· How to write a flexible birthing plan, taking account of your preferences

· How to look after yourself with exercise and nutrition.

Course Details: Courses held at Genesis Clinic. 5 Northwold Drive, Saxonwold, cnr Jan Smuts 011 646 3923

hypnobirthing

 



Contact Info : Theoni Papoutsis 083 229 3253 Email : theoni@consciousbirth.co.za Url: http://www.consciousbirth.co.za
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Baby Gym ( 10:00 - 11:00 )
  • BabyGym focuses on physical development which provides a firm foundation for all future emotional, social and cognitive development.
  • BabyGym 1: Offers 2 sessions for expecting moms and dads.
  • BabyGym 2: Firm Foundations offers 5 classes (once a week) to Relax and unfold the baby‚Äôs body, Wake up the senses and Strengthen the muscles in the correct sequence. Moms, dads, caregivers and babies between 0-14 months are welcome!
  • BabyGym 3: Advanced sessions offer exercises to reach specific physical milestones like sitting, crawling, standing and walking.
  • Benefits of BabyGym:
  • The BabyGym massage increase body awareness,¬†removes toxins, reduces pain, increases blood circulation and joint flexibility
  • BabyGym awakens & develops all 6 senses (touch, balance, smell, taste, hearing and sight)
  • BabyGym develops muscle tone and strength
  • BabyGym facilitates bonding between parent and baby


Contact Info : Lusya Smith 079 036 8531 Email : lusya.smith@babygym.co.za Url: http://www.babygym.co.za
Moms and Babes Yoga ( 15:30 - 16:30 )


Contact Info : J'anaki Ashi-Ra 076 081 7615 Email : info@yogamama.co.za Url: http://www.yogamama.co.za/
Yoga Mama ( 18:00 - 19:30 )

PRENATAL YOGA

Recommended by most doctors and midwives, prenatal yoga offers a multitude of benefits to both mother and baby throughout pregnancy, during birth and beyond:

 

 

  • Joint exercises - perfect for poor circulation, swelling/water retention and excellent to improve mobility. Also enhances squatting and other birthing positions.
  • Gentle Stretching - maintains supple and toned muscles.
  • Breathing ‚Äď balances the autonomic nervous system which regulates the major systems of the body and controls hormonal secretions. Deep breathing increases the intake of oxygen to both mother and baby. ‚ÄėBirthing breaths‚Äô aid in the preparation for a calm birthing.
  • Yoga Nidra - Blood pressure is also lowered and during this relaxation technique and one gains the equivalent of 4 hours deep sleep. Yoga Nidra also promotes inner communication with your child and assists in releasing any impressions associated with the fear of birthing.
  • In addition, by developing a deeper awareness of your body, a powerful connection between a mother and her child is established.

 



Contact Info : KRISTY NEL Yoga Teacher 076 081 7615 Email : kristy@yogamama.co.za Url: http://www.yogamama.co.za
Saturday, November 08, 2014
HypnoBirthing at Genesis Clinic ( 09:00 - 16:30 )

HypnoBirthing¬ģ

Theoni is one of the¬†few certified Hypnobirthing¬ģ practitioners in South Africa. Using Hypnobirthing¬ģ methods she teaches mothers and birth companions techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing.

About HypnoBirthing:

HypnoBirthing involves teaching the technique of self-hypnosis. Through self-hypnosis you achieve a state of deep relaxation, similar to watching the flames in a fire, or the waves crashing in the ocean. It teaches you how to release all prior programming about birth and how to trust your body and work with it. The HypnoBirthing relaxation techniques allow you to let go of fear and other harmful emotions. With lessened tension, your body is freed to tap into your own natural birthing instincts and to function as it is designed to do in childbirth.

The Benefits:

· Improved health and better sleep during pregnancy

· Educates you about birthing, allowing you to make more informed birthing choices

· Shortens labour

· Teaches deep levels of relaxation that decrease pain

· Reduces the need for pain-relief or intervention

· Reduces fatigue during labour

· Better recovery after birth and less risk for post-natal depression

· Babies are calmer possibly due to diminished trauma at birth.

 

How it works:

You can start HypnoBirthingÒ any time after your 20 week scan, to 36 weeks. The course consists of 4 weekly sessions and can either be held in a group or privately. Groups are up to a maximum of five couples so that there is time for each of you to have your concerns addressed. You will be provided with the official Hypnobirthing book by Marie Morgan, 2 x Relaxation CD’s, and all course materials.

You will learn:

· How your body works and what happens during pregnancy and labour

· Techniques of deep relaxation and how these can assist you during your labour

· How to create a calm, serene birthing environment

· Massage techniques for the birthing partner to assist during labour

· Advice on choosing your healthcare provider and birthing place

· How to write a flexible birthing plan, taking account of your preferences

· How to look after yourself with exercise and nutrition.

Course Details: Courses held at Genesis Clinic. 5 Northwold Drive, Saxonwold, cnr Jan Smuts 011 646 3923

hypnobirthing

 



Contact Info : Theoni Papoutsis 083 229 3253 Email : theoni@consciousbirth.co.za Url: http://www.consciousbirth.co.za
Sunday, November 09, 2014
HypnoBirthing at Genesis Clinic ( 09:00 - 16:30 )

HypnoBirthing¬ģ

Theoni is one of the¬†few certified Hypnobirthing¬ģ practitioners in South Africa. Using Hypnobirthing¬ģ methods she teaches mothers and birth companions techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing.

About HypnoBirthing:

HypnoBirthing involves teaching the technique of self-hypnosis. Through self-hypnosis you achieve a state of deep relaxation, similar to watching the flames in a fire, or the waves crashing in the ocean. It teaches you how to release all prior programming about birth and how to trust your body and work with it. The HypnoBirthing relaxation techniques allow you to let go of fear and other harmful emotions. With lessened tension, your body is freed to tap into your own natural birthing instincts and to function as it is designed to do in childbirth.

The Benefits:

· Improved health and better sleep during pregnancy

· Educates you about birthing, allowing you to make more informed birthing choices

· Shortens labour

· Teaches deep levels of relaxation that decrease pain

· Reduces the need for pain-relief or intervention

· Reduces fatigue during labour

· Better recovery after birth and less risk for post-natal depression

· Babies are calmer possibly due to diminished trauma at birth.

 

How it works:

You can start HypnoBirthingÒ any time after your 20 week scan, to 36 weeks. The course consists of 4 weekly sessions and can either be held in a group or privately. Groups are up to a maximum of five couples so that there is time for each of you to have your concerns addressed. You will be provided with the official Hypnobirthing book by Marie Morgan, 2 x Relaxation CD’s, and all course materials.

You will learn:

· How your body works and what happens during pregnancy and labour

· Techniques of deep relaxation and how these can assist you during your labour

· How to create a calm, serene birthing environment

· Massage techniques for the birthing partner to assist during labour

· Advice on choosing your healthcare provider and birthing place

· How to write a flexible birthing plan, taking account of your preferences

· How to look after yourself with exercise and nutrition.

Course Details: Courses held at Genesis Clinic. 5 Northwold Drive, Saxonwold, cnr Jan Smuts 011 646 3923

hypnobirthing

 



Contact Info : Theoni Papoutsis 083 229 3253 Email : Email: theoni@consciousbirth.co.za Url: http://www.consciousbirth.co.za
Monday, November 10, 2014
Edu-Birth Antenatal Classes ( 18:30 - 21:30 )
"Empowerment & Informed choice are the key to a positive birth experience"
 
Childbirth / Antenatal Classes are strongly recommended, as this is where you will find the answers to all of your questions. You will gain knowledge &  understanding that will give you the confidence to anticipate your birth experience & motherhood with joy, enthusiasm & a positive attitude.
 
Edu-Birth offers you information & guidance which "empowers you" to make informed choices & decisions.  We teach you breathing & relaxation techniques.  We clarify your partners role & involvement as well as preparing you both for early parenthood. The  classes also provide a support group for expectant & new  parents.
 
"Let us join you on this miraculous journey into parenthood"
 
Booking is essential as available spaces are limited


Contact Info : Karen van de Merwe 082 335 7731 Email : karenvdm61@gmail.com
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
HypnoBirthing at Genesis Clinic ( 19:00 - 21:30 )

HypnoBirthing¬ģ

Theoni is one of the¬†few certified Hypnobirthing¬ģ practitioners in South Africa. Using Hypnobirthing¬ģ methods she teaches mothers and birth companions techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing.

About HypnoBirthing:

HypnoBirthing involves teaching the technique of self-hypnosis. Through self-hypnosis you achieve a state of deep relaxation, similar to watching the flames in a fire, or the waves crashing in the ocean. It teaches you how to release all prior programming about birth and how to trust your body and work with it. The HypnoBirthing relaxation techniques allow you to let go of fear and other harmful emotions. With lessened tension, your body is freed to tap into your own natural birthing instincts and to function as it is designed to do in childbirth.

The Benefits:

· Improved health and better sleep during pregnancy

· Educates you about birthing, allowing you to make more informed birthing choices

· Shortens labour

· Teaches deep levels of relaxation that decrease pain

· Reduces the need for pain-relief or intervention

· Reduces fatigue during labour

· Better recovery after birth and less risk for post-natal depression

· Babies are calmer possibly due to diminished trauma at birth.

 

How it works:

You can start HypnoBirthingÒ any time after your 20 week scan, to 36 weeks. The course consists of 4 weekly sessions and can either be held in a group or privately. Groups are up to a maximum of five couples so that there is time for each of you to have your concerns addressed. You will be provided with the official Hypnobirthing book by Marie Morgan, 2 x Relaxation CD’s, and all course materials.

You will learn:

· How your body works and what happens during pregnancy and labour

· Techniques of deep relaxation and how these can assist you during your labour

· How to create a calm, serene birthing environment

· Massage techniques for the birthing partner to assist during labour

· Advice on choosing your healthcare provider and birthing place

· How to write a flexible birthing plan, taking account of your preferences

· How to look after yourself with exercise and nutrition.

Course Details: Courses held at Genesis Clinic. 5 Northwold Drive, Saxonwold, cnr Jan Smuts 011 646 3923

hypnobirthing



Contact Info : Theoni Papoutsis 083 229 3253 Email : Email: theoni@consciousbirth.co.za Url: http://URL: http://www.consciousbirth.co.za
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Baby Gym ( 10:00 - 11:00 )
  • BabyGym focuses on physical development which provides a firm foundation for all future emotional, social and cognitive development.
  • BabyGym 1: Offers 2 sessions for expecting moms and dads.
  • BabyGym 2: Firm Foundations offers 5 classes (once a week) to Relax and unfold the baby‚Äôs body, Wake up the senses and Strengthen the muscles in the correct sequence. Moms, dads, caregivers and babies between 0-14 months are welcome!
  • BabyGym 3: Advanced sessions offer exercises to reach specific physical milestones like sitting, crawling, standing and walking.
  • Benefits of BabyGym:
  • The BabyGym massage increase body awareness,¬†removes toxins, reduces pain, increases blood circulation and joint flexibility
  • BabyGym awakens & develops all 6 senses (touch, balance, smell, taste, hearing and sight)
  • BabyGym develops muscle tone and strength
  • BabyGym facilitates bonding between parent and baby


Contact Info : Lusya Smith 079 036 8531 Email : lusya.smith@babygym.co.za Url: http://www.babygym.co.za
Moms and Babes Yoga ( 15:30 - 16:30 )


Contact Info : J'anaki Ashi-Ra 076 081 7615 Email : info@yogamama.co.za Url: http://www.yogamama.co.za/
Yoga Mama ( 18:00 - 19:30 )

PRENATAL YOGA

Recommended by most doctors and midwives, prenatal yoga offers a multitude of benefits to both mother and baby throughout pregnancy, during birth and beyond:

 

 

  • Joint exercises - perfect for poor circulation, swelling/water retention and excellent to improve mobility. Also enhances squatting and other birthing positions.
  • Gentle Stretching - maintains supple and toned muscles.
  • Breathing ‚Äď balances the autonomic nervous system which regulates the major systems of the body and controls hormonal secretions. Deep breathing increases the intake of oxygen to both mother and baby. ‚ÄėBirthing breaths‚Äô aid in the preparation for a calm birthing.
  • Yoga Nidra - Blood pressure is also lowered and during this relaxation technique and one gains the equivalent of 4 hours deep sleep. Yoga Nidra also promotes inner communication with your child and assists in releasing any impressions associated with the fear of birthing.
  • In addition, by developing a deeper awareness of your body, a powerful connection between a mother and her child is established.

 



Contact Info : KRISTY NEL Yoga Teacher 076 081 7615 Email : kristy@yogamama.co.za Url: http://www.yogamama.co.za
Monday, November 17, 2014
Edu-Birth Antenatal Classes ( 18:30 - 21:30 )
"Empowerment & Informed choice are the key to a positive birth experience"
 
Childbirth / Antenatal Classes are strongly recommended, as this is where you will find the answers to all of your questions. You will gain knowledge &  understanding that will give you the confidence to anticipate your birth experience & motherhood with joy, enthusiasm & a positive attitude.
 
Edu-Birth offers you information & guidance which "empowers you" to make informed choices & decisions.  We teach you breathing & relaxation techniques.  We clarify your partners role & involvement as well as preparing you both for early parenthood. The  classes also provide a support group for expectant & new  parents.
 
"Let us join you on this miraculous journey into parenthood"
 
Booking is essential as available spaces are limited


Contact Info : Karen van de Merwe 082 335 7731 Email : karenvdm61@gmail.com
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
HypnoBirthing at Genesis Clinic ( 19:00 - 21:30 )

HypnoBirthing¬ģ

Theoni is one of the¬†few certified Hypnobirthing¬ģ practitioners in South Africa. Using Hypnobirthing¬ģ methods she teaches mothers and birth companions techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing.

About HypnoBirthing:

HypnoBirthing involves teaching the technique of self-hypnosis. Through self-hypnosis you achieve a state of deep relaxation, similar to watching the flames in a fire, or the waves crashing in the ocean. It teaches you how to release all prior programming about birth and how to trust your body and work with it. The HypnoBirthing relaxation techniques allow you to let go of fear and other harmful emotions. With lessened tension, your body is freed to tap into your own natural birthing instincts and to function as it is designed to do in childbirth.

The Benefits:

· Improved health and better sleep during pregnancy

· Educates you about birthing, allowing you to make more informed birthing choices

· Shortens labour

· Teaches deep levels of relaxation that decrease pain

· Reduces the need for pain-relief or intervention

· Reduces fatigue during labour

· Better recovery after birth and less risk for post-natal depression

· Babies are calmer possibly due to diminished trauma at birth.

 

How it works:

You can start HypnoBirthingÒ any time after your 20 week scan, to 36 weeks. The course consists of 4 weekly sessions and can either be held in a group or privately. Groups are up to a maximum of five couples so that there is time for each of you to have your concerns addressed. You will be provided with the official Hypnobirthing book by Marie Morgan, 2 x Relaxation CD’s, and all course materials.

You will learn:

· How your body works and what happens during pregnancy and labour

· Techniques of deep relaxation and how these can assist you during your labour

· How to create a calm, serene birthing environment

· Massage techniques for the birthing partner to assist during labour

· Advice on choosing your healthcare provider and birthing place

· How to write a flexible birthing plan, taking account of your preferences

· How to look after yourself with exercise and nutrition.

Course Details: Courses held at Genesis Clinic. 5 Northwold Drive, Saxonwold, cnr Jan Smuts 011 646 3923

hypnobirthing



Contact Info : Theoni Papoutsis 083 229 3253 Email : Email: theoni@consciousbirth.co.za Url: http://URL: http://www.consciousbirth.co.za
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Baby Gym ( 10:00 - 11:00 )
  • BabyGym focuses on physical development which provides a firm foundation for all future emotional, social and cognitive development.
  • BabyGym 1: Offers 2 sessions for expecting moms and dads.
  • BabyGym 2: Firm Foundations offers 5 classes (once a week) to Relax and unfold the baby‚Äôs body, Wake up the senses and Strengthen the muscles in the correct sequence. Moms, dads, caregivers and babies between 0-14 months are welcome!
  • BabyGym 3: Advanced sessions offer exercises to reach specific physical milestones like sitting, crawling, standing and walking.
  • Benefits of BabyGym:
  • The BabyGym massage increase body awareness,¬†removes toxins, reduces pain, increases blood circulation and joint flexibility
  • BabyGym awakens & develops all 6 senses (touch, balance, smell, taste, hearing and sight)
  • BabyGym develops muscle tone and strength
  • BabyGym facilitates bonding between parent and baby


Contact Info : Lusya Smith 079 036 8531 Email : lusya.smith@babygym.co.za Url: http://www.babygym.co.za
Moms and Babes Yoga ( 15:30 - 16:30 )


Contact Info : J'anaki Ashi-Ra 076 081 7615 Email : info@yogamama.co.za Url: http://www.yogamama.co.za/
Yoga Mama ( 18:00 - 19:30 )

PRENATAL YOGA

Recommended by most doctors and midwives, prenatal yoga offers a multitude of benefits to both mother and baby throughout pregnancy, during birth and beyond:

 

 

  • Joint exercises - perfect for poor circulation, swelling/water retention and excellent to improve mobility. Also enhances squatting and other birthing positions.
  • Gentle Stretching - maintains supple and toned muscles.
  • Breathing ‚Äď balances the autonomic nervous system which regulates the major systems of the body and controls hormonal secretions. Deep breathing increases the intake of oxygen to both mother and baby. ‚ÄėBirthing breaths‚Äô aid in the preparation for a calm birthing.
  • Yoga Nidra - Blood pressure is also lowered and during this relaxation technique and one gains the equivalent of 4 hours deep sleep. Yoga Nidra also promotes inner communication with your child and assists in releasing any impressions associated with the fear of birthing.
  • In addition, by developing a deeper awareness of your body, a powerful connection between a mother and her child is established.

 



Contact Info : KRISTY NEL Yoga Teacher 076 081 7615 Email : kristy@yogamama.co.za Url: http://www.yogamama.co.za
Saturday, November 22, 2014
CPR Courses ( 08:15 - 14:30 )
We run CPR and first aid courses for parents to be:parents and care givers/domestic workers.
At thia point we are only running courses for parents at Genesis. Obviously if parents wanted to be their domestics,they are welcome but I do find it works better when people are with their peers and the correct level of group.
Our courses are run by highly qualified ICU neonatal Sisters so they are working with babies and children all the time.
  • Some details are:
  • The course covers everything from¬†emergency access¬†to¬†home¬†¬†safety; SIDS;¬†baby and childhood medications;¬†high¬†¬†temperatures¬†¬†and¬†febrile convulsions¬†and convulsions in general ;¬†poisons;¬†when to go to the Dr; allergic reactions; head injuries and¬†concussion; fractures; bleeds;¬†¬†choking¬†;drowning;¬†CPR¬†etc
  • The course is certified by American Heart Association and Resus Council of South Africa
  • 2500 points awarded by Discovery for Vitality points.¬†
  • Parents can view the courses and ¬†book on the website


Contact Info : Sr Catherine Rodwell 082 896 1820 Email : catherine@survivalcpr.co.za Url: http://www.survivalcpr.co.za
Monday, November 24, 2014
Edu-Birth Antenatal Classes ( 18:30 - 21:30 )
"Empowerment & Informed choice are the key to a positive birth experience"
 
Childbirth / Antenatal Classes are strongly recommended, as this is where you will find the answers to all of your questions. You will gain knowledge &  understanding that will give you the confidence to anticipate your birth experience & motherhood with joy, enthusiasm & a positive attitude.
 
Edu-Birth offers you information & guidance which "empowers you" to make informed choices & decisions.  We teach you breathing & relaxation techniques.  We clarify your partners role & involvement as well as preparing you both for early parenthood. The  classes also provide a support group for expectant & new  parents.
 
"Let us join you on this miraculous journey into parenthood"
 
Booking is essential as available spaces are limited


Contact Info : Karen van de Merwe 082 335 7731 Email : karenvdm61@gmail.com
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
HypnoBirthing at Genesis Clinic ( 19:00 - 21:30 )

HypnoBirthing¬ģ

Theoni is one of the¬†few certified Hypnobirthing¬ģ practitioners in South Africa. Using Hypnobirthing¬ģ methods she teaches mothers and birth companions techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing.

About HypnoBirthing:

HypnoBirthing involves teaching the technique of self-hypnosis. Through self-hypnosis you achieve a state of deep relaxation, similar to watching the flames in a fire, or the waves crashing in the ocean. It teaches you how to release all prior programming about birth and how to trust your body and work with it. The HypnoBirthing relaxation techniques allow you to let go of fear and other harmful emotions. With lessened tension, your body is freed to tap into your own natural birthing instincts and to function as it is designed to do in childbirth.

The Benefits:

· Improved health and better sleep during pregnancy

· Educates you about birthing, allowing you to make more informed birthing choices

· Shortens labour

· Teaches deep levels of relaxation that decrease pain

· Reduces the need for pain-relief or intervention

· Reduces fatigue during labour

· Better recovery after birth and less risk for post-natal depression

· Babies are calmer possibly due to diminished trauma at birth.

 

How it works:

You can start HypnoBirthingÒ any time after your 20 week scan, to 36 weeks. The course consists of 4 weekly sessions and can either be held in a group or privately. Groups are up to a maximum of five couples so that there is time for each of you to have your concerns addressed. You will be provided with the official Hypnobirthing book by Marie Morgan, 2 x Relaxation CD’s, and all course materials.

You will learn:

· How your body works and what happens during pregnancy and labour

· Techniques of deep relaxation and how these can assist you during your labour

· How to create a calm, serene birthing environment

· Massage techniques for the birthing partner to assist during labour

· Advice on choosing your healthcare provider and birthing place

· How to write a flexible birthing plan, taking account of your preferences

· How to look after yourself with exercise and nutrition.

Course Details: Courses held at Genesis Clinic. 5 Northwold Drive, Saxonwold, cnr Jan Smuts 011 646 3923

hypnobirthing



Contact Info : Theoni Papoutsis 083 229 3253 Email : Email: theoni@consciousbirth.co.za Url: http://URL: http://www.consciousbirth.co.za
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Baby Gym ( 10:00 - 11:00 )
  • BabyGym focuses on physical development which provides a firm foundation for all future emotional, social and cognitive development.
  • BabyGym 1: Offers 2 sessions for expecting moms and dads.
  • BabyGym 2: Firm Foundations offers 5 classes (once a week) to Relax and unfold the baby‚Äôs body, Wake up the senses and Strengthen the muscles in the correct sequence. Moms, dads, caregivers and babies between 0-14 months are welcome!
  • BabyGym 3: Advanced sessions offer exercises to reach specific physical milestones like sitting, crawling, standing and walking.
  • Benefits of BabyGym:
  • The BabyGym massage increase body awareness,¬†removes toxins, reduces pain, increases blood circulation and joint flexibility
  • BabyGym awakens & develops all 6 senses (touch, balance, smell, taste, hearing and sight)
  • BabyGym develops muscle tone and strength
  • BabyGym facilitates bonding between parent and baby


Contact Info : Lusya Smith 079 036 8531 Email : lusya.smith@babygym.co.za Url: http://www.babygym.co.za
Moms and Babes Yoga ( 15:30 - 16:30 )


Contact Info : J'anaki Ashi-Ra 076 081 7615 Email : info@yogamama.co.za Url: http://www.yogamama.co.za/
Yoga Mama ( 18:00 - 19:30 )

PRENATAL YOGA

Recommended by most doctors and midwives, prenatal yoga offers a multitude of benefits to both mother and baby throughout pregnancy, during birth and beyond:

 

 

  • Joint exercises - perfect for poor circulation, swelling/water retention and excellent to improve mobility. Also enhances squatting and other birthing positions.
  • Gentle Stretching - maintains supple and toned muscles.
  • Breathing ‚Äď balances the autonomic nervous system which regulates the major systems of the body and controls hormonal secretions. Deep breathing increases the intake of oxygen to both mother and baby. ‚ÄėBirthing breaths‚Äô aid in the preparation for a calm birthing.
  • Yoga Nidra - Blood pressure is also lowered and during this relaxation technique and one gains the equivalent of 4 hours deep sleep. Yoga Nidra also promotes inner communication with your child and assists in releasing any impressions associated with the fear of birthing.
  • In addition, by developing a deeper awareness of your body, a powerful connection between a mother and her child is established.

 



Contact Info : KRISTY NEL Yoga Teacher 076 081 7615 Email : kristy@yogamama.co.za Url: http://www.yogamama.co.za
Friday, November 28, 2014
Mother Instinct Antenatal Workshops ( 17:30 - 21:30 )
  • ¬†
  • Come¬†and spend a weekend with us to prepare you for your birthing.
  • We use a variety of teaching methods to ensure active participation.
  • These sessions aim to:
  • Equip you with information to make informed choices regarding method of birth and place of birth
  • Optimise chances of a good birth experience
  • What to expect during labour and birth and clarify what a woman‚Äôs needs are during labour
  • Demistifying pain during labour and birth and discussion on different pain relief methods
  • Signs of labour and when to contact your birth team
  • Body movement and positions for labour and birth & perineal massage
  • What your birth partner and /or Doula can do for you
  • Your birth plan and how to make difficult decisions during labour and birth
  • Provide guidance for birth partner
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • The early days with your new baby
  • ‚Äč
  • Additional speakers include: New mom and dad.
  • ‚Äč
  • Our Antenatal¬†classes are presented by:
  • ¬†
  • Tertia Alkema¬†
  • Doula and co-owner of Mother Instinct and mother of two.
  • Laura Sayce
  • International Breastfeeding Consultant and mother of two.
  • Cost:¬†R1 500 for the weekend for both you and your partner. This includes a snack on Friday evenings muffins and fruit for breakfast. (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Place:¬†The ante-natal¬†classes are held at Genesis Clinic, Cnr Jan Smuts avenue and Northwold dr, Saxonwold, ¬† ¬† ¬† Johannesburg.
    You will receive complimentary gifts and each couple will be given handouts and selected resource information to use for their births.‚Äč


Contact Info : Tertia 0837387439 Email : info@motherinstinct.co.za Url: http://www.motherinstinct.co.za/
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Mother Instinct Antenatal Workshops ( 08:00 - 13:00 )
  • ¬†
  • Come¬†and spend a weekend with us to prepare you for your birthing.
  • We use a variety of teaching methods to ensure active participation.
  • These sessions aim to:
  • Equip you with information to make informed choices regarding method of birth and place of birth
  • Optimise chances of a good birth experience
  • What to expect during labour and birth and clarify what a woman‚Äôs needs are during labour
  • Demistifying pain during labour and birth and discussion on different pain relief methods
  • Signs of labour and when to contact your birth team
  • Body movement and positions for labour and birth & perineal massage
  • What your birth partner and /or Doula can do for you
  • Your birth plan and how to make difficult decisions during labour and birth
  • Provide guidance for birth partner
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • The early days with your new baby
  • ‚Äč
  • Additional speakers include: New mom and dad.
  • ‚Äč
  • Our Antenatal¬†classes are presented by:
  • ¬†
  • Tertia Alkema¬†
  • Doula and co-owner of Mother Instinct and mother of two.
  • Laura Sayce
  • International Breastfeeding Consultant and mother of two.
  • Cost:¬†R1 500 for the weekend for both you and your partner. This includes a snack on Friday evenings muffins and fruit for breakfast. (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Place:¬†The ante-natal¬†classes are held at Genesis Clinic, Cnr Jan Smuts avenue and Northwold dr, Saxonwold, ¬† ¬† ¬† Johannesburg.
    You will receive complimentary gifts and each couple will be given handouts and selected resource information to use for their births.‚Äč


Contact Info : Tertia 0837387439 Email : info@motherinstinct.co.za Url: http://www.motherinstinct.co.za/
Antenatal Classes from Birthing from Within ( 09:00 - 16:00 )
What do YOU need to know to give birth? Childbirth and Parenting Preparation Holistic, Soulful, Interactive & Creative - antenatal classes for conscious parents These classes are for expectant parents seeking useful information, practical tools, and a thoughtful exploration of pregnancy, birth, and parenting. I welcome parents birthing in hospital, at home, in water or in a clinic. My classes feature lively group discussion, role-plays, creative exercises and hands-on practice. Through learning a range of pain-coping approaches and labor support practices, parents build confidence and a positive mindset for coping while partners gain new tools for their unique support role. Fathers and birth partners benefit from additional support and resources in a special extra session just for them. Each birth is unique. These classes are based on Birthing From Within developed by Pam England. Each prenatal class provides resources to help you work towards the experience you envision while preparing you for the full spectrum of birth. Gain new tools and insight as you explore different paths of birth, coping with the intensity of labor, meeting your baby and navigating the unexpected. Classes extend beyond birth to explore postpartum healing and adjustment and newborn care and parenting. The classes are held in a warm and nurturing environment and is limited to 6 couples which allows for individual attention and relationships to form. For more information about these classes click here Weekend Intensive on 15th & 16th November Testimonials "These classes helped my partner and I to bond and they greatly increased our communication and confidence about birth" ~ mother "I like the holistic approach to birth and parenting - mental, physical and emotional. The classes were practical and a great way to prepare for this life changing event of becoming parents!" ~ mother Booking Information: When: Weekend - 15th & 16th November 2013 Time: 10am to 5pm Where: Genesis Clinic Investment: R1600 per couple (cash discount) Book: sally@birthsupport.co.za Phone: 082-584-0666 Book your place in this holistic antenatal class Building a Pain Coping Mindset Birthing From Within was founded when Pam England, a mother and midwife, asked people about their experiences in their ante-natal classes. They often told her there wasn‚Äôt enough time spent on coping with pain. Parents were telling her ‚Äúthey wished they had learned more about how to embrace and cope with pain, intensity, the unknown and surprises‚ÄĚ. As a doula I had women saying the same to me. This is what drew me to this modality of childbirth preparation. I am deeply motivated to help mothers and fathers learn to be mindful and to build a strong pain-coping mindset. You can read more about building a pain coping mindset here or attend my classes to learn mindfulness and pain coping practices that you will use way beyond labour & birth, they are useful for parenting and life.

Contact Info : Sally Baker 082-584-0666 Email : sally@birthsupport.co.za
HypnoBirthing at Genesis Clinic ( 09:00 - 16:30 )

HypnoBirthing¬ģ

Theoni is one of the¬†few certified Hypnobirthing¬ģ practitioners in South Africa. Using Hypnobirthing¬ģ methods she teaches mothers and birth companions techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing.

About HypnoBirthing:

HypnoBirthing involves teaching the technique of self-hypnosis. Through self-hypnosis you achieve a state of deep relaxation, similar to watching the flames in a fire, or the waves crashing in the ocean. It teaches you how to release all prior programming about birth and how to trust your body and work with it. The HypnoBirthing relaxation techniques allow you to let go of fear and other harmful emotions. With lessened tension, your body is freed to tap into your own natural birthing instincts and to function as it is designed to do in childbirth.

The Benefits:

· Improved health and better sleep during pregnancy

· Educates you about birthing, allowing you to make more informed birthing choices

· Shortens labour

· Teaches deep levels of relaxation that decrease pain

· Reduces the need for pain-relief or intervention

· Reduces fatigue during labour

· Better recovery after birth and less risk for post-natal depression

· Babies are calmer possibly due to diminished trauma at birth.

 

How it works:

You can start HypnoBirthingÒ any time after your 20 week scan, to 36 weeks. The course consists of 4 weekly sessions and can either be held in a group or privately. Groups are up to a maximum of five couples so that there is time for each of you to have your concerns addressed. You will be provided with the official Hypnobirthing book by Marie Morgan, 2 x Relaxation CD’s, and all course materials.

You will learn:

· How your body works and what happens during pregnancy and labour

· Techniques of deep relaxation and how these can assist you during your labour

· How to create a calm, serene birthing environment

· Massage techniques for the birthing partner to assist during labour

· Advice on choosing your healthcare provider and birthing place

· How to write a flexible birthing plan, taking account of your preferences

· How to look after yourself with exercise and nutrition.

Course Details: Courses held at Genesis Clinic. 5 Northwold Drive, Saxonwold, cnr Jan Smuts 011 646 3923

hypnobirthing



Contact Info : Theoni Papoutsis 083 229 3253 Email : theoni@consciousbirth.co.za Url: http://www.consciousbirth.co.za
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Mother Instinct Antenatal Workshops ( 08:00 - 13:00 )
  • ¬†
  • Come¬†and spend a weekend with us to prepare you for your birthing.
  • We use a variety of teaching methods to ensure active participation.
  • These sessions aim to:
  • Equip you with information to make informed choices regarding method of birth and place of birth
  • Optimise chances of a good birth experience
  • What to expect during labour and birth and clarify what a woman‚Äôs needs are during labour
  • Demistifying pain during labour and birth and discussion on different pain relief methods
  • Signs of labour and when to contact your birth team
  • Body movement and positions for labour and birth & perineal massage
  • What your birth partner and /or Doula can do for you
  • Your birth plan and how to make difficult decisions during labour and birth
  • Provide guidance for birth partner
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • The early days with your new baby
  • ‚Äč
  • Additional speakers include: New mom and dad.
  • ‚Äč
  • Our Antenatal¬†classes are presented by:
  • ¬†
  • Tertia Alkema¬†
  • Doula and co-owner of Mother Instinct and mother of two.
  • Laura Sayce
  • International Breastfeeding Consultant and mother of two.
  • Cost:¬†R1 500 for the weekend for both you and your partner. This includes a snack on Friday evenings muffins and fruit for breakfast. (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Place:¬†The ante-natal¬†classes are held at Genesis Clinic, Cnr Jan Smuts avenue and Northwold dr, Saxonwold, ¬† ¬† ¬† Johannesburg.
    You will receive complimentary gifts and each couple will be given handouts and selected resource information to use for their births.‚Äč


Contact Info : Tertia 0837387439 Email : info@motherinstinct.co.za Url: http://www.motherinstinct.co.za/
Antenatal Classes from Birthing from Within ( 09:00 - 16:00 )
What do YOU need to know to give birth? Childbirth and Parenting Preparation Holistic, Soulful, Interactive & Creative - antenatal classes for conscious parents These classes are for expectant parents seeking useful information, practical tools, and a thoughtful exploration of pregnancy, birth, and parenting. I welcome parents birthing in hospital, at home, in water or in a clinic. My classes feature lively group discussion, role-plays, creative exercises and hands-on practice. Through learning a range of pain-coping approaches and labor support practices, parents build confidence and a positive mindset for coping while partners gain new tools for their unique support role. Fathers and birth partners benefit from additional support and resources in a special extra session just for them. Each birth is unique. These classes are based on Birthing From Within developed by Pam England. Each prenatal class provides resources to help you work towards the experience you envision while preparing you for the full spectrum of birth. Gain new tools and insight as you explore different paths of birth, coping with the intensity of labor, meeting your baby and navigating the unexpected. Classes extend beyond birth to explore postpartum healing and adjustment and newborn care and parenting. The classes are held in a warm and nurturing environment and is limited to 6 couples which allows for individual attention and relationships to form. For more information about these classes click here Weekend Intensive on 15th & 16th November Testimonials "These classes helped my partner and I to bond and they greatly increased our communication and confidence about birth" ~ mother "I like the holistic approach to birth and parenting - mental, physical and emotional. The classes were practical and a great way to prepare for this life changing event of becoming parents!" ~ mother Booking Information: When: Weekend - 15th & 16th November 2013 Time: 10am to 5pm Where: Genesis Clinic Investment: R1600 per couple (cash discount) Book: sally@birthsupport.co.za Phone: 082-584-0666 Book your place in this holistic antenatal class Building a Pain Coping Mindset Birthing From Within was founded when Pam England, a mother and midwife, asked people about their experiences in their ante-natal classes. They often told her there wasn‚Äôt enough time spent on coping with pain. Parents were telling her ‚Äúthey wished they had learned more about how to embrace and cope with pain, intensity, the unknown and surprises‚ÄĚ. As a doula I had women saying the same to me. This is what drew me to this modality of childbirth preparation. I am deeply motivated to help mothers and fathers learn to be mindful and to build a strong pain-coping mindset. You can read more about building a pain coping mindset here or attend my classes to learn mindfulness and pain coping practices that you will use way beyond labour & birth, they are useful for parenting and life.

Contact Info : Sally Baker 082-584-0666 Email : sally@birthsupport.co.za
HypnoBirthing Classes ( 09:00 - 16:30 )
  • HypnoBirthing¬ģ
  • About HypnoBirthing:
  • HypnoBirthing¬†involves teaching the technique of self-hypnosis. Through self-hypnosis you achieve a state of deep relaxation, similar to watching the flames in a fire, or the waves crashing in the ocean. It teaches you how to release all prior programming¬†about birth¬†and how to trust your body and work with it. The HypnoBirthing¬†relaxation techniques allow you to let go of fear and other harmful emotions. With lessened tension, your body is freed to tap into your own natural birthing instincts and to function as it is designed to do in childbirth.
  • The Benefits:
  • ¬∑¬†Improved health and better sleep during pregnancy
  • ¬∑¬†Educates you about birthing, allowing you to make more informed birthing choices
  • ¬∑¬†Shortens labour
  • ¬∑¬†Teaches deep levels of relaxation that decrease pain
  • ¬∑¬†Reduces the need for pain-relief or intervention
  • ¬∑¬†Reduces fatigue during labour
  • ¬∑¬†Better recovery after birth and less risk for post-natal depression
  • ¬∑¬†Babies are calmer possibly due to diminished trauma at birth.
  • ¬†
  • How it works:
  • You can start HypnoBirthing√í¬†any time after your 20 week scan, to 36 weeks.¬†The course consists of 4 weekly sessions and can either be held in a group or privately. Groups are up to a maximum of five couples so that there is time for each of you to have your concerns addressed. You will be provided with the official Hypnobirthing book by Marie Morgan, 2 x Relaxation CD‚Äôs, and all course materials.
  • You will learn:
  • ¬∑¬†How your¬†body works¬†and what happens during pregnancy and labour
  • ¬∑¬†Techniques of deep relaxation and how these can assist you during your labour
  • ¬∑¬†How to create a calm, serene birthing environment
  • ¬∑¬†Massage techniques¬†for the birthing partner to assist during labour
  • ¬∑¬†Advice on choosing your healthcare provider and birthing place
  • ¬∑¬†How to write a flexible¬†birthing plan, taking account of your preferences
  • ¬∑¬†How to look after yourself with exercise and nutrition.
  • Course Details:¬†Courses held at¬†Genesis Clinic.¬†5 Northwold Drive, Saxonwold, cnr Jan Smuts 011 646 3923

Theoni is one of the¬†few certified Hypnobirthing¬ģ practitioners in South Africa. Using Hypnobirthing¬ģ methods she teaches mothers and birth companions techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing.



Contact Info : Theoni Papoutsis 083 229 3253 Email : theoni@consciousbirth.co.za Url: http://www.consciousbirth.co.za
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