Ante Natal Nurturing Programme

The ‘Welcome to the World’ programme is an 8-week group for parents expecting a baby. Parents attend the group from approximately 22 weeks of pregnancy. Topics include empathy and loving attentiveness, infant brain development, healthy choices, managing stress and promoting self-esteem and confidence, and effective communication.

Aims of the programme:

  • improving attunement and bonding

  • improving parental wellbeing

  • improving knowledge and skills in breast-feeding and practical care of babies.

 It’s an Antenatal Programme for future Mums and Dads.

  • To give an opportunity for expectant parents to explore their roots, traditions, hopes and fears for the future.

  • To develop strong bonds of communication between parents by sharing experiences and ideas.

  • To understand how a baby develops before and after birth.

  • To understand how important it is to nurture ourselves and provide the best opportunities for the baby to grow and flourish.

  • To think about our future as parents as a couple as a family.

  • To become familiar with the necessary practical skills of caring for a new born baby, such as bathing, nappy changing, infant feeding and discussion on baby equipment.

Every week we will discuss different topics:

Week 0 & 1  – Aims of Antenatal Nurturing Programme

Week 2 – Nurturing my Baby’s development and Growing brain

Week 3 – Celebration of Birth

Week 4 – Personal Power, Self Esteem and Healthy Eating choices

Week 5 – Helping my Baby calm Himself/Herself

Week 6 –Feelings… and How we communicate, Communication between Parents and Baby

Week 7 – Family life with new baby

Week 8 – Midwife and Labour

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