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