7 Holistic Birth Prep Classes

Let me be your guide through Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum. Western Midwife’s Knowledge & Experience infused by Eastern Traditional Wisdom, Yoga & Ayurveda.

Please join me in my signature 7 weekly child birth education classes Online Live with Zoom or in person in Bangkok. We cover all you ever wanted to know and experience, to prepare at best for the birth of your baby and … your own rebirth into a mother or father! All classes are highly interactive with a handout.

Why child birth education? A basic understanding of the physiological changes in the body/mind allows to be less fearful and be at ease during this time of transformation. When totally unaware, a mom and dad can be caught completely off guard and this is likely to increase any existing fear and decrease the chance of living an incredible experience.

The classes are about 1:30 hours each, total 10:30 hours. Ideally you take all 7 classes once a week, to be fully prepared for child birth and the journey of parenthood, before 36 weeks of pregnancy. Or you can take 1 or more classes of your choice.

Once your baby is there and if you had no time to preparing during pregnancy, then the postpartum classes 4-5-6-7 are highly recommended.

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7 BIRTH PREP CLASSES Online Zoom or Live in Bangkok

  • 1 CONSCIOUSLY PREGNANT. We discover how the history of childbirth in the West has set us on an precedented course of medicated and surgical birth. We explore pregnancy- this huge transformation of a woman into a mother - from physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, social angle. Pregnancy as a chance to rebirth yourself? How to ensure being healthy, live a healthy pregnancy, birth a healthy baby? How to consciously breathe, eat, move, rest, sleep, love, have a spiritual practice? How to educate your baby in the womb? How about the pregnancy journey of the partner? The class is fun, interactive, includes some birth art and unexpected discovering of your partner’s views
  • 2 BIRTH OF MY BABY AND MY REBIRTH AS A MOTHER. We learn about the stages of physiological labour of LOVE and birth of your baby and of yourself into a mother; hormones; the cycle pain-fear-anxiety; coping techniques from hypnobirthing; tearing. Medical interventions such as induction, epidural anaesthesia, episiotomy, vacuum suction birth, caesarean birth. We practice positions for labour and birth. And what can we do with the placenta? How does the baby and partner experience the birth trip and birthing/rebirthing? How drugs interfere with the natural process. With insights in the Thai medical system and how to navigate through it.
  • 3 MY BIRTH PLAN. Now we know enough to create The Birth Plan: a road map for your birth trip, together with your partner. Being informed and empowered, you will visualize your labour and birth in detail. You will design your personal birth plan based on a template, listing your preferences on a host of issues and procedures concerning pregnancy, labour and immediate postpartum. Discuss this plan with your doula/doctor. However, pregnancy and birth are unpredictable, so we like to keep our plans flexible!
  • 4 MY POSTPARTUM PLAN. The first 42 days after birth define your next 42 years in life! What are your expectations? Design your postpartum wellness sanctuary plan with: 1. Nourishing and healing confinement foods (includes a shopping list)/ 2. Nurturing self-care/ 3. Household support allowing to create a wellness sanctuary with new sleeping patterns/ 4. Creating a new universe with the baby/ 5. Expectations of changing relationships and role/ 6. Support from caretakers. With references to postpartum literature.
  • 5 BREASTFEEDING. In class 5 you tap into your innate skills of breastfeeding. Yes, your body knows how to do this! Learn about baby feeding cues, the good latch, different positions for breastfeeding, hormones and the milk production, sore nipples, mastitis, diet to support lactation. And how can we create good feeding habits for baby?
  • 6 SACRED 42 DAYS POSTPARTUM FOR MOM. Class 6 is all about the value of mothering the mother while reclaiming traditional postpartum care and women’s wisdom, so that …one day, you can walk into menopause being whole healthy. Learn about the 5 pillars of postpartum care for the new mother: 1. Welcome and honour the mother/ 2. Nourish her with food for body-mind-soul (includes rest and household support)/ 3. Nurture her with breath and bodywork (body steam, body massage, body scrub, breast massage, vaginal steam, YUU FAI Traditional Thai postpartum care)/ 4. Bind the belly and close the bones/ 5. Celebrate her like a queen. Sacred postpartum care in the first 42 days after birth is an investment in your health for the next 42 years of life!
  • 7 BABY’S FIRST 42 DAYS ON EARTH. In class 7 you learn about falling in love with your baby, baby massage and baby bath, eat and sleep patterns, nappies and elimination communication, cord care, cramps, carrying baby and how you and your partner can adapt to different sleep patterns, sharing the care and start parenting this baby! This class is very practical, including suggestions on which essential baby items to buy (baby bath, co-sleeper, reusable nappies, breasts pump…).

CLASS DETAILS

  • Private classes are available any time at your request, ideally once a week for 7 weeks or over 14 weeks, finishing by 36 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Classes can be in your home on the Sukhumvit line between Onnut and Siam, for other locations it is 200 THB more or Grab price. Classes after 8pm require taxi fee.
  • If cancelation within 24 hours before the private sessions, then the full price applies.
  • The Zoom Meeting ID is sent to you after payment, before the class starts.
  • An invoice for your insurance can be issued.

Private classes:

  •              1 class/1,5 hr/couple: 2,400 THB/76 $/65 Euro
  •              7 classes/10,5 hrs/couple: 16,000 THB/510 $/425 Eur

Group classes for couples (with minimum 2 paying participants):

  •              1 class/1,5 hr/couple: 1,000 THB/32 $/27 Euro
  •              7 classes/10,5 hrs/couple: 6,500 THB/195 $/167 Euro

BOOKING: click on GOING on the FB event or call Krist’l, 48 hrs before the workshop. Your participation is confirmed after payment. No cancelations due to limited numbers.

PAYMENT: ttb Bank Thailand: Kristel Dhaene, Account nr 223-2-28414-7

Or PAYPAL: kristldhaene@gmail.com, PayPal.Me/KristelDhaene (with a surplus of 7%).

Kindly send payment slip via Messenger or WhatsApp 0957010084. Thank you.

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THE CLASS DATES

Group classes for couples (with minimum 2 paying participants): Every Wednesday from 7.30 pm - 9 pm Bangkok time

  1. Consciously Pregnant: 21 Oct 2021 (Thursday)
  2. Birth of my Baby and my Rebirth as a Mother: 27 Oct 2021
  3. My Birth Plan: 3 Nov 2021
  4. My Postpartum Plan: 10 Nov 2021
  5. Breastfeeding: 17 Nov 2021
  6. Sacred 42 Days Postpartum for Mom: 24 Nov 2021
  7. Baby’s First 42 Days on Earth: 1 Dec 2021

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 Q: How do I join a group class? Feel free to call me for more info on WhatsApp +66 957010084, kristldhaene@gmail.com . You can sign up on the Event page of my Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pg/holisticmidwifekristldhaene/events/?ref=page_internal

Q: Can I do a private class? Sure! Anytime, just call me to arrange a date. 

Q: How long does the class lasts? The 7 classes are about 1:30 hours each, total about 10 hours for 7 classes.

Q: How many classes would I need? Ideally you take all 7 classes and be ready by 36 weeks of pregnancy. Or you can take 1 class of your choice.