The Prenatal Parenting Programme is a unique session that is ideally attended between 16 and 26 weeks but is beneficial to parents and baby at any point in pregnancy.
Whilst being pregnant for most is a time to celebrate and be joyful it can also bring with it many concerns and worries. The physiological and emotional changes that occur can offer their own challenges for women in our multi-tasking, time poor, busy culture too.
In up to 3 short hours we can help you learn how to deal with any situation that arises in a way that is right for you and for your baby. No more feeling guilty if something makes you feel ‘bad’.
We can give you the tools to increase your energy levels whenever you need, let go of negativity and enhance your self-esteem. You will also learn some great ways to bond and interact with your baby which leads to the best bit about this session…
Whilst you are learning some great things, your baby will be benefiting too.
Medical science has now been able to provide proof with increasing evidence that a baby’s parents’ lifestyle, emotions and external environmental factors are all important to their development.
An important lesson we can learn from this research in foetology, is that the way a woman connects with her baby and how she feels during her pregnancy, is an important factor in her baby’s emotional and physical growth.
If you are reading about this session we know that you fall into the category of caring about this information, but it's often the case that the more we care, the more we worry that we are getting it wrong.
There is so much guilt placed on parents these days so it is important to understand that this doesn’t mean that you have to suddenly find a way to live a perfectly harmonious life, (not that you could if you tried).
Your children will see and experience examples of sadness, anger, frustration, etc after they have been born and as they grow, and there maybe times that it is appropriate for you to display those feelings during your pregnancy also.
We want you to feel confident throughout your pregnancy, that you are able to do what is right for your baby, even when the tough stuff happens. We call this deliberate prenatal bonding.
The first part of the Prenatal Parenting Programme session is focused on understanding your emotions because we are in fact not always taught about our emotional responses in a useful way. This for many is a real eye opener of a session and paves the way for an increased sense of control and emotional well-being, as well as laying a strong foundation for their child’s emotional intelligence.
The second part is all about looking after you during which you will find out ways to increase your energy levels, let go of negativity, raise your self-esteem and promote positivity.
Special moments with your baby is the final part of this unique session when you will explore a number of different ways that you and others close to you can enjoy interacting with your baby.
The ideal time for mums-to-be and their partners to attend The Wise Hippo Prenatal Parenting Programme is between 16 and 26 weeks, but attending can be beneficial at any time during pregnancy.
During the Prenatal Parenting Programme session you will get to see a lovely family sharing their prenatal bonding story, along with their beautiful birth, and precious moments straight after birth.
After the session you will receive a breakdown of all the tools and techniques that you have learnt along with 3 mp3s:
- Quiet time with your baby which you can listen to regularly.
- Blow away your worries which will support you in letting go of any negativity.
- The Wise Hippo instrumental music.
You may also like to join the main Wise Hippo Prenatal Parenting Facebook page where you can share your thoughts on prenatal bonding.
Attending a class or course taught by The Wise Hippo Herts & Bucks is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical / healthcare practitioner, midwife or obstetrician.