Mindful Childbirth Education

This series of 5 classes (3 hours each class) will cover the following topics:​

  • The physiology of normal labor, birth and early postpartum
  • How to optimize the hormones of labor for a smooth and safe birth
  • Positioning to facilitate the normal progress of labor and birth – optimizing the position of the baby and the dimensions of the pelvis
  • Comfort measures for the woman and tools for her partner to take an active role in the labor and birth
  • Relaxation skills to use during pregnancy and labor
  • Mindfulness tools to help the woman stay in the moment, recognizing when the mind has gone into a story (e.g. ‘what ifs’) and how to bring it back to the present
  • Evidence-based information about choices in birth
  • Communication skills for the pregnant woman and her partner with members of the health care team
  • Guidance for the pregnant woman to make informed decisions about medical procedures, including non-pharmacological pain relief (e.g. epidurals) and cesarean birth, always focusing on how to keep birth as normal as possible even if an intervention is requested or medically necessary
  • Breastfeeding and the early postpartum period
  • How to cope with the baby when you bring him/her home
  • Healthy lifestyles for pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • A reunion once all the babies have been born. We will have an opportunity to meet all the babies and to talk about some hands-on parenting issues

Classes are in English and are restricted to a maximum of 7 couples. They are held in Arnona, Jerusalem, 7.30 – 10.30 pm or on Zoom (7.00 – 10.00 pm).
Cost: 1150 NIS. | Some local hospitals and some health funds refund part of this amount.

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This series of 5 classes (3 hours each class) will cover the following topics:​

Classes are in English and are restricted to a maximum of 7 couples. They are held in Arnona, Jerusalem, 7.30 – 10.30 pm or on Zoom (7.00 – 10.00 pm).
Cost: 1150 NIS. | Some local hospitals and some health funds refund part of this amount.