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.
Cost: 850 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:​

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.
Cost: 850 NIS. | Some local hospitals and some health funds refund part of this amount.