pregnancy care
Preganacy Care Session By Dr.Tanima Singhal

I) PREGNANCY CARE SESSIONS

WHEN CAN BE DONE – 1 SESSIONS IN EACH TRIMESTER
First session – before 12 weeks of pregnancy
Second session – between 13 – 28 weeks of pregnancy
Third session – between 29-40 weeks of pregnancy

Topics –

1) Lifestyle changes during pregnancy
2) Non medical management for
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A. Indigestion/heart burn
B. Constipation/loose motions
C. Swelling of feet
D. Nausea vomiting
E. Sleeplessness
F. Anxiety etc

3) What a pregnant couple must know
4) Do’s and don’ts during pregnancy
5) Myth shattering
6) Query solving
7) Counting baby’s movements and heart sounds
8) Emergencies during pregnancy and what to do
9) How to avoid stretch marks
Duration of each session – 1 hour

II) BREASTFEEDING PREPARATION

WHEN CAN BE DONE – anytime after 30 weeks of pregnancy

Topics –

  •  Positioning the baby
  •  Latching on
  •  Normal nipple soreness
  •  Cramping with breastfeeding
  •  How often to feed the baby
  •  Need to wake the baby
  •  Alerting techniques
  •  Rooting
  •  Sucking
  •  Listening for swallows
  •  Preventing engorgement
  •  Nutrition
  •  Supply and demand
  •  Infant cues

 

Duration of session – 1.5 hour

 

III) ESSENTIAL NEWBORN CARE AND PARENTING BASICS

WHEN CAN BE DONE – anytime after 30 weeks of pregnancy

Topics –

  •  Healthy newborn
  •  Warmth
  •  Breastfeeding
  •  Skin care and baby bath
  •  Routine care
  •  Baby massage
  •  Care of umblical cord
  •  Care of eyes
  •  Clothing of baby
  •  General care
  •  Weight recording (growth tracking)
  •  Immunisation
  •  Traditional practises
  •  Understanding you newborn
  •  Sensory activities
  •  Smart parenting tips

Duration of session – 1.5 hour

 

IV) CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

6 weeks program with special focus on preparing pregnant woman for natural/normal childbirth delivery

WHEN CAN BE DONE – From 28 weeks of pregnancy

Week 1 – all about labor and delivery including stages of lbour etc.

Week 2 – upper body, lower body and pelvis preparation

Week 3 – breathing exercises

Week 4 – breastfeeding

Week 5 – baby care and parenting

Week 6 – 2 practise sessions

 

Preparing for motherhood and parenthood, is all way a new phase of life and a lot of guidance is required to do so especially in case of nuclear family and first timer. From eating during pregnancy to feeding your baby, child birthing education takes it all into consideration. Childbirth educators are specially trained professionals who educate and guide you through various important aspects of pregnancy and childbirth with an evidence-based information, like comfort measures, pain management during labor, delivery positions, birth options, latching techniques, breast feeding and baby care. Childbirth educators play an important role in the emotional, physical, and informational support for expectant parents

Why should we get prepared for childbirth education in advance?

  • Labour is not the right time when you want to be coached on delivering a baby within OT by a medical team, who hardly know you.
  •  Therefore, CBE sessions are aimed to prepare you in advance by training on how to deal with labour pains, build your confidence to deliver a baby naturally, build bond with your partner, address your myths, queries and apprehensions about labour and childbirth.
  • Child birthing education has always proved to lower tension and anxiety during labor.