Home birth can be a safe option for low risk, healthy women. Research has shown giving birth at home resulted in fewer interventions, low rates of caesarean sections and more chance of a "normal birth" compared with women who gave birth in an obstetric unit (The Birthplace Cohort Study 2011).
The home birth service provided by the HSE is free of charge to the mother as long as the eligibility criteria is met.
If you are thinking of having a home birth, get in touch for further details or log onto https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/3/maternity/homebirth-services.html
KG Hypnobirthing is a complete in-depth antenatal preparation course designed to release fear and build confidence during birth.
As well as understanding the changes your body goes through during labour, it is important to include the mind, and how you can utilize this in order to stay calm and relaxed throughout labour and birth.
AH Midwifery offers a face-to-face course to help you and your partner get ready for the arrival of your little bundle of joy.
Alternatively, you can follow an online course to fit into the demands of a busy lifestyle. Click onto https://www.kghypnobirthing.com/hypnobirthing-online-course/?atid=9 to sign up for the online package.
Baby Massage Classes
Baby massage is beneficial for a range of reasons - it promotes bonding between you and your baby, helps with ailments such as colic, constipation, and many more, while also helping with your baby’s sleeping habits.
You will learn how to massage your baby, gain more knowledge in discovering baby’s cues, understand the development of your baby and how to adapt massage as your baby grows. Baby massage is a wonderful way to spend quality time with your baby, in a non-judgmental space for you and your baby to share, learn, laugh and relax.
Reflexology is a hands on therapy that views the feet as a map to the rest of the body. By stimulating particular areas of the feet, will encourage the corresponding area of the body to promote self healing.
Reflexology in pregnancy can be a relaxing and calming therapy, helping with various ailments in pregnancy, as well as preparing the body for labour.