Pregnancy Education Week - 13 to 21 February 2016
The Childbirth Educators Professional Forum and Bio-Oil are joining hands this February to empower expectant parents through information and highlight the value and benefits of antenatal classes.
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The theme of this year’s Pregnancy Education Week (13 to 21 February 2016) is ‘Date and way of birth – what would baby choose?’ – highlighting how childbirth education enables you to make informed choices about what’s best for you and your baby. During Pregnancy Education Week, childbirth educators, Bio-Oil and hospitals around the country are teaming up to offer various talks and pregnancy-related activities.

“We strongly recommend childbirth education,” says Lauren Macnab of Bio-Oil, official partner for Pregnancy Education Week. “It allows parents to make informed choices and gives expectant parents invaluable confidence and reassurance.”

Six good reasons to attend childbirth education classes:

  1. Expertise – educators are experienced nursing sisters and midwives who have chosen to specialise in childbirth education because they passionately believe in it.
  2. Knowledge – you learn about ALL the childbirth options available to you, and the pros and cons of each.
  3. Tools – you’ll be given practical tips and techniques - such as breathing, relaxation, positions, massage and visualisation - that can help you have an easier birth.
  4. Confidence– you and your partner will feel more confident knowing what to expect and how to manage it.
  5. Be prepared – you’ll be taught about all aspects of pregnancy and birth, from stretch marks to caring for your newborn.
  6. Connections – you’ll meet other expectant parents from your area. Lifelong friendships can be formed.

To find a childbirth educator in your area and for more information on childbirth education visit http://expectantmothersguide.co.za/childbirth-educator-listings/

Contact your local hospital or clinic to find out more about their Pregnancy Education Week events.

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