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Antenatal Support Programme

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    Antenatal Drop In Clinic

    All pregnant women.

    You are pregnant and if you have any problems, questions or queries regarding parent craft issues, advice on signs and symptoms of labour etc.

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    Antenatal Infant Feeding Workshop

    Before a child is born, parents are hungry for knowledge on what best to feed their new-born. They will be bombarded with information from several sources on how best to do it.

    To help a parent make an informed choice on this important matter, we offer our Pre-Birth Feeding Workshop.

    Expectant parents will learn the most-up-to date and reliable information about ways to feed their new-born.

    Parents will learn about:

    • Breastfeeding
    • Formula feeding
    • Feeding routines and practical tips

    Our Pre-Birth Feeding Workshops are facilitated by our Health Visitor Teresa and the Health Team.

    For expectant parents.

  • Hypnobirthing

    Sure Start South Armagh currently has 3 fully trained 'The Mongan Method' Hypnobirthing practitioners who deliver 5 week programmes to couples interested in learning how to birth in a more relaxed and stress free environment for mother and baby.

    • Hypnobirthing programme runs for 5 weeks in total
    • 2- 2.5 hours per week
    • Hypnobirthing book will be provided

    What is hypnobirthing?

    Hypnobirthing will help you learn how to birth your baby comfortably and calmly.

    Along with your birth partner you will learn to experience birthing in a safer , stress-free manner.

    Through self- hypnosis, special breathing and visualization, Hypnobirthing teaches you to release fear and to trust your body’s ability to birth instinctively.  With hypnobirthing you will not be in a trance or sleep state - you will be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.

    Advantages of Hypnobirthing;

    • Teaches deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that causes tension and hence pain
    • Greatly reduces and often eliminates the need for chemical painkillers and drugs
    • Shortens labour
    • Leaves mother alert, fresh awake and with energy after birthing
    • Helps parents to become impowered with techniques to achieve a gentle, calm birth for themselves and their baby
    • Gives the birthing companion an integral role in the birthing
    • Embraces the concept of pre-birth bonding
    • Teaches breathing techniques that allows a woman to gently breathe her baby into the world without physical pushing
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    Real Birth Programme

    The Real Birth Programme is an evidence based antenatal education programme that helps you understand what happens to you and your baby during labour.

    The programme uses a factual and honest approach to labour, and birth preparation that helps you feel reassured and knowledgeable about your birth choices.


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    Antenatal Pilates

    Being active during pregnancy is safe and healthy for you and your baby.

    Pilates strengthens your body and improves balance, flexibility, and posture. Studies show that Pilates can significantly strengthen your pelvic floor muscles which support your womb, bladder and bowel and reduce labour pain intensity. Like Yoga, it uses breathing exercise, which can help you relax and control your breathing which is beneficial during labour.

    GP clearance is required.


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