ON-SITE SUPPORTING PRACTITIONERS
Spend a weekend with your partner in the Studio at Origin Family-Centred Maternity Hospital to prepare for your birthing. The cost of R1400 includes eats on both Saturday and Sunday as well as gifts, handouts and selected resource information. Please see Calendar for the weekend class schedule for 2017.
The antenatal classes are presented by Elsabe Brusser, Registered Nurse and Midwife, and co-owner of Mother Instinct, and aim to:
Equip you with information to make informed choices regarding method of birth and place of birth
Optimise chances of a good birth experience
Explain what to expect during labour and birth and what a woman’s needs are during labour
Demystify pain during labour and birth and discuss different pain relief methods
Describe signs of labour and when to contact your birth team
Explain what your birth partner and /or doula can do for you
Discuss your birth plan and how to make difficult decisions during labour and birth
Provide guidance for birth partner
Cover breastfeeding basics and the early days with your new baby
Dr Elsje Meyer is a chiropractor with a special interest in paediatric care. She uses a range of specific chiropractic techniques for child and baby care, including craniosacral therapy and the Logan technique for children, as well as the Webster technique for pregnant women.
Dr Meyer regularly treats newborn babies, children, parents and grandparents, as well as athletes. Patients look for help for all types of conditions of the muscular, joint, and nervous systems. A range of therapies, including sports taping, ultrasound and dry needling, are used to complement chiropractic adjustments.
Make a booking or enquire via email:
TEL: 083 292 7223
Ilse du Plessis
DNH Inc., Physiotherapists
DNH Inc. offers physiotherapy assessment and treatment rooms on the same floor as Origin Family-Centred Maternity Hospital as well as in the comfort of your own home. They provide quality, client-centred services to women in all life stages, using the latest research and equipment to ensure effective, sustainable results.
Examples of conditions they treat include pregnancy-related joint/muscular pain, pelvic girdle pain, antenatal or postnatal problems associated with pregnancy or childbirth and, incontinence. They also assist after gynaecological surgery such as hysterectomy and pelvic floor repair.
Other services that they provide include antenatal and postnatal pilates classes, exercise prescription during pregnancy, assessment and treatment in paediatric development, and paediatric respiratory treatment.
The Pilates Method is a mind-body centring technique that enhances the importance of beginning movement from a central core of stability. This central core is the lumbo-pelvic region, and consists of a few muscles, namely transverses abdominus, the pelvic muscles, and gluteals. Pilates exercises will help to change abdominal patterns of movements caused by muscle imbalances in the body, by strengthening and stretching the body and working on precision of movement, and awareness of breath control.
During pregnancy the body goes through multiple changes that can be hard on the new mother. Ligamentous structures become much looser around the pelvic area, and can cause pain in the pelvis, hips, and back. Pilates can help to manage this, and also help to prepare the body for birth and recovery afterwards.
At DNH Physiotherapy we apply traditional Pilates in a more clinical way to help and improve any problems you may be experiencing. In this way we can adjust classes to assist with a specific need, e.g. low back pain, neck pain, to improve flexibility, or just to improve overall health and function.
We also offer one-on-one sessions.
Where: DNH Physiotherapy Studio, Floor 1, Panorama Health Care Centre, Cnr Hennie Winterbach & Rothschild Blvd, Panorama, Parow.
Please contact DNH Physiotherapists for times, costs and bookings.
Make a booking or enquire via email:
TEL: 021 826 7656
Kim Young presents HypnoBirthing courses of 5 x weekly classes in the Studio at Origin Family-Centred Maternity Hospital on Tuesday evenings. Please refer to Calendar for cost and schedule of courses for 2017.
The HypnoBirthing® Way
Enhanced by relaxation techniques that allow you to use your natural birthing instincts, HypnoBirthing® can help you achieve an easier, faster and more comfortable birth without unnecessary intervention.
How does HypnoBirthing® work?
HypnoBirthing® teaches you to reach a deep state of relaxation using self-hypnosis, a state most people experience at some point every day whilst daydreaming, reading or watching TV.
HypnoBirthing® relaxation allows you to remove unnecessary fear, and where there is no fear, there is no tension, allowing your body to function as it is perfectly designed to in childbirth.
Improved sleep and health through pregnancy
Informs you of the choices you can make about your birth
Reduces the need for pain relief or intervention
Fewer cases of postnatal depression
Make a booking or enquire via phone or email:
TEL: 073 085 6645
Expectant Dads’ Course
It’s a DAD!
Congratulations, you are about to become a dad! Fatherhood is the most important role you will ever play, and it starts the moment your partner falls pregnant. Men play a vital role during pregnancy and birth, yet very few know what is needed of them during this time. Equipping yourself for the pregnancy, childbirth and fatherhood journey is one of the most valuable investments you will ever make.
In this practical 3-hour course presented by Craig Wilkinson, TEDx Speaker, author of the book ‘DAD’, and Editor of Blaque Life Quarterly, you will learn:
How to prepare yourself for the challenge of fatherhood
How to support your partner through pregnancy and birth
Your role during labour and childbirth
How to deal with your own emotions
What to expect when your child is born
How to navigate the early days of fatherhood
The ‘ins and outs’ of sex during pregnancy and after birth
The 12 principles of fatherhood excellence
Craig offers regular courses exclusively at Origin. Find out the class schedule and cost of courses here on our Calendar.