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From healthy pregnancy to happy family
November 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css_animation=”appear”]Starting a family is one of the most anticipated and beautiful transformations in adult life and surely one of the most life challenging ones. Birth Forward, a newly formed, island wide, NGO of passionate parents and health professionals, is inviting parents and pregnant couples to an interactive educational seminar: “From Healthy Pregnancy to Happy Family”. This seminar touches important physical aspects of birth but mostly invites the couples to discover different routes of the journey into a more conscious parenthood. While not replacing a birth preparation course the seminar introduces the different emotional and psychological aspects of birth and early parenthood.
The interactive seminar will take place on Saturday, November 28th from 10am to 4pm at The Wellbeing Centre Nicosia, Alexandrou Panagouli 28, at Arhangelos. Online registration is necessary. Prices include snacks, drinks and light lunch and are 15€ a person and 20€ for couples. All proceeds will go towards the support of the newly found non-for-profit NGO Birth Forward.
Online registration is necessary.
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The seminar will be in English, with Greek translation upon request.
Saturday the 28th of November
10:00am-11:30pm Successful preparation for birth: the first important step into parenthood
Birth is the very first chapter in the parenthood story and should become a memorable and positive experience. It is important to have a team of people that can guide you and prepare you for what to expect before, during and after birth. Lead by multidisciplinary experts, this session will provide you with insight on how to make your body and mind fit for birth, the importance of natural birth and bonding, as well as post-partum (natural and C-section) recovery.
11:40am-1:15pm Development of the parental identity and its effect on birthing and parenting decisions
New parenthood influences one’s sense of self; this might even change sooner because of pregnancy and is surely different for mothers than fathers. Most certainly it will challenge your ideas of autonomy and independence. In this session you will hear and be invited to reflect on the process of identity formation and the differences between male and female and how it affects birthing decisions. What is the role of parenting styles in forming an identity? How did your parents inspire how you see yourself and how do you want to influence your child’s sense of self? How does identity inform our gender role and interactions?
1:15pm-2:00pm Lunch Break (a light lunch will be provided, included in the ticket price)
2:00pm-4:00pm The parent I would like to be
This session will be full of interactive exercises to reflect on parenting styles, positive parenting and non-violent communication practices. The session will also explore how you can recognize and respond to the needs of your newborn by practicing secure attachment and empathy. Lastly, to positively embrace your parenting role, you will also explore how you can listen to your own needs, appreciate your self-worth and learn how you can best work together as a team.
A multidisciplinary team of experts volunteering their time is presenting this range of sessions, which is promising to be not only informative but also interactive and fun.
The Wellbeing Center Nicosia Address:
Archangelos, Alexandrou Panagouli 28
Αλέξανδρου Παναγούλη 28, Αρχάγγελος
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