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Birth and Parenting Preparation Workshop 1

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Birth and Parenting Preparation Workshop 1
Birth and Parenting Preparation Workshop 1

Time & Location

22/06/2024, 10:00 – 11:30

Lisboa, Rua Marquês de Fronteira 113, 1070-283 Lisboa, Portugal

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About the event

Overview

In partnership with Birth Tree, SITC will be holding a series of essential prenatal workshops designed for all expectant individuals and their supporting partners. 

Lasting around 90 minutes,  and facilitated by Specialist Midwives in Maternal and Obstetric Health (SNMOH), each workshop will prove to be an essential addition to your prenatal journey. 

We are excited to offer a series of four comprehensive workshops, covering everything from arriving at the hospital to what to expect in labor and returning home. As an added bonus, we will arrange a course reunion. After the last mom in the course gives birth, we'll gather with our little ones to create a supportive community for those early days and the months that follow.

Birth Tree is a collective of four Specialist Nurses in Maternal and Obstetric Health (SNMOH) who came together by chance in the same hospital institution. During their careers, they realized that obstetrics could extend beyond the act of childbirth itself. They envisioned childbirth as a collaborative process involving both family and healthcare professionals, beginning well before the actual birth.

Over the years, these nurses have been deeply involved in preparing, monitoring, and empowering families for the arrival of a new member. With their accumulated experience and shared vision, they felt ready to embark on their own project, leading to the creation of Birth Tree. This initiative aims to provide comprehensive support to families throughout the entire childbirth journey, emphasizing teamwork and early engagement.

You'll enjoy small, friendly classes where you can build lifelong friendships and support networks whilst preparing for your baby's arrival.

Prenatal Workshop Details 

Workshop 1

22nd June 2024, In English / 29th June 2024, In Portuguese

Duration of 90 Minutes 50 Euros Per Couple*

I’m at the hospital… now what? 

  • When should I go to the hospital? 
  • Warning signs 
  • Labor signs 

How should I get to the hospital?

  • Own way vs emergency means (ambulance)

What happens when I arrive at the hospital?

  • What to take to the maternity ward?
  • From emergency care to hospitalizations in maternity ward
  • Maternity admission criteria 

What happens when I'm in the delivery room?

  • How does it work?
  • What procedures will I be subjected to? 
  • Maternity admission criteria 

Workshop 2

13th July 2024 10am, In English / 20th July 2024 10am, In Portuguese

Duration of 90 Minutes 50 Euros Per Couple*

Birth: by vaginal delivery or cesarean section 

  • Types of delivery 
  • Physiology of labor and delivery
  • Indications for assisted birth
  • Indications for cesarean section 
  • What will happen to me if I have a cesarean section? 

Postpartum recovery: vaginal birth vs cesarean section 

  • Expectation management

Workshop 3

Date: TBC In English / In Portuguese

Duration of 90 Minutes 50 Euros Per Couple*

Birth plan

  • What is the birth plan?
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • How to create a birth plan
  • The Birth Plan in practice
  • Expectation management
  • Elected maternity ward - conditions
  • Who do I give my birth plan to? 

Workshop 4

Date: TBC In English / In Portuguese

Duration of 90 Minutes 50 Euros Per Couple*

Postpartum Planning

  • We’re at home… now what?
  • Plan your home return - (Re)organization of family life
  • Distribution/delegation of domestic tasks (Meals, housekeeping)
  • Approach with pets
  • Visitor management
  • Leisure activities and rest
  • Childcare items
  • Identification of a support network for postpartum
  • Reference people and health professionals
  • Mother and baby postpartum health care monitoring
  • Baby Birth Registrations
  • Newborn health surveillance
  • Heel prick test
  • Scheduling the baby’s first health appointment
  • Baby feeding, breastfeeding, Formula feeding, mixed feeding
  • Baby sleep
  • Mother's health care monitoring
  • Postpartum review appointment

(Per Couple* refers to the expectant and their supporting partner)

After Course Reunion An integral part of all our courses is fostering lasting friendships and building a strong support network among participants. To support this ethos, we offer a free course reunion approximately one month after the last mother in the group gives birth. This reunion aims to encourage new parents to establish their own regular 'coffee mornings' and continue providing mutual support.

 How to book Please click RSVP to reserve your place. After booking, you'll be asked for payment details and sent a short questionnaire. The workshops are priced per couple, per workshop, and we highly recommend bringing your supporting partner, whether that's your husband, wife, mother, friend, or doula. They will be an essential part of your birthing journey, so this course is as much for them as it is for you. There is no obligation to attend all four workshops

 How to Contact Us If you have any questions about these workshops or the workshop you would like to attend is already full you can use this form to register your interest. Should a place come available, or another workshop be put on, we will contact you to see if you are still interested. (Registering your interest and completing the form is not binding and there is no obligation to pay or attend a workshop).

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