Understanding ante-natal classes

What are ante natal classes? These are classes to be attended during pregnancy. They can begin from first trim if all safe. Depends upon the design of the classes- could be couple or only mom.

Published: 29th April 2017 06:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th April 2017 06:40 AM   |  A+A-

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HYDERABAD: What are ante natal classes? These are classes to be attended during pregnancy. They can begin from first trim if all safe. Depends upon the design of the classes- could be couple or only mom. However Preggo is a program for mother and baby which has antenatal sessions as a part of the program hence its more vast and exciting for moms.

How do you say it is mandatory for healthy child birth?
Childbirth prep helps in reducing fear in moms and makes them more confident to have a less painful natural labour. Considering the bad lifestyle in the current scenario, the need for such programs has arise. 
Preggo comprises of Antenatal Yoga and Lamaze classes. and much more.

 Diet & nutrition of moms-to-be, new moms, newborns
Throughout the period of pregnancy there will be numerous physical and hormonal changes that shape the body of the new mom –to-be. 

Adhering to a balanced diet, with a proper balance of micronutrients and macronutrients in the diet, is essential for a healthy pregnancy.

Micronutrients are the dietary components, such as vitamins and minerals, which are required in small amount whereas macronutrients, on the other hand, are required in plenty as they provide nutrients that provide calories or energy. Macronutrients include carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. 
Prenatal and postnatal fitness
Prenatal and postnatal fitness is a combination of yoga, aerobics as well as cardio exercises. These fitness courses include abdominal exercises as well as strength training and cardio workouts which will improve the health aspects of the mom and baby and reduce the chances of the delivery to move to C-section. These exercises will help in acquiring the pre-pregnancy shape quickly and safely also.
Birthing education for parents-to-be

The main questions that run through the mind will be how will I know I’m in labor? Will it hurt? Will I be lactating enough? How do I care for a newborn?  Prenatal classes help in addressing all these concerns and help you in becoming a confident mother. 

Emotional health counselingWomen can experience anxiety, fear, tiredness, sadness, and so much more. In this stage of life, she explores a new identity as mother, which in itself is quite challenging. Women need to seek a new balance, which they experience till the time.

So as a result it is an essentiality to undergo an emotional health counseling that will motivate the expecting mom as well as her partner to support her morally. Preggo is a pre and oost natal fitness and education programme designed by India’s leading experts to help create healthy and confident parents.

This program encompasses all aspects of maternal health – diet & nutrition of moms-to-be, new moms, newborns. We also deal with prenatal and postnatal fitness, birthing education for parents-to-be. lactation counselling besides emotional health counselling
(Dr Mahima Bakshi is Head -  Preggo, Apollo Cradle)


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