Through the course "Parto y Movimiento" you will improve your skills and confidence, experimenting a wide variety of positions and movements that combined with the breathing will be your allies in your birth. The aim of the course is for you to experience your childbirth consciously and positively with your partner by your side. You will get tricks to help you to cope with every stage of birth, as well as keys for breastfeeding successfully.

New group: Antenatal Clases in English in Barcelona

Prepare yourself for a positive birth experience! New group: Antenatal Clases in English in Barcelona!

Through the course “Parto y Movimiento” you will improveyourskills and confidence, experimenting a wide variety of positions and movements that combined with the breathingwill be your allies in your birth.

The aim of the course is for you to experience your childbirth consciously and positively with your partner by your side. You will get tricks to help you to cope with every stage of birth, as well as keys for breastfeeding successfully.

In November 2017 we start a new group in Barcelona

Mondays at 19:15h (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of November and 4th of December) in CoBaby.

Carrer Sepúlveda 65, bajos 4º Metro Rocafort (L1) or Sant Antoni (L2)

Theoretical + Practical exercises 150 €

For further information contact me at info@doulabarcelona.org // 687.98.69.13

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Antenatal course after summer holidays 2017!

The 6th of September we are starting a new antenatal course, join us!!

Are you pregnant? Would you like to take antenatal classes in English?

Through the course “Parto y Movimiento” you will keep your body fit and healthy as you prepare yourself to give birth.

The aim of our antenatal classes is to improve your skills and confidence, as well as preparing you for a positive birth experience. We would like to help both partners get involved in the preparation for labour, birth and early parenthood.

In September 2017 we start a new group in Barcelona.

  • On Wednesdays in Enric Granados 135, 3-1 (between Paris and Corsega) (6th , 13st , 20th and 27th of September and 4th of October).

The course takes from 19h to 21h and it costs 150€. www.partoymovimiento.com

In addition to the theoretical part, there is an adequate corporal preparation to enjoy your pregnancy and birth next to your partner. You will experiment how breathing and movement can be allies in your birth. Parto y Movimiento

[…]We took anti natal classes. Their calm, positive and loving attitude calmed me down big time, gave me trust and prepared us for our little miracle. I can’t recommend her enough! I truly believe all couples; especially expat couples need someone like them by their side.

Sev, James and Luca

[…]We felt they gave good advice and information with no bias as to which options were the best for us. Her knowledge and experience of different birth scenarios helped us to prepare the birth plan that we wanted and her vibrant and friendly personality kept us calm and made us feel supported and cared for throughout the process.

Sarah, Adam and Thomas

For further information, please contact Vickydoula 687986913, vickydoula@gmail.com or www.doulabarcelona.com and www.pregnantbarcelona.com

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Por el derecho de las refugiadas a dar a luz con seguridad

El pasado se repite.
Estamos ante la mayor crisis migratoria desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El 55% de los refugiados son mujeres y niños. El film La luz de Elna, en colaboración con Cruz Roja, quiere recuperar la dignidad de todos ellos.

Apoya el manifiesto AQUÍ y #Demosluz para cambiar su situación.

Por el derecho de las refugiadas a dar luz en condiciones seguras!

 

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Charla “La maternidad acompañada” por Jesusa Ricoy

El miércoles 26/10/16 a las 18h en Lluïsos de Gràcia (Pça del Nord 7) Jesusa Ricoy hará una charla coloquio titulada, “Una visión feminista de la maternidad acompañada“. No os la podéis perder!

Hay que reservar con antelación en info@amanadoula.com ya que las plazas son limitadas.

¡Espero que os guste!

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Antenatal course in English mid february-mid march 2016!

Are you expecting a baby in the following months? If so, you must join us!

In February 2016 we start a new group in Barcelona.

  • En Wednesdays en Enric Granados 135, 3-1 (entre París y Còrsega) (24º of February and 2nd, 9TH, dieciséis y 23 de marzo) de 19-21h

We are both birth partners who deeply love woman giving birth. Elisabeth is midwife at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and Vicky is doula since 2010. The aim of our antenatal classes is to improve your skills and confidence, as well as preparing you for a positive birth experience. We would like to help both partners get involved in the preparation for labour, birth and early parenthood.

The course is five sessions and there are two options:

OPTION A: Only theoretical. The coursetakes from 19h to 20h and it costs 100€.

The topics covered are:

  1. The birth stages. The medical vision: What to expect and when to go to the hospital?
  2. Practical aspects of the labour process, tricks and more
  3. What can you do to cope with every stage of the birth? And your partner?
  4. The birth plan: You’ll get all the information to be able to express your preferences
  5. Keys for breastfeeding successfully

OPTION B: Theoretical + practical exercises “Parto y Movimiento”.The course takes from 20h to 21h and it costs 150€. www.partoymovimiento.com

In addition to the theoretical part, there is an adequate corporal preparation to enjoy your pregnancy and birth next to your partner. You will experiment how breathing and movement can be allies in your birth.

[…]We took anti natal classes. Their calm, positive and loving attitude calmed me down big time, gave me trust and prepared us for our little miracle. I can’t recommend her enough! I truly believe all couples; especially expat couples need someone like them by their side.

Sev, James and Luca

[…]We felt they gave good advice and information with no bias as to which options were the best for us. Her knowledge and experience of different birth scenarios helped us to prepare the birth plan that we wanted and her vibrant and friendly personality kept us calm and made us feel supported and cared for throughout the process.

Sarah, Adam and Thomas

 

For further information, please contact Vickydoula 687986913, info@doulabarcelona.com or www.pregnantbarcelona.com

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Consejos para el embarazo y postparto / Pregnancy (and after birth) advice

¡Echa un vistazo al vídeo, son sólo dos minutos y es información muy valiosa si estás embarazada!

 

The “Colegio Profesional de Fisioterapeutas de la Comunidad de Madrid (CPFCM)” has created that video offering important advice to pregnant women. Give a look!!

Pregnancy advice:

  • By attending antenatal classes you will learn pelvic movements, stretching exercises, dilation positions, breathing and relaxing techniques and also how to take care and prepare your pelvic floor for the birth. (if you are interested in English antenatal classes visit www.pregnantbarcelona.com)
  • If you do perineal massage from the 34th week of pregnancy you will minimize any pelvic floor damage (it is better if you have been guided, at least once, by a specialized physiotherapist).
  • Be active during your pregnancy to improve blood circulation, posture and fitness for the birth.
  • It is recommended to sleep on your left side, using pillows between the knees and under the belly (the breastfeeding one can be very useful!) to be more comfortable, you will rest better.

After birth advice:

  • During the postpartum quarantine do not exert yourself or carry weight, try to avoid standing for long periods of time and avoid lying face down to facilitate the womb recovering.
  • After the postpartum quarantine a specialized physiotherapist may visit you to check your pelvic floor. If you are having problems such as urinary or faecal incontinence, constipation or sexual dysfunction this professional can help you.
  • If everything is fine, doing preventive exercises such as hypopressives may help you to reinforce your abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor. Visit www.pregnantbarcelona.com to find out more about them!
  • Place the crib, the tub or the stroller in a proper height to avoid forced positions or overstraining.
  • While breastfeeding, use pillows to disperse the weight of your baby and always be comfortable. Pay attention to not raise your shoulders.
  • Avoid doing abdominal crunches as they can damage your pelvic floor.
  • Ask your physiotherapist what kind of physical exercise you can do and when you can start it.
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A special morning of music for pregnant women in Barcelona

Are you pregnant in Barcelona? If last Sunday 11th october you missed the first concert of l’Auditori for expectant mums and babies, don’t worry, there will be another session in January 2016! L’Auditori of Barcelona offers a series of concerts addressed to pregnant women and their partners and also young babies (<12 months old). Next session will be the 10th of January and includes a talk about the importance of music during pregnancy, a workshop and a very special concert for you and your baby. It costs 25€ and it takes from 10.30h to 14h. More info.

Many studies have demonstrated that babies can listen to music while they are still in the womb. The most recent of those was published last week in the British journal, “Ultrasound” of the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS). The main conclusions are that foetuses really hear and respond to musical stimuli. You can read more at Institut Marquès.

Becoming pregnant in a foreign country, especially with a different language, brings additional worries and concerns. If you are going to give birth in Barcelona you may visit Pregnant in Barcelona.

antenatal classes in Barcelona

Would you like to take antenatal classes in English?

We are both birth partners who deeply love woman giving birth. Elisabeth is midwife at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and Vicky is doula since 2010. The aim of our antenatal classes is to improve your skills and confidence, as well as preparing you for a positive birth experience. We would like to help both partners get involved in the preparation for labour, birth and early parenthood.

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In October we start a new group in Barcelona.

  • On Wednesdays in Enric Granados 135, 3-1 (between Paris and Corsega) (7th , 14th , 21th and 28th of October and 4th of November).

The course is five sessions and there are two options:

OPTION A: Only theoretical. The coursetakes from 19h to 20h and it costs 100€.

The topics covered are:

  1. The birth stages. The medical vision: What to expect and when to go to the hospital?
  2. Practical aspects of the labour process, tricks and more
  3. What can you do to cope with every stage of the birth? And your partner?
  4. The birth plan: You’ll get all the information to be able to express your preferences
  5. Keys for breastfeeding successfully

OPTION B: Theoretical and practical exercises “Parto y Movimiento”.The course takes from 19h to 21h and it costs 150€. www.partoymovimiento.com

In addition to the theoretical part, there is an adequate corporal preparation to enjoy your pregnancy and birth next to your partner. You will experiment how breathing and movement can be allies in your birth.

[…]We took anti natal classes. Their calm, positive and loving attitude calmed me down big time, gave me trust and prepared us for our little miracle. I can’t recommend her enough! I truly believe all couples; especially expat couples need someone like them by their side.

Sev, James and Luca

[…]We felt they gave good advice and information with no bias as to which options were the best for us. Her knowledge and experience of different birth scenarios helped us to prepare the birth plan that we wanted and her vibrant and friendly personality kept us calm and made us feel supported and cared for throughout the process.

Sarah, Adam and Thomas

For further information, please contact Vickydoula 687986913, vickydoula@gmail.com or Pregnant in Barcelona.

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Un cuento genial para entender el nacimiento…

Un cuento lindo, claro, gráfico… Un buen recurso para explicar a los más pequeños como es el proceso del nacimiento. Muy útil para los niños y niñas cuando van a tener un nuevo miembro en la familia.

Nace Eugenia,
” El cuento surge en el seno de la Asociación El Parto Es Nuestro como parte de su proyecto “Descubriendo la Maternidad”, consistente en una serie de talleres para niños acerca de los procesos fisiológicos del embarazo, parto y lactancia. La autora, Candy Tejera, quiere contribuir con este cuento a que los niños estén familiarizados con estos procesos. La ilustradora, Cristina Méndez, tuvo la gran suerte de ilustrarlo estando embarazada de su sengunda hija.”
Mención de Honor por la calidad del texto del IV Concurso de Cuentos Infantiles Ilustrados organizado por la Federación Catalana de Grupos de Apoyo a la Lactancia Materna (FEDECATA).

Si te apetece tenerlo, el precio es muy asequible 13,75€ (más gastos de envío). Puedes mandarle un email a Cristina, la ilustradora, y ella te lo hará llegar! menmart23@hotmail.com

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MADRES A PARTIR DE LOS 40

Famosas como Salma Hayek, Halle Berry o Carla Bruni han sido madres a los 40, y es que cada vez hay más mujeres que posponen su maternidad más allá del periodo de mayor fertilidad (18-32).

Los últimos datos del INE nos indican que en el 2010 el 22,4% de los nacimientos fueron de mujeres mayores de 35 años. Hoy la agencia EFE publicaba que “El número de embarazos en mayores de 40 años se triplica desde el año 2000 y que el 33 por ciento de los partos en España se dan en mujeres de más de 35 años.”

Aunque sea cierto que “cuanto mayor es la mujer, menor es su fertilidad”, esta “sentencia” nos cae como una lápida cuando nos acercamos a los 35 sin haber sido madres. En muchas ocasiones al factor “biológico” se le añade otro de psicológico, de presión social, familiar y del entorno en general.

Y es que la carrera profesional, encontrar la pareja adecuada y muchas otras razones no siempre ayudan a tomar la decisión de ser madre.

Es cierto que hoy en día hay múltiples programas de reproducción asistida, que en caso de dificultad para lograr el embarazo deseado pueden ayudar, pero hay que estar preparada psicológicamente para afrontar el proceso, puesto que puede ser duro si no sale bien a la primera. Además hay que tener en cuenta las listas de espera y requisitos en la seguridad social y el alto coste si se realiza en un centro privado.

A continuación os detallo algunas de las posibilidades que existen:

- Preservar la fertilidad: Hoy en día cualquier mujer que prevea retrasar su maternidad a edades más avanzadas (por motivos médicos o no) puede optar a la criopreservación de óvulos mediante técnicas de vitrificación. Se recomienda hacerlo entre los 30 y 35 años, pero es un método caro que sólo se oferta en clínicas privadas. Así, el coste de cada ciclo para extraer los ovocitos es de entre 2.000 y 2.500 euros -se necesitan entre dos y tres ciclos- y el coste de preservación de los ovocitos vitrificados es de 300 euros al año.

- Entre los 33 y 38 años la inseminación artificial da buenas tasas de éxito. A menudo optan a ella, además de parejas heterosexuales con dificultades para lograr un embarazo, madres solteras por elección o parejas integradas por dos mujeres.

- Hasta los 40 años cualquier mujer con buen estado de salud podría optar a cualquier tratamiento de reproducción asistida con resultados razonables.

- Entre los 40 y 43 años los resultados esperados son bajos.

- A partir de los 43 años se recomienda la donación de ovocitos. Esta técnica es la que mayor tasa de embarazo proporciona llegando al 60% de éxito de embarazo. Los óvulos de la donante son fecundados in vitro con espermatozoides de la pareja o de donación.

Pero ser madre a partir de los 40 tiene también ventajas y es que muy probablemente se trate de un hijo muy deseado, fruto de una decisión reflexionada, con todas las ventajas que ello conlleva.

Y aprovecho para dar mi humilde opinión: “no existe el momento ideal para ser madre, cada una lo es o será en “su” momento. Y eso es lo fantástico que tiene la vida, que aunque a veces nos desespere, ¡no todo lo podemos controlar!”.