PAPEL PADRE PARTO

El papel del padre en el parto y primeros días del bebé

El momento del parto es un momento perfecto para que el padre esté de forma presente y participe de la forma más activa posible, porque aunque esté dando a luz su compañera él puedo hacer mucho por ella, aunque solo sea estar a su lado y tratar de satisfacer sus necesidades.

De hecho las antenatal classes son una oportunidad ideal para que ambos aprendan sobre la fisiología del parto, los cuidados del bebé, y también compartir la experiencia con otras parejas que están en nuestra misma situación.

Durante la fase activa de parto el padre es un apoyo muy necesario para la mujer. Puede ayudarla a sobrellevar el periodo de dilatación, acompañándola, aliviando los dolores con masajes y ofreciéndole lo que pueda necesitar en cada momento, tanto en casa como en el hospital. También puede ocuparse de las cuestiones más prácticas como llevar la documentación requerida, llevar la parte administrativa y asegurarse de que se está cogiendo todo lo necesario y pactado previamente. También puede ayudar midiendo el tiempo de las contracciones, llamando a quién considere necesario…

Una vez el bebé ya está aquí lo primero que necesita es el contacto físico con su madre, por tanto no debería ser apartado de su lado, pero si la mamá ha sufrido una cesárea el papá puede ofrecerse para el piel con piel. Lo ideal es que los primeros chequeos como medirlo y pesarlo esperen si el bebé está sano, aunque normalmente se realizan en la propia sala de partos, o si se lleva al niño a una sala contigua, el padre puede acompañar al bebé.

Los primeros días después del nacimiento, padre e hijo irán conociéndose poco a poco. Sus caricias, sus brazos y sus palabras contribuirán a que se establezca entre ellos un vínculo muy especial. También, si así lo habéis decidido, puedes favorecer y apoyar a tu pareja en la lactancia, primero formándote y luego acompañándola en el proceso, facilitándole la vida con las comidas y el orden de la casa… También el nuevo papá puede ayudar a controlar y si es necesario limitar las visitas para que el bebé y la mamá puedan estar tranquilos.

 

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Giving birth in Barcelona

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The degree of medical contact with pregnant women is reasonably high in Spain, with more antenatal tests, scans and intervention during childbirth than in some other countries,. The standard of care in Spain is highly regarded, both public and private, although women are generally required to have held a private insurance policy for a certain amount of time to cover maternity costs, while state healthcare does not have any time restrictions.

Choosing the specific clinic for delivery is a decision future parents should handle with care. You can give birth in Barcelona both in private and public hospitals. Everything depends on the personal preferences of the parents-to-be and whether the future mother has medical insurance. If you are a resident of an E.U.-country, in order to receive free medical service in a public clinic, it is sufficient to present the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

On the other hand, one can choose a private clinic in which payment will be charged on a daily basis or they can be covered by a private medical insurance. There is a good reason for this charge – private clinics in Barcelona very often resemble expensive hotels, boasting personal rooms, individual service, excellent food, and 24/7 presence for mother and baby.

Normally, in private or public, you can get a guided tour of a clinic before the childbirth and in public you can find some hospitals with private rooms meanwhile in private hospitals all rooms are private.

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You need to know that not in all hospitals not allow gas or air, although epidurals and pethidine are available. Birth in Spain is seen as a fairly straightforward medical process and alternative birth methods, such as water births, and birthing plans are not as common in Spain as in other countries but in Barcelona you can find at least two hospitals with the possibility of dilation in water. However, you can still write your birthing plan in Spanish and take it with you.

Home births in Barcelona, meanwhile, are not covered by the state health system.

Apart from that, one should bear in mind that during childbirth Spanish doctors widely administer epidural anesthesia (in 98% of the cases). The epidural is considered completely safe for both mother and child and allows the mother to move through the whole process in a more comfortable and less painful way. However, if this option does not suit your vision of the ideal childbirth, you can always choose to decline the epidural anesthesia.

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Antental Classes in English Barcelona – January

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 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.

In January 2018 we start a new group in Barcelona

Mondays at 19:15h (29th of January and 5th, 12th, 19 th, 26 th of February) inCoBaby

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

Theoretical Practical exercises 170 €

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

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Pregnant in Barcelona

Well, if you are pregnant first at all: CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are already living a wonderful experience and soon you will be living one of the most important experiences ever: you will haver your baby with you. Pregnancy can be really amazing, specially if you are for the first time.

Specially when if your are living this experience far from our home, family and country or ever you don’t understand properly the language:.. You can be feel lost in the new system: healthcare, regular checks, or even options for birth can be a little bit tricky. That’s why this post is for you.

What do I need to know if I’m pregnant in Barcelona

Medical Care

Bacelonas maternity facilities range from large hospitals to smaller clinics and in medical terms, are regarded as being of a high standard. The bigger hospitals tend to operate under the social security system and the clinics under private insurance. Birthing options, however, are limited although this is beginning to change as more women are opting for a natural birth.

Antenatal Classes

Usually you can find antenatal classes at CAP (medical center from “seguridad social”). This classes are given by the midwifes of the centres. You should enquire at your local centre for details and normally the courses are in catalán or Spanish. Also you can come to my antenatal classes in English or French! Contact me: 34 687 98 69 13
info@doulabarcelona.com

Birth Options

The health public system is quite good in Barcelona, so it is a really good option, Maternitat Hospital o Sant Joan de Deu they have protocols of natural birth if the mother want it. Also they also have really good newborns UCI just in case you have any problem. Also you can find a lot of really good private hospitals and clinics where probably you will find a little bit better comfort for the after-birth because the installations are more modern and private.

Also you can find a lot of midwifes that will offer home birth.

Breastfeeding

In Barcelona you can find Alba Lactancia, founded in 1992 is a group that aims to help breastfeeding women with support and advice. Barcelona is full of groups that you can find here. Also you can come to Co-Baby where every two Fridays we organize a maternity coffee as a support group for mums and breastfeeding support groups.

And if you have any other doubt, you are looking for an antenatal course or a doula in Barcelona, don’t hesitate to contact me at 687 98 69 13 or drop me a line info@doulabarcelona.com.

 

 

 

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Why you should go to Antenatal classes

When you are preparing for the birth of your baby, it can seem as if there are a hundred and one things to sort out. However, the one item on your ‘to do’ list that you should not ignore is attending an antenatal class. It is here that you can address your concerns about the birth, learn what to expect and pick up tips on how to care for a newborn.

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Why you should go to Antenatal classes

Information is power

Giving women information on their birth choices and labour is essential. Antenatal classes are made to prepare you for birth: make you think all of that you will want for your baby birth and how you want to live it. In fact it has been proven that women, who attend antenatal classes, often report back that the labor wasn’t as bad as they thought it would be. With proper use of the taught breathing techniques, and massages, moms and dads to be become better at how to “manage” their labor.

Postpartum

The better prepared, less surprised you are during labor and birth, the more positive of an experience it would be. It has been recorded that many parents were satisfied with their birth experience and transition to parenthood, and found that the information they learned during antenatal classes contributed to this enhancement. This applies to parents whose birthing experience did not go as planned, but because antenatal classes taught them about plan B.

Antenatal classes can provide information to offer reassurance during the postnatal period, those initial days at home with a new baby can be daunting but antenatal classes give parents information on physical, emotional and lifestyle changes you might experience after your baby is born that may make those first moments less stressful and more memorable.

And an extra only for dads

You will understand your pregnant wife’s needs
While your parents might stay over to help the two of you during the crucial months, it’s important that you also know what your wife is going through, both physically and emotionally. Antenatal clases help men get a fair idea about the stress that women go through when they are carrying. Eating healthy and on time, exercising and stretching must be a part of their everyday routine. Even if a gynaecologist tells you the same, men can learn about them in depth at these classes.

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 January 2018 we start a new group in Barcelona

Mondays at 19:15h (8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th of January and 5th of February) inCoBaby

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

Theoretical Practical exercises 170 €

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

The past repeats itself.
We are witnessing the greatest migration crisis since World War II. 55% of refugees are women and children. The film La luz de ElnaIn collaboration with the Red Cross, he wants to recover the dignity of all.

Apoya el manifiesto AQUÍ and #Demosluz to change their situation.

On the right of refugees to give birth safely!

 

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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.

  • On Wednesdays in Enric Granados 135, 3-1 (between Paris and Corsega) (24th of February and 2nd, 9th, 16 and 23rd of March) from 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