NEST 4 Mums

Fridays, 10.00-11.30am, PAUSE Lantau Studio

NEST stands for Nurture Education Support Treatment and is run by women with specialties from Pilates to Baby Physio to Midwifery. Designed to create a supportive community of mothers, this group session is ideal for women to connect over a cup of tea and discuss any developmental concerns and post-natal recovery. Expect developmental and stimulating bouncers, swing, tunnel and toys; conversation and baby-related info on early development; a story; baby weigh-in; breast-feeding advice, relaxation for mothers' spines on foam rollers, a post-natal abdominal check and strength test.

$50 per session

 

Breastfeeding consults

Breastfeeding is the natural and normal way of feeding infants and human milk is the milk made specifically for human infants.The vast majority of mothers are perfectly capable of breastfeeding their babies exclusively for about six months. In fact, most mothers should be able to produce more than enough milk. Unfortunately, outdated hospital policies and routines based on bottle-feeding still predominate here in Hong Kong and make breastfeeding difficult, even impossible, for too many mothers and babies. Too frequently also, these mothers blame themselves. For breastfeeding to be well and properly established, getting off to the best start from the first hours & days can make all the difference in the world. 

A Lactation expert can help to support you during this time to overcome any difficulties, helping you enjoy your baby and the special relationship that breastfeeding offers.

A Breastfeeding Expert can help with some of the following:

  • physiology of lactation

  • positioning and latching

  • early weeks of breastfeeding

  • common breastfeeding problems

  • illness in the baby and mother

  • breastfeeding in special circumstances

 

PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION

Placenta encapsulation is nature's way of helping women heal and restore energy after birth. The placenta produces all of the hormones during pregnancy; once it's birthed, you have a sudden and drastic drop in hormones. This can lead to decreased milk supply, sadness or "baby blues," fatigue, low iron, among other things. Placenta pills may balance out your hormones and moderate your mood, energy, and physical healing leading to a happier and more energetic postpartum period.

 Placenta capsules have been reported by mothers to:

  • encourage a quick and healthy milk supply

  • significantly reduce post-birth bleeding

  • reduce stress levels

  • prevent the baby blues and post-partum depression

  • decrease in bleeding

  • leave new mothers feeling calmer

 

Doulas

A doula, also known as a birth companion, birth coach or post-birth supporter, is a non-medical person who stays with and assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, to provide emotional support and physical help if needed. They also may provide support to the mother's partner and family.

A doula will help you prepare you to feel confident in your birthing journey; will help and guide you through the labour process; stay with you throughout your labour, offering emotional care and comfort measures to create the best conditions for birth. Beside her partner, there may be no other person to provide a continuous presence, and the doula, unlike a doctor, a nurse, or a midwife, has no other obligation during labor other than the woman in labor. A doula’s purpose is to support women and their physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

Practitioners: Molly / Deb / Liz / Jacky 

 

NANNY & BABYSITTING SERVICE 

Nanny & Me - A helping hand when you need it most. We are a team of expats with extensive childcare experience bringing a new and fresh approach to Hong Kong's childcare services. Felicity has been working as a nanny in Hong Kong for the past three years with previous childcare experience in the UK. Alexandra has been a primary school teacher in Asia for the past decade. Both Felicity and Alexandra are new mums and understand the importance of stress free, reliable and professional childcare. The business is also supported by our respective husbands who both have over 10 years of education and corporate recruitment experience. Whether its a full-time or part-time nanny, maternity nurse or simply on demand babysitting we have got you covered. Get in touch with any enquiries. 

 

Birth Preparation Classes

3.5 Hours 

  • postpartum expectations

  • postpartum recovery

  • baby blues and postnatal depression

  • newborn procedures

  • newborn appearance and development

  • caring for your newborn

  • breast craw and self-attachment

  • good latch, bad latch

  • different kinds of milk

  • breastfeeding basics, benefits, positioning

  • breastfeeding challenges, engorgements, mastitis, thrush

  • producing more milk, pumping, herbs and teas, nutrition

  • formula feeding

Practitioner: LIZ PURNELL-WEBB

 

Birth Rehearsal 

Why do a Birth Rehearsal? If you want to know as a couple what to expect of normal labour, and how to engage with it, then this is probably the most practical workshop that you can take. Birthing is an intimate time, learn how to:

  • make your birth and environment safe and supportive.

  • how to help the birthing mum both physically and emotionally.

  • use acupressure and reflexology to encourage the birth process.

  • keep mum feeling safe and undisturbed while she accesses her primitive birthing instincts.

  • when things don't go according to your plan, you will know how to ask the questions to help you make decisions.

  • walk away knowing you have personal support for your birth-day and access to a resource folder, with many great movies and downloads to help continue your preparation for your big day and welcome your little one into the world.

Practitioner: LIZ PURNELL-WEBB

 

PREPARING FOR A CAESERIAN

Are you having a Caesarean? Then this is the class for you and your partner! 

Learn how:

  • to make this birth both beneficial to you and your baby. 

  • about the process,

  • the latest research

  • speeding your recovery  

  • this class also includes feeding and newborn care.

This class is only offered as an one to one online class.

Practitioner: LIZ PURNELL-WEBB

 

BIRTH PREPARATION - OF THE MIND 

There is no other time in life when the power of the mind and body connection can be so acutely observed as in birth. It is the time when a mother’s emotional state can directly influence, not only her experience, but also the way her body is working with birth and vice versa. The mind controls our physiology; the body is subjected to the mental processes.

Mind –  body specialist, Dr James Gordon, states that the mind and body are essentially inseparable:

“The brain and peripheral nervous system, the endocrine and immune systems and indeed all the organs of our body and all the emotional responses we have, share a common chemical language and are constantly communicating with one another”.

This awareness of the mind -body connection helps mothers and couples to re-frame their beliefs to think differently, and to think more positively about birth. They learn to eliminate the fear, stress, anxiety and tension that can inhibit labour and birth.

Practitioner: LIZ PURNELL-WEBB

 

Calmbirth®

Calmbirth® is a stand-alone program that understands the mind and body connection in childbirth and how a woman’s emotional state influences the birth both mentally and physically. There is no haphazard placement of birth strategies that ‘just seem to work’. As the Calmbirth® program is founded on research from neuroscience, midwifery, obstetrics and epigenetics; and uses the extensive understanding of the relaxation response and its influence on birth.  So, it is clinically and scientifically proven. As a result, Calmbirth® has been recognised by the birthing institutions as one of the most holistic, thorough and collaboratively designed course that addresses all the needs of birthing couples on an emotional and physical level.

Practitioner: LIZ PURNELL-WEBB

 

HypnoBirthing®

HypnoBirthing® is a tried and proven method that guides and prepares a woman in giving birth in a peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful manner. It is a program that considers the psychological, as well as the physical, well-being of the mother, her birth partner and the newborn.

The HypnoBirthing® program is built around an educational process that includes special breathing, relaxation, visualization, meditative practice, attention to nutrition and positive body toning. 

Practitioner: LIZ PURNELL-WEBB

 

BRINGING BABY HOME

A workshop for easy transitioning into parenthood. The Bringing Baby Home Couple’s Workshop firstly teaches couples how to strengthen their friendship, increase intimacy and regulate conflict, and when mum and dad’s relationship is STRONG, baby's new life is much stronger, healthier and happier. In addition to focusing on a great ‘Mum – Dad’ relationship, couples also learn about child development, how to co-parent with their partner, and discover ways to keep both parents involved. In the Bringing Baby Home Couple’s Workshop™ you will:

  •  Learn how to stay connected to your partner during the transition from being a couple to being a family.

  •  Learn how to cope with the changes brought about by bringing your baby home.

  •  Learn how to promote the development of a healthier baby and help them in their emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.

  • Learn how to deal with the “baby blues” and decrease the chance of postpartum depression. Both for Mum and Dad!

  • Learn how to increase friendship and intimacy.

  • Decrease potential conflict and hostility.

  • Increase valued and accepted involvement from Dad

Practitioner: LIZ PURNELL-WEBB

 

CPR TRAINING

Upon completion of this course, you will receive First Aid Certification.  This course is for everyone who would like to be able to provide immediate first aid care for infants and children, including parents, grandparents, teachers and helpers. We will guide you through and provide you with all the essential skills & techniques needed to provide first aid confidently and safely.

Topics covered include:

  • General Safety in the home

  • Basic life support

  • Understanding life-threatening conditions

  • Using first aid kits

  • How to deal with common first aid requirements e.g. Asthma, Croup, Choking, Poisoning, Wounds and general home safety.

Practitioner: LIZ PURNELL-WEBB