SKIN TO SKIN
For all Moms and Babies at Birth and Beyond
Families are encouraged to practice Skin-to-Skin immediately after birth allowing the baby to pass through the nine instinctive stages. Babies and moms and dads should do skin to skin for 24/7 as much as possible for the first 3 – 4 months of life.
The Academy of Pediatrics recommends Skin-to-Skin be given as long as possible and as frequently as possible during the post partum period, which is typically defined as the first 3 months of life
WHY SKIN TO SKIN?
Baby’s heart rate stabilizers
Baby is kept warm on moms chest
Baby feels secure
Baby’s breathing stabilizers
Baby can hear moms heart beat
Baby’s oxygen stabilizers
Healthy microbiome formation
Regulates blood pressure
Increases facial recognition
Increases maternal caregiving behaviour
Increases release of oxytocin
OUR FIRST ENCOUNTER
A Loving Touch at Birth
THE FIRST HOUR
and longer Baby only needs YOU
Do not interrupt skin to skin in the first hour of life
Let your baby go through the nine instinctive stages:
The birth cry
Thank you so much for the very informative and interesting webinar this morning!
It was great! My husband started off listening with only half an ear and by the end he was hooked and asking me to ask questions 🤣
Thank you for this amazing event. You have empowered all the participants by informing and equipping us with knowledge that is not(but should become) common knowledge.
Thank you for this opportunity!
I'm enjoyed every second of it and learnt so much. It has been very well organised and presented. I enjoyed the passion the presenters had when imparting their knowledge....made me look forward to meeting my baby in September in order to start implementing what I have learnt
The function was very informative and interesting. Thank you for making this talk available for free to educate first time moms, like me 😊
Really enjoyed this, very informative learnt a lot even though it's my 4th child
Well organised and very informative, would love to join another function on birthing and pain control
Excellent! Once again, highly interesting and brilliantly presented
Great, learnt so much
It was very informative and I learnt a lot, thanks very much
Very informative. A lot I did not know before
It was very informative and fun.
Helena van der Merwe
It was absolutely amazing! So much useful information. Overall very impressed
Awsome event. Hoping that you would offer more similar events in the near future.
Was really informative and gave a lot of useful information that I can use during my birth and beyond. I was already aware of the importance of the "golden hour" but this has increased my knowledge and understanding
This was amazing! I wasn't sure how it would be because it was a free event... But this has been so informative for myself and my husband. I am so happy that we took the time to do this.
It was actually informative and learned a lot of things I had no idea idea where important for the development of my baby
I was very impressed and delighted by the experience. There's so much information that im taking home and will be applying in my motherhood journey. It was really informative and worth attending.
Really informative especially for me being a FTM.
Very interesting and important information to know during this journey
Very helpful to mom to be , what to expect
very informative. A lot of questions have been answered. Feel more confident.
SKIN TO SKIN FUNCTION, 2020
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO ATTEND THE FUNCTION?
My first pregnancy was very young it one of those high school pregnancy. Need more education on pregnancy now because am fully aware of what's going that I am becoming a mom and have learn on my own now
Its our first baby and due to covid no classes are being held therefore when i saw this function add i was happy and felt less stressed. The idea of not knowing what to do is very scary and stressful
Based on the great feedback from previous sessions.
We are also first time parents, so figured it will be informative.
I want to learn everything I can about my 1st born baby and how to take care of him and myself.
I am pregnant
Due to the lockdown period re Covid19, I am battling to find prenatal classes to attend. First time mom at age 41.....its been quite a struggle to conceive, hence I want to make sure that I am well-educated and prepared fir my bundle of joy which I have been hoping and praying for for many years 😊
To remind myself of somethings there is a huge gap between my kids 10 year gap so I have forgotten some of the things
The more info I can get, the better prepared I feel to give my baby the best birth possible.
I wanted to know more about breastfeeding
To learn more about Skin to Skin. The 9 instinctive stages are very interesting and will definitely be helpful after birth.
EXPECTANT MOTHER'S GUIDE
Interactive Journey App
Interactive Map showing:
Hospitals in your area
A section on COVID-19
Pregnancy related calculators
Track your pregnancy
Support group & helpline numbers
Team of experts answering questions in our Q&A section
Health and Nutrition
Exercises during pregnancy and post pregnancy.
EXPECTANT MOTHER'S GUIDE
Digital and Printed Magazine
An annual magazine for moms and dads, covering everything from pregnancy right up until your child is 2 years old.
On the reverse side we have the Expectant Father’s Guide, a popular section for the dads.
The magazine is available online as a digital magazine on www.expectantmothersguide.co.za as well as an app which can be downloaded to your tablet / smart device through App Store and Google Play.