Birth School in English

We invite you to Koala Birth School. We will help you to understand what birth looks like and why several things are happening.

Offer

We will help you to choose the suitable hospital and show you how to pack necessary things to your bag. You will get to know how to recognise the proper time to go to the hospital. We make sure you know what kind of rights you have in a hospital and how does a hospital care look like. We will support you, educate and accompany you in this important and beautiful stage of life – becoming parents.

Whole course takes 15 hours (5 hours per each day with breaks, whole course takes 3 days). You can see whole program in section Program.
We recommend to take part in birth school between 6th and 8th month of pregnancy.

If the dates are not suitable for you, we would like to invite you to individual meetings. If you’re interested please contact us, so we could set dates and place that suit you the best!

koala@koala.krakow.pl

*** Please note that probably last course before holidays will take place at the turn of June and July, next one will be in September ***

Program

Beginning of the labour

How does the mother's body change before the labour and how to recognise the beginning of the labour? When actually is the right time to go to the hospital, not to arrive too early or too late? How to distinguish practice contractions from the contractions starting an actual labour? How to recognise waters breaking and what to do then? What to pack to the hospital? – mother’s and baby’s bags.

Natural childbirth

A natural childbirth - what is it like? The role of hormones during the labour. Physiology of the childbirth. The new standard in medical regulations - the rights of mother, father and baby in a delivery room, at a maternity ward and in a neonatal unit. What is an active birth? The importance of a position during the labour. The role of assisting person. A review of labour wards in Cracow.

Why is labour painful?

Why is labour painful? Nonpharmacological methods of pain relief. The role of assisting person. Massage, pressure massage (practical session). Active relaxation and breathing techniques (practical session). Exercises in upright positions using a birth ball, birthing stool and beanbag.

Hello baby!

Prepare your body to the childbirth - is episiotomy inevitable? Prevention of ailments in the confinement, first days in a hospital, losing weight after pregnancy.

Hello baby - early contact with a newborn just after a delivery. Formalities after childbirth, registration of a child, environmental midwife (a midwife who visits you after leaving a hospital).The confinement from partner’s point of view - how can I help you, honey? Emotions - baby blues - maternity can be difficult sometimes.

Breastfeeding

Advantages of breastfeeding. How does it happen that your breasts produce a perfect amount of milk? Positions in breastfeeding (exercises with dolls). How to cope with possible lactation problems? How to support nursing mother? Giving birth by C-section - contact with a baby after the delivery, self-observation - what is important or worrying?

Baby's needs

How to identify baby’s needs and how to give them sense of security in their first weeks after a delivery. Caring for your baby, attachment parenting, wraps - how to tie them. Nappy change (exercises with dolls), dressing and bath (exercises with dolls). Caring for your newborn’s belly button. Layette - what do you need to buy and what is unnecessary. How to arrange a space for a baby. How to prepare your older child and your animals for a newborn.

In case you're going to have a Caesarean delivery, please contact us so we can arrange for you an extra class with anaesthesiologist. Normal course doesn't comprise such topics.

Price

Cost: 600 PLN per each Mum (three fitness classes included),
accompanying person is invited for free :)

 

In case you need an invoice, please send us before the payment the details and information if you need to have just one invoice (in this case, we also need to have just one payment on our account).

 

 

Cost of individual classes for one Mom or a couple: 120 PLN / 1 hour (60 min)

At least 3 days before individual meeting we would ask you to transfer a prepayment (100 PLN). In case of resigning, the payment is not refundable.

Testimonials

"Very useful and entertaining, thank you!"

Timetable

Month Day Hours Schedule of classes Available places Sign up for course
June Saturday 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 8.06, 15.06, 22.06 No places available
June/July Saturday and two Sundays 2.30 p.m.-7.30 p.m. 29.06, 30.06, 7.07 3 sign up >
September Saturday 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Not set up yet 5 sign up >