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 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 rights you have in a hospital and how does a hospital care looks like. We will support you, educate you and accompany you in this important and beautiful stage of life – becoming parents.

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. Giving birth by C-section - preparation to a surgery.

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, attachment parenting, wraps - how to tie them. 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. 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.

Price

Cost: 600 PLN (three fitness classes included)

Timetable

Month Day Hours Schedule of classes Available places Sign up for course
September/October Saturday 9 am - 2 pm 16.09, 30.09, 7.10 Don't have available places
November/December Saturday 9.00 a.m - 2.00 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. 18.11 (9 am-2pm), 2.12 (2:30pm-7.30pm), 16.12 (2:30pm-7.30pm) 7 sign up >