Hurray to knowledge! I am a sucker for continuous learning. I believe that the best way to get information is through other’s experiences and through talking with experts in the subject matter you are interested in. I love attending seminars and workshops. I love listening to facts, experiences and shared information. I already mentioned in previous articles that I am gathering all the information that I can for Child birth. One of the terms that I have come across is lamaze.
What exactly is Lamaze?
Lamaze was introduced way back in 1951 by a doctor named, Dr. Fernand Lamaze. This method of childbirth was introduced in France and was actually a method with borrowed techniques that the doctor observed from Russia. This excerpt from Lamaze.org says it all: “This method, consisting of childbirth education classes, relaxation, breathing techniques and continuous emotional support from the father and a specially trained nurse, became known as “the Lamaze method.”
I asked my cousin who attended Lamaze classes here on who to contact. She told me that she attended Rome Kanapi’s classes. Rome Kanapi is a Certified Instructor from the Philippine Association of Childbirth Education(P.A.C.E). She immediately sent me the number and I got in touch with Miss Rome. I talked to miss Rome on the phone and she was really nice (I think our intial conversation lasted for 30 minutes 🙂 ). She asked me a lot about my condition. She then told me that she will have classes on January. These are 6 Sunday meetings that lasts from 9 am to 12 noon. The dates for the January classes are January 6, 13, 20, 27 February 3 and 10, 2013. The venue will be at Room 2 Walter Hogan Conference Center also called Institute of Social Order Complex or ISO, Father Arrupe Road, Ateneo University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
I am excited to attend this class. She told me to log my food and drink intake a week before January 6 (January 1-5). The things that you have to prepare to bring are the following:
1. one mat – either a local mat/banig, exercise mat with foam, yoga mat, sleeping bag or big towel
2. one small throw pillow
3. food list
She told me to come in comfortable clothes like pants, shorts or leggings. Classes are at Php 4,500 (6 sessions).
Why did we enroll for these Prepared Childbirth classes?
1. They mentioned that husbands only enter the delivery room if they are certified with Lamaze. I want my husband to be there with me.
2. I want to know what to expect during childbirth. Knowing what to expect will help me relax a little when I do get to encounter these scenarios.
If you are pregnant and you want to join these classes in January, do contact Rome Kanapi at telephone number 436-1757 and mobile number 0917-541-5114. I hope to see you there in class with me and Ej! 🙂