Childbirth Classes

Why Prepare for Childbirth?

Every woman carries within her the power to give birth to and raise her child.

Our classes try to help women get in touch with that power through providing unbiased information, developing awareness of the physical body, breathing exercises and a supportive environment.  


By joining these classes you can;
> make conscious decisions about the birth of your baby,
> increase your self-confidence and 
> develop skills that you can use during your first days with your baby.


Research conducted abroad shows that compared to women who do not attend childbirth classes those that do 
> have a higher chance of managing labour without medical pain relief 
(1)
> have lower cesarean section rates (2)
> have a lower chance of experiencing postpartum depression and (3)
> are more successful at breastfeeding. (2) 


1.Hetherington, S., 1990, ’A Controlled Study of the Effect of Prepared Childbirth Classes on Obstetric Outcomes’, Birth, Vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 86-91.
2.Spinelli, A., Baglio, G., Donati, S., Grandolfo, M.E., Osborn, J., 2003, ’Do antenatal classes benefit the mother and her baby?’, Journal of Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 94-101.
3.Zhang, R., Chen, Q., Li, Y., 1999, ’Study for the factors related to postpartum depression’, Zhonghua Fu Chan, Ke Za ZhiI, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 231-233.


Why use DOUM?
Testimonials

Soul Integration Individual Sessions in June at DOUM 05/31/2017

Robyn Sheldon will be at DOUM between the dates 12-19 Jun to give individual Soul Integration sessions. Do not miss it! Here is more information... ...more

Meeting with pediatrician Hülya Sonugür Jun, 7th at 2:00pm 05/31/2017

Dr. Hülya Sonugür is one of our most trusted pediatrician that we suggested to the families guided through DOUM. She is not working actively but still helping families by sharing her opinio... ...more

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