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Lamaze class in Kenya

lamaze class

Lamaze class in Kenya helps the mother to give labor and delivery naturally. It is recommended for the labor women to follow their body urges to push. Laboring women are encouraged to follow specific breathing patterns and relaxation techniques for handling pain.

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Pelvic floor exercises (Kegel’s exercise). Source: Undraw.

The French obstetrician, developed the Lamaze class and methodology and continues to be used in Kenya for childbirth preparation. Lamaze classes boost the women’s confidence when giving birth naturally. They understand the ways to manage pain and increase comfort.

What should you expect in a Lamaze class?

Velvet Health clinic organizes Antenatal classes to help you and your partner be better prepared for labor, birth and early parenthood. Classes are deliberately conducted for small groups so that you can take an active part in them and get personal attention. Our experts increase your confidence in your natural ability to give birth. They coach you on how to cope with everyday physical and emotional changes in ways which facilitate labor and promote comfort.

Whether you’re delivering your first child or third, antenatal exercise programs can help you prepare to meet the challenges of labor, delivery and early parenthood. These childbirth classes are great for expectant mothers to learn how to identify signs of labor, address fears, and practice breathing techniques, relaxation and visualization methods to cope with contractions. In addition, moms-to-be get to meet others in the family way and listen to, learn from their experiences.

Contact us for discussion as to birth partners and Doulas who we work with , these make the birth process  worth your while. Expect the following during your pregnancy.

We focus on:

  •  Baby’s growth
  •  Things you can do to facilitate easier child birth
  •  Monitoring your baby’s movements
  •  Diet and nutrition
  •  Exercise and breathing techniques
  •  How to relieve backache and cope with pain during labor
  •  Breastfeeding your newborn with confidence
  •  Caring for your newborn – myths & facts
  •  Post-partum care for you
  •  Infant massage
  •  Bathing your baby
  •  Complete labor rehearsal

Antenatal exercises are started from the 4th or

What the Lamaze program includes:

Stretching exercises

  •  Adductor stretching
  •  Lateral flexor stretching
  •  Pectoralis, trapexius and scalene stretching
  •  Trunk muscle stretching
  •  Quadriceps stretching
  •  Calf muscle stretching
  •  Strengthening exercises for upper limb, lower limb, trunk and pelvic floor muscles
  •  Dos and don’ts for exercise during and after pregnancy

Breathing exercises

  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Costal breathing
  • Apical breathing
  • Shallow breathing

What are the antenatal exercises during Lamaze?

Antenatal exercises are started from the 4th or 5th month of pregnancy with the consent of the doctor. These exercises help to build good muscle tone, strengthen ligaments, mobilizes joints and build up cardiac reserve, all of which help for an easy child birth.

5th & 8th month of pregnancy

  • Postural awareness and correction in all positions
  • Relaxation techniques – Jacobson’s relaxation techniques and breathing exercises
  • Back care

7th, 8th and 9th month of pregnancy

  • Educating the mother regarding the different stages of labor and exercises during the same
  • Educating the mother regarding the correct posture and feeding positions post-delivery and emphasizing the need for postural exercise program

9th month of pregnancy

  • Educating the mother regarding the different stages of labor and exercises during the same.
  • Educating the mother regarding the correct posture and feeding positions, post-delivery and emphasizing the need for postural exercise program.

Pelvic floor exercises (Kegel’s exercise)

Contract your pelvic floor muscles for three seconds then relax the muscles for three seconds. Do this 10-15 times several times a day. These exercises can be done during a variety of daily activities such as sitting in a meeting, while your car has stopped at a traffic light or when talking on the phone.

Lamaze classes in Kenya are vital for normal deliveries. Call us today and book appointment with our obstetrics specialists.

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