CONNECT: Learning to bond with your partner and baby as you grow your family
Module 1 – CONNECT
To help our clients CONNECT we teach them The B.E.S.T. Start Solution™. Would you agree that along with happiness and excitement pregnancy can bring with it some fears too?
Unfortunately, though many mums-to-be don’t always share their concerns because they are afraid that they are going to sound silly for worrying too much.
Their partners often don’t share their deepest concerns either, as they don’t want to cause worry.
Some also feel that it is not their place to have fears – after all, they are not the ones having to carry and give birth to the baby.
A lot of mums-to-be are also worried, about whether any ‘upsets’ that they might encounter during pregnancy could impact on their baby, and it doesn’t help that there is a lot of conflicting information out there about whether that is true.
And here’s the thing…
This means that at a time when a woman and her partner want to feel the most connected to each other and their baby, that, unfortunately, there may be some things inadvertently causing a disconnect emotionally instead.
Which is why The Wise Hippo Bump, Birth and Baby Blueprint programme starts much earlier than traditional antenatal education.
And the focus of module one is how pregnant parents-to-be CONNECT with their own feelings, and each other, about their bump, birth and baby journey.
Wise Hippo clients who have already experienced this session, are sharing that what they learnt has helped them to CONNECT much more closely with each other, about what they want for their pregnancy, birth and early parenting journey.
Mum’s have shared that they feel connected to their baby at a deeper level, and their partners have shared that they feel much more a part of the pregnancy having attended this session.
This is a four-step solution that I have created for our clients, to help them understand the bonding process, and how their emotional well-being can support their baby’s long-term emotional growth.
This session provides the space for couples to think about their individual feelings about their pregnancy, the birth, and becoming parents whether that is for the first time or of a growing family.
They are then able to share those feelings openly with each other. Something that some couples have shared that they are not always able to do, for fear of worrying their partner or looking silly.
Women and their partners learn about emotions in a way that for most they have not come across before, and they find it both interesting in relation to their pregnancy and incredibly useful for their everyday lives.
During this session, they also learn some great tools for ensuring that they consistently replenish their cup in order to be the best for their family, and some lovely ways to connect with their unborn baby.
The B.E.S.T. Start Solution™ is a wonderful foundation, for ensuring that our Wise Hippo clients feel confident and empowered to make decisions that are right for them, through their connection with themselves, each other and their baby.