HAPTONOMIC ANTENATAL CARE 

Connect with the baby. We reduce stress through exercises, which is good for the development of the child. It promotes bonding and makes the birth better.

Haptonomical antenatal care

Confidently facing labour.

Guidance of both (expectant) parents is a central part of the therapy.. Stress is reduced through exercise, which can improve the baby’s development and ease the birth. This antenatal care can help the mother become more in contact with her changed (changing) body and to listen to it more. This is how she learns to know better just what she needs during pregnancy and birth and knows how to ask for it. The partner feeling involved is also important. As partner, you are part of this pregnancy, the birth (that, as a good team you allow to pass as naturally as possible) and the immediately following period.

Contact maken met het kindje in de buik, stimuleert dit zijn of haar ontwikkeling en zelfvertrouwen. Goed contact zorgt voor een goede hechting tussen ouders en kind. Op deze manier geef je je kind het gevoel vanuit een veilige basis het leven te ontdekken. Met zijn drieën genieten van de zwangerschap en het begin van een nieuwe gezinssituatie.

Topics covered for both parents during 6 sessions:

  • Learning how to connect with the baby during pregnancy.
  • Trying different positions, movements and skills to make carrying the baby easier for the mother.
  • Learning how to deal with pain and stress.
  • Explanation on the course of pregnancy and delivery.
  • Learning how to assist the mother coping with contractions and both experiencing which birthing positions feel good.

Haptonomic Antenatal Care starts around the 20th week of pregnancy. There are 5 appointments before the birth and 1 after, which will include your baby.

Baby massage

Baby massage strengthens the connection between you and your baby. A loving and affirming touch provides a secure bond and is relaxing and calming for babies. They can enjoy the undivided attention and touch of their father or mother. Being touched plays an important role in the development of babies and is essential for the development of the baby’s brain, bonding between parent and child and regulation the baby’s stress system. Baby massage leads to a calmer and deeper sleep, an increase in weight and height and being more interested in their environment. These babies also experience more joy in making contact and cry less. Parents who massage their babies feel that their bond becomes stronger and that it increases their self-esteem as a parent. There is more interaction between parent and child. Een liefdevolle en bevestigende aanraking geeft een veiliger hechting en het werkt voor baby’s ontspannend en kalmerend. Ze kunnen genieten van de onverdeelde aandacht en aanraking van de vader of moeder. Aanraking speelt een belangrijke rol bij de ontwikkeling van baby’s en blijkt zelfs essentieel voor de ontwikkeling van het babybrein, de hechting tussen ouder en kind en het reguleren van het stresssysteem van de baby. De effecten van babymassage zijn een rustiger en diepere slaap, een toename in gewicht en lengte en meer interesse voor hun omgeving. Ook hebben deze baby’s meer plezier in het maken van contact en huilen minder. Masserende ouders vinden dat de band met de baby versterkt werd en dat de massage de eigenwaarde van hen als ouder verhoogde. Er ontstaat meer contact tussen ouder en kind.

Prices

Haptonomical antenatal care:
This treatment for both parents lasts 50 minutes and costs €90,-

Baby massage:
Grouprate: €80,- per 4 sessions
Individual: €60,- per session

What others say about us
“Since my partner and I have followed pregnancy Haptonomy at Esther, we never have a argument again. Since then I have also had a more stable relationship with myself and with my partner. “
Sophie

Would you like to be advised without obligation?

please contact us

HaptoMotion Amsterdam
Niasstraat 5G
1095 TS Amsterdam

Present:
Monday: 8:00 – 19:00
Thuesday: 8:00 – 19:00
Wednesday: 8:00 – 13:00
Thursday: 8:00 – 19:00

HaptoMotion Muiden
Burgemeester de Raadtsingel 3
1382 BE Muiden

Present:
Wednesday 14:00 – 18:00
Friday: 8:00 – 18:00

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