HYDERABAD, India, January 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Creating Another Batch of Passionate Advocates of Lamaze Gentle Birth Practices in India
Healthy Mother Wellness & Care (http://healthy-mother.com), India's largest provider of Lamaze Prenatal Childbirth classes to expecting couples, announced the start of the next batch in its series of Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator Workshops that trains and prepares aspiring Lamaze Childbirth Educators towards the path of official certification by Lamaze International.
A passionate group of aspiring childbirth educators will meet over three days of intensive training in Hyderabad, starting January 22, to learn about gentle birth practices that promote, support and protect normal birth and Mother-Baby friendly practices. The workshop is conducted under exclusive partnership with Douglas College, Vancouver, Canada, the world's pre-eminent institute for perinatal education.
Welcoming the latest batch of aspiring Lamaze teachers, Dr. Vijaya Krishnan, Director of Healthy Mother Wellness & Care, said, "Healthy Mother is committed to spreading the message of safe, healthy and empowering normal birth to expecting mothers and their families. Over the past four years, over 300 expecting couples have benefited from our Lamaze Childbirth classes, and have become knowledgeable and confident about pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care. In association with our partner, Douglas College, we have created a customized training program for Indian couples keeping in mind local customs and sensitivities. As more and more couples embrace the learnings from the Healthy Mother Lamaze Prenatal classes, we are constantly asked by expecting couples from all parts of the country for similar classes in their cities and towns. The Healthy Mother - Douglas College Lamaze Childbirth Educator Workshop is intended to create a cadre of committed, passionate Lamaze teachers from all over the country, who can then teach in their own communities. This "train the trainer" program has until now, graduated over 40 Lamaze Childbirth Educators in various cities and towns across India."
Healthy Mother CEO, Krishnan Sakotai said, "After receiving tremendous response from expecting mothers and dads in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune and Ahmedabad, we are now committed to making a difference in the lives of our customers across the country. Today, birth practices in India lack transparency and respect for the mother, thrive on unnecessary interventions, and steer couples towards cesarean operations, in many cases, to suit hospital and doctor interests. The Healthy Mother Lamaze Prenatal classes help couples become knowledgeable and thereby able to make informed choices about their pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care. This latest batch of Lamaze Childbirth Educators will join their predecessors in reinforcing gentle birth practices which are Mother-Baby friendly, evidence-based, and recommended by World Health Organization, National Institute of Health and other international public health institutions. In addition to attending this workshop, these aspiring Lamaze teachers will be mentored by our experts in preparation for the Lamaze Certification exam, which, once they clear, will award them the Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) certification."
About Healthy Mother Wellness & Care India Pvt. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Healthy Mother is the pioneer in bringing Scientific Midwifery Model of Care in India. We are the largest provider of Lamaze Prenatal classes to expecting mothers and dads, with centers in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Pune. We operate the Healthy Mother Sanctum™, India's largest Natural Birth Center, where mothers receive holistic, individualized, unlimited and empathetic care and freedom to labor on their own terms without having to submit to hospital or doctor pressures to undergo unnecessary interventions like c-sections. The unique feature of The Sanctum™ is that the birth center is equipped onsite with emergency backup infrastructure and staff (like surgeons etc) should the need arise, giving mothers the best of all worlds. Led by US-certified midwives, we are experts in normal birth and provide holistic, trusted care to mothers during their pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and post partum.
Our normal birth rates are 85% which is the highest in urban India. We have helped numerous mothers have normal delivery when they were previously deprived of that choice in conventional hospitals. Mothers with previous c-sections (VBAC) are welcome to try for normal delivery at The Sanctum™, with nearly 90% success rates. Our expertise includes water births, helping high risk mothers (such as those with Gestational diabetes, Hypertension) try for normal delivery. Healthy Mother has been recognized as being one of only nine birth centers across the world to follow Mother-Baby friendly birth practices by the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI). We are passionate advocates of exclusive breastfeeding newborns and infants at least till 6 months of age. To promote this important activity, we run the Healthy Mother Breastfeeding Support Network, a group on Facebook, where new moms and expecting moms can ask questions, discuss experiences and be advised by Healthy Mother experts and other expert moms who have been through similar situations.
Among other services we offer are Preconception Counseling, Prenatal Checkups, Prenatal Massage, Postnatal Exercise and Fitness, Breastfeeding Support, Wellness for Mother and Newborns, and Well Woman Care.
Primary Media Contact: Krishnan Sakotai, email@example.com, 91-78930-68666