I've had quite a few inquiries about antenatal classes for next year and while it feels a wee way-a-way...it's actually not when you have to plan and book venues. So, that has been my main focus this week, trying to fit classes in and working around the public holidays we will be having - quite a few in April which is proving tricky to work around!
There are plans in the pipe line for some new classes next year too which is really exciting, these will help support more families in Hawke's Bay so they can feel supported and confident in their choices and options throughout their entire pregnancy and parenting journey.
Mums and Dads will now have the opportunity to make a Soothing Peri Spray (for their perineum) to use after birth or a Soothing Padsicles (cold pads for after birth) during class. These are easy to make (although sourcing all the ingredients for home use may be tricky and possibly costly) and easy to add to their postnatal self-care regime. Cold therapy may help soothe the pain, inflammation and help with wound healing. The padsicles can been made up ahead of time and kept in the fridge or freezer and the peri spray needs to be kept in the fridge and used within 1 month. I'm excited to see how they get on making them and the feedback after birth.