Mothers-to-be Pregnancy Academy 12 weeks to 24 weeks
- 1 hour on-demand video
- 3 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- We will continue to explore the 10 pregnancy skills fathers developed for themselves, how they are applicable to you as a pregnant woman and how each skill morphs through each of the 5 phases of pregnancy.
- No prerequisites
Phase 2 of pregnancy Mothers-to-be Pregnancy Academy course 12-24 weeks. We continue on learning the 10 skills that we focused on in phase 1 of pregnancy conception to 12 weeks. You do NOT need to have taken the first if that phase of pregnancy has passed you by!
These skills developed as a continuation of Birthing Better birth and birth-coaching skills developed by mothers and fathers in the early 1970s and the childbirth preparation skills that evolved from those birth management skills.
At a certain point Birthing Better fathers came to realise they were feeling left behind by the time they should start preparing for the birth of their baby much less by the Time the Birth arrived. From their keen interest to keep up, these 10 skills were developed.
Through the Udemy global community, Common Knowledge Trust, is passing on these legacy skills.
We stuck to a firm pattern of having an introduction of each skill and how each was applied to yourself, the baby and baby's father.
In this phase we'll be more relaxed and cover how each skill morphs. Some settle down and others stimulate a high level of attention.
- From 12-24 weeks many things just plan settle down ... and it's ok to feel more relaxed and a relief.
- You'll realise that each skill has it's own flavour and changes profoundly and subtly even during these 12 weeks.
- Your confidence will grow.
- If you're working on these skills with your baby's parent then together you will grow in ways many families never experience
- Pregnant women, birth professionals and others interested
This is a continuation of Mothers-to-be Pregnancy Academy Conception to 12 Weeks. But pregnancy moves along so fast in that funny slowish way that if you're now 12-24 weeks don't go backwards.
Where did these skills come from? Men! Fathers! They were desperate to keep up with you. You're desperate to keep up with you! Now you can learn the skills that help you keep up with all the changes.
Here are the 10 skills. Thank your father, husband/partner, brother, son, uncle, grandfather, nephew or male cousin. Any of those men could have helped develop these pregnancy skills.
Think about it. Men are absolutely desperate to know how-to. Who is going to teach them? Most women can't. We don't know what we want or WTF is happening throughout lots of pregnancy.
Men have taken it on to themselves to figure out what skills were the best.
Unless you have kids this skill calms down a bit during this phase of pregnancy. Always be grateful when you can be less attentive and don't have to be on task.
This frees you to be on task when it's necessary.
For those who didn't take the Mothers-to-be Pregnancy Academy Conception to 12 Weeks, this is an introduction to this skill.
When we are pregnant, we have to balance paying attention to details about ourselves and those around us. There's a biological mandate to turn inward. This is good and a protective mechanism.
We also live Life and everything in our Life places demands on us.
What makes all Women deeper and more consciously aware is this pull between going Inward and needing to keep our Life's stuff functioning.
Awareness is step one followed by Attention to Details followed by See What Needs to be Done and Doing it.
Because conception to 12 weeks turns on a type of awareness that most of us have never experienced ... or just a few times in Life. Pregnancy turns on a particular type of awareness.
Thankfully there are periods in pregnancy where this subsides only to be picked up again closer to the Birth and during Birth and of course during the early newborn period.
By 12 weeks we start to get very impatient about feeling our baby move. 12 weeks is 3 months. Long time to wait. We have to wait longer!
Whether this is your 10th pregnancy or 1st you are not in control. You're sharing your body with your baby. You're growing another human being inside you. All of this is hard work without moving a muscle. If you feel a bit overwhelmed that's natural. If you're feeling out of control, you are.
The best approach to all your weird and wild feelings is kindness.
Clarity to self is absolutely a vitally important skill for you to develop. We are in an epidemic of post-natal depression. There is absolutely no doubt that if you lack effective skills throughout pregnancy, skills to prepare for your baby's actual Birth as well as useable birth skills then you are much more likely to have some level of post natal depression. Why?
Post natal depression is a disconnect from Self and sense of feeling out of control. Birthing Better women rarely experience post-natal depression and if they do ... and are reminded to use some of the skills they've already learned ... then they come right. For a moment they forgot to use the skills they already had.
Men developed these skills because too many experience the same disconnect. Our Birthing Better Udemy Academies are designed to change pregnancy, birth preparation and birth for the positive.
As a woman who is becoming a mother you are facing all sorts of changes. We don't need to tell you that. You know. Those changes drag you away from the ability to delight.
This passage from 'becoming' to 'being' is all about maturing, becoming deeper and a richer person. Delight in your maturing. You're going through another phase in your Life. That's delightful.