Free Childbirth Education Course & Postpartum Doula services from Becky Gauci Maistre

[ 0 ] 19/05/2014 |

tree_of_life-01 jpgBecky writes:

I am currently completing my studies as a Childbirth Educator and Postpartum Doula. As part of the certification requirements I need to teach a childbirth education course as well as assist a mother and her newborn from birth to 6 weeks of age. 

The Childbirth Education Course will involve 4 lessons of 2 hours each and can be private or as a group of maximum 6 people. The parents do not need to be first time parents, but first-time parents are welcome. Fathers/partners are also very much encouraged to attend.

As a Postpartum Doula, my role is to assist the mother with learning basic baby-caring skills, assist with breastfeeding issues and refer to a lactation counsellor if there are problems, give the mother time to process her birth experience and talk about it, ensure the mother is taking adequate care of herself and so on. Certification requires that I assist the mother and baby for at least 1 hour a week for 6 weeks, but more hours can be added should the mother require additional assistance. A Postpartum Doula can also assist with transitioning older children into the new family dynamics.

As these are course requirements and part of my training, the above services are being offered free on a first-come, first-served basis.’

About Becky Gauci Maistre

Becky Gauci-Maistre had a traumatic birth experience with her first baby. She embarked on a journey of knowledge and discovery, determined to help others avoid such an introduction to parenthood. Following a healing and empowering journey with her second child, Becky quit her PhD studies in Identity Management and decided to start training as a childbirth educator and post-partum doula instead. She also co-founded the Better Birth Coalition, which is now a member of The Positive Birth Movement. She is the local chapter leader for Momma Trauma’s Sacred Circle – an international peer-to-peer group set up to assist mothers who have experienced a traumatic birth experience. She is currently beginning to get her ante- and post-natal services of the ground under the umbrella name Tree of Life. She is particularly focused on assisting mothers who have had traumatic birth experiences, require information on birth after traumatic birth, be it natural or repeat cesarean, and raising awareness on how to have positive birth experiences. For more information, you can contact treeoflife@gmail.com and mtsc.malta@gmail.com for birth trauma support.

She wrote the article A healing journey of empowerment – Birth after traumatic birth for the maltamum readers.

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