note, all courses are in German unless noted elsewise.
Birth preparatory courses are offered either for
couples or for women only. It is best to start this
class within the last third of pregnancy.
In this course you will obtain easy to understand
and useful information provided by a competent midwife.
The topics covered are:
• How does the body prepare for birth?
• How do I recognize that labour is about
• How can I help my partner during the birth
of our baby?
• What happens during birth?
• How do we want to give birth to our child?
• Natural Breathing and Relaxation Exercises
• Practical Advices
• How to deal with the pressure from your
family and friends
• Perhaps find new friends who are also just
growing into their new roles as parents
During pregnancy the female kinetic apparatus is
challenged by extreme load. Due to the extra weight
gained during pregnancy the spine, the hips and
the entire lower extremities are highly stressed.
The hormonal change which occurs during pregnancy
further contributes to this effect. The band-like
connections within all joints loosen. This causes
a lower joint-security. Especially, in the area
connecting spine and hips painful muscle tenseness
can be the consequence of this joint-loosening.
In addition, Posture deficits already existent before
pregnancy become more acute.
The hips move forward and the lumbar spine is increasingly
bent! As a consequence of this posture deficit the
muscles in the area of the lumbar spine become tense
and pain can occur in the spinal area as well as
To prevent problems like this, the class concentrates
on gentle mobilisation, targeted muscle strengthening,
stretching exercises, conscious relaxation (belly,
back, hips and pelvic floor musculature) and practicing
of belly breathing.
The class leader also corrects each mother’s
standing and walking postures
Belly dance for pregnant woman
Dancing puts you into a good mood, promotes your
sense of balance, enhances your contact with your
baby and can be helpful during birth.
Yoga for pregnant woman
The course offers relaxation techniques, which
can be used very effectively to support birth.
The course also shows methods of stress relief
Breathing becomes very important during labour.
Here you learn different breathing techniques.
By sounding vowels and syllables you create an
atmosphere which comforts, calms and relaxes you
and your baby, and helps you to deal with possible
movements and simple positions (Asana) are adopted
according to your state
you meet other pregnant women you can share your
thoughts, questions and feelings.
Here parents can already practice handling a baby
before their own one is born. The course can help
to allay natural concerns.
As well as practical exercises through which you
learn to handle newborns, the course offers help
with decisions many parents-to-be have to face
and which are not treated in birth preparatory
Topics of the course are:
Handling the newborn child in everyday life.
The new everyday life as a family
Different diapering methods with practical exercises
The baby bath with practical exercises
Choice of the sleeping place
First baby supply package
Choice of the child physician
First aid measures for babies
and many more.....
Breast-feeding women join these groups starting
from 3 weeks after birth to exchange their experiences.
All questions concerning breast-feeding and nutrition
• Milk production
• Breast-feeding preparation
• Breast-feeding positions
• Breast-feeding problems
• Using a milk-pump
• Baby’s first “real” meals
Starting 6 - 8 weeks after birth.
After pregnancy and particularly after birth the
spinal column and the hips have been highly stressed.
Often one-sided muscle tenseness has developed as
consequence of the weakened trunk muscles. Consequently,
the hips tilt forward and an intensified hollow
cross formation can occur. Muscle tenseness in the
area of the lumbar spine is a consequence. Additionally,
the enlargement of the breasts causes a forward-shift
of the shoulders, which causes an intensified round
back formation. Muscle tenseness in the neck-shoulder
area can occur.
The recovery gymnastic are necessary in order
to rebuild the body’s muscular balance and
thus to avoid back, and hip problems and to prevent
Parts of the recovery gymnastics strengthen the
weakened musculature (belly, bottom, pelvic floor).
Other exercises focus on relaxation and stretching
of the strutted musculature (loins spinal column
and shoulder neck range).
The recovery gymnastics entail the strengthening
of weakened muscles (stomach, hips and pelvic floor)
as well as relaxation and stretching of tense muscles
(lumbar spine and neck-shoulder area).
PEKIP (Prager Eltern und Kind Programm =
Prague Parents and Child Programme)
Pekip is very popular in Germany. This programme
starts when children are about 8 weeks old and continues
up to the age of one year. It is designed to help
parents dealing with their newborn children.
We want to give our baby time:
express his/her needs and to move independently
observe him-/herself and other babies
feel good without clothes
make contact with other babies and adults
We want to give ourselves time for discussions over
and other questions concerning recent parents.
From the 4th Week up to crawling age.
Communicate with your physical contact love, acceptance,
and respect. When you massage your baby in a quiet
moment during the day, this massage is a medium
of communication which will be at your disposition
throughout parenthood. Together with your child
you will build the foundation for a life-long relaxation
In this course you learn to give your baby a whole
body massage which can alleviate baby flatulence
and colic attacks and enhance maternal bonding.
At the same time you can exchange with other class
participants about the challenges and joys of parenthood.
course "Baby plays" is for children starting
from 5th months and for children starting from 10th
Feldenkrais is a gentle method to train the pelvic
floor before and after birth. You learn to experience
and use consciously the functioning of the pelvic
floor. Everyday movements and actions will become
easier for you.
At the same time this method serves as relaxation
for mother and child.
Without effort the musculature is strengthened and
the flexibility enhanced. Your back is relaxed a
positive body feeling is soon to be noticed.
method is especially beneficial during pregnancy,
incontinence, bladder disease, uterus lowering or
abdomen operations as well as menstruation troubles.
Development of an individual nourishing concept.
Tips for the special nutrition during pregnancy
and the breast-feeding period.
Belly dance for pregnant woman
Yoga for pregnant woman
Brest feeding group
Recovery support after birth