Creating a stronger foundation upon which your family can grow.
The programme consists of five sessions covering the following topics:
Session 1 - What Kind Of Parent Will You Be?
Exploring your influences and ideas around parenting and managing your expectations about your partner as a mother or father.
Session 2 - Strengths and Values
What are you good at and what do you value about yourself, your partner, your relationship and wider circle?...How does this apply to parenting?
Session 3 - Expectations
What are your expectations of yourself, your partner, your family and friends. How will things work on a practical level when juggling the extra 'baby' ball.
Session 4 - Being Ready
What else do you need to do before welcoming your baby....exploring where you are at and filling in any gaps to ensure that you are in a good place mentally and emotionally and feeling prepared.
Session 5 - Birth Debrief
This final session is offered in your home during the first few months following the birth and is a lovely opportunity for Meg to meet with you and your baby and chat through the birth. Sometimes the birth experience turns out to be quite different to what you were expecting and can leave you feeling emotionally raw. If left unaddressed, this may cause issues later in your relationship manifesting itself through poor communication, loss of intimacy and emotional instability. Exploring the birth story in a structured way with a knowledgeable and empathic medical professional, gives the opportunity to gain greater insight into what happened and why, helping to secure your emotional recovery as a couple.
With fifteen years experience as a midwife and five years of specialising in birth debrief, Meg is well placed to provide this niche service as part of the Parental Coaching programme.