Child care

CHILDBIRTH / ANTENATAL CLASSES

Bringing a child into the world is one of the most rewarding and thrilling experiences a woman can have. Fortis HAPPY MOM guides the expectant parents to a deeper understanding of the physical, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of birth, which provides a multi-sensory, holistic approach to childbirth education.

We provide you with a variety of personalised classes that can assist you in almost every aspect of the childbearing year. We share accurate, knowledgeable and evidence-based information with you, offering unique real-world practical experiences that come from years of childbirth support. More than being just a useful source of evidence based information, we provide you with a source of inspiration, learning, discovery and support for both the mother-to-be and the father-to-be.

PREPARED CHILD BIRTH CLASS

The Prepared Child Birth class will give you and your partner the information you need regarding labour and birth, to make the decisions that are best for you. You will learn comfort techniques and practice breathing and relaxation exercises that will help to facilitate your labour and birth as well as decrease pain and fatigue.

BIRTHING AGAIN, REFRESHER CLASS

This refresher class is designed for experienced parents who want to brush up on birthing skills. The highlights of the class include insightful ways to reflect on your previous birth(s), learn new pain-coping skills to add to what worked before, time to connect with this baby, and ways to prepare siblings for the new arrival.

BIRTH FEARS WORKSHOP

This is an uplifting and creative class designed to help pregnant women (and partners) identify their preconceived expectations of labour, acknowledge their fears and find their personal coping skills that will serve them in labour.

LABOUR SUPPORT

Labour support provides the assistance to the woman and her partner in preparing and for carrying out their plans for the birth. We stays by your side throughout the entire labour providing an emotional support, physical comfort measures, an objective viewpoint and assistance in getting the information which you need to make good decisions during labour.

BREASTFEEDING / LACTATION

We help you learn practical tips including demonstrations of positioning and latch, babies hunger cues and how to know if your baby’s getting enough, the benefits of breastfeeding to both mom and baby, feeding patterns, growth spurts, sleep states, role of fathers, nutrition for mom, and what breastfeeding resources are available.

POSTNATAL SHAPE UP CLASS

This class helps the new moms regain strength and energy levels by focusing on postpartum nutrition, fitness-Pilates, basics of Tai chi and postpartum depression. The class also has a session on exercising with your babies.

BIRTH CONTROL

In this class, we cover the methods of control and its pros and cons. We also discuss the myths regarding birth control.

NEW BORN CARE CLASS

This class will help you gain confidence in taking care of your new baby. Here you will learn:

  • Things to do Before Baby comes
  • New born Procedures
  • Normal new born Appearances
  • Baby Communication
  • Diapering
  • Bathing/Massage
  • Crying and Calming
  • Sleep Pattern
  • New born warnings signs
  • Feeding pattern
  • Immunisations etc.

VENUE: Fortis Malar Hospital, Auditorium

TIME: Saturday Evenings

LACTATION / BREASTFEEDING CONSULTATION

Many traditional societies have recognised that a new mother is often vulnerable and sensitive and needs encouragement and support. The informal, traditional support system that positively reinforced breastfeeding in the past may no longer be in place where modernisation and bottle-feeding have become the norm.

The promotion of breastfeeding is more complex than it may seem on the surface. The superiority of human milk over substitutes is well acknowledged by the scientific and medical communities and the general population. It is not easy to explain why parents choose artificial milk in spite of that knowledge. Many times recommending breastfeeding has been failed when complications arise. The reasons behind this are complex. To understand these contraindications requires examining many issues involved with infant feeding practices that evolved and will continue to evolve, along with other changes in the society.

At the Fortis Lactation and Breastfeeding Consultation, you will be counselled by the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a member of Breastfeeding Promoting Network of India (BPNI).

We provide you support and comfort in your breastfeeding experience. We are happy to help you in all quires like

  • Providing breast milk for your baby
  • Expecting a baby or nursing your baby
  • Experiencing breast or nipple pain
  • Breast abscess
  • Thrush
  • Baby jaundice
  • Preterm baby breastfeed
  • Mother not feeling well
  • Medications during breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding and pregnancy
  • Working mother and breastfeeding
  • Contraception and breastfeeding
  • Adopted/surrogate mother breastfeed(Induce Lactation)
  • Had difficulty in breastfeeding your 1st baby
  • Baby is not gaining at least an ounce a day
  • Worried that your baby is not getting enough breast milk
  • Wondering if you are producing enough milk
  • Not latching well or at all
  • Baby is very sleepy
  • Using a nipple shield
  • Have twins or triplets or more
  • Baby was born before her/his due date
  • Supplementing your baby with formula or breast milk
  • Pumping in the first few days after delivery
  • “Breastfeeding is too difficult”

Lactation Consultation: Saturday 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm with prior Appointments.