Thursday, March 28, 2013

20130329 Article on First Time Father's Fears about Their Wives Birth

I sometimes ask my birth students what is the reason for their joining the class. Many share about their own fears in giving birth and in the hospital procedures.

In one particular birth class, I was surprised to find out that almost all of my would be mother's concern was with their husband's fear about their birth. Many were afraid of not knowing what to do during The Big Day, how they could help their wives. Other's joined because they wanted to understand what their wives were going though. Some wanted to bond with their wives and wanted to be involved. Some were afraid of blood. Other's were not sure of how they would react when they see their wives in pain. While many wanted to know when was the right time to take them to the hospital.

I've always liked the advice given by Robin Elise Weiss in her many articles regarding labor and birth. Here is one of them that I think would help new couples address the new dad's questions about their wives birth.

10 Things to Help Dad Cope in the Delivery Room
 by Robin Elise Weiss

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Breastfeeding Story from FB Lea Dalisay

  • Thursday
  • Ali Sta Maria Dalisay
    Dear Chiqui,
    My son, Antonino, is almost 13 months old. How time flies. 
    I didn't go back to work! And we are still direct breastfeeding. I really can't believe it. God really made it happen.
    Our finances are good. And we saved so much because we don't buy formula and we're part time cloth diaper users. We don't have a yaya because I stay at home and that saved us money too. 
    I am so grateful that you encouraged me to stay at home. I am also thankful that we attended your birth class. If we hadn't been able to do natural birth, breastfeeding wouldn't be this easy.  there was even a time that I pumped milk for two other babies because their moms were unable to breastfeed them.
    I hope you can continue to do your work in the years to come. 
    Lea Dalisay
    March 7, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Prepared Childbirth Class # 222 April 2013

as of April 22, 2013
PCC # 222 APRIL 2013
Prepared Childbirth Class # 222

SPECIAL NOTE: PCC 223 in MAY will push through. Stay posted. Start will either be on May 12 or 19. Please pre-register already so we could text you re. start of the class. +63920-9052737

Last day of class (April 28 Sunday) is potluck!

Time of April 20, saturday will be earlier, 12:30-3:30pm!!!
Venue of class will be in Pasig City. See address below.
There will be 3 Sunday Time has been moved later. See below!
NOTE: Visit a day before for any changes especially in the venue.

TIME: Changed to 2:00-5:00pm instead of 1:30-4:30pm!!!!
             Time changed!!! April 20, Saturday, will be 12:30-3:30pm

DATES: April 7 (Sunday), (April 14 No Class), April 20 (Saturday), April 21, 28 (Sundays)  

            Note: 3 Sunday Classes & 1 Saturday Class

NOTE: May class is not confirmed (if ever, possibly May 12, 19, 26, June 2 (4 Sundays) PCC # 223. 
           Next class will be in June 9, 16, 23, 30 (PCC # 224) 4 Sunday's. 
           If there will be no class in May, June class will start on June 2 (PCC # 223, 4 consecutive Sundays
           and no class on June 30).

POSSIBLE VENUES in MAKATI or PASIG (only one venue for the month):
NOTE: Depends on availability of place & number of participants.

Soliman Corporation Center
2182 Don Chino Roces Ave. (fromerly Pasong Tamo), Makati
Ask lobby receptionist which room and floor,
on the ground floor is BPI atm,
between Herald Suites & Oriental Plaza.
Near Makati Cinema Square and Japnese Town.
Park on the available slots along the road.

Robinson Circle Subdivision along Henry P. Javier St., ( you have to go in the subdivision to find the condo. The condo. is not along H. P. Javier St.) 338 Dona Feliza Condo., Unit 325, Pasig City, Tesa's Yoga Studio
DIRECTIONS to Pasig venue:
If your coming from Meralco Ave. headed towards Shaw, when you reach ULTRA (or what is now called the Dept.Ed. on your left side), turn left to H. P. Javier. Now you're headed towards Shaw Blvd. You will pass on your left side, Valle Verde Country Club & Nipa Hut Resto. Drive slowly or you might miss the subdivision to your left side. Left to Robinson Circle Subdivision, the street loops like a horseshoe so there are 2 entrances. Once you're inside the subdv. in front of the empty lot is a Dona Feliza Condominium. Ask guard for Tesa's Yoga Studio, Unit # 325, 2nd floor.
NOTE: If you're coming from Meralco Ave. and you entered H. P. Javier St. and you've passed, on your left side, Phoenix Subdivision or Canley Rd. or Victoria Court, then you have missed the venue, Robinson Circle Subdivision.

BRING: Exercise mat or towel, 2 bed pillows, ball point/pen, paper for taking down notes, snacks & drinks for yourselves

WEAR: Casual comfy clothes, pants, leggings or shorts, close neck shirt. Prepare to seat on the floor. If you wish, bring cushions & back support like pillows for your comfort.

REGISTRATION IS A MUST! Text or Email, complete information so we could inform you of any changes.

"YES2BIRTH/ Month you will join/ Names (include your partner)/ OB/ Hosp./EDD (est. due date)/ Mobile/ Landline Home & Office/ Email/ 
How did you 1st learn about Chiqui Brosas (pls be specific, ex. ref. by OB (give name), relative or friend, search engine (what did you type), reading material (name which one ex. Baby Magazine, Mommy Pages, etc.), TV (name which show), hospital (who referred, which hospital & what department ex. information, doctors clinic flyer, birthing suite station by nurse, etc.), FB, Internet forum ( ex. W@W)...
What's your Facebook email/ Multiply name/

Ex: on how to pre-register: YES2BIRTH Jan./ Rose & Rolf Hahn / Dr. Santo Domingo/ MMC/ April 1, 2013/ 09174770628/ 9644321/ 6362782 loc. 529/ friend Juan de la Cruz/ FB multiply.birth

Birth GLOBE: +63917-88-BIRTH (247-84), cc or call Dorz 0917-477-0628
Birth SMART: +63920-905-27-37 (for texting only)


ONE ON ONE: Private Birth Class also available for one whole day or two half days in the comfort of your home.
For photos and fees, visit:

OTHER AVAILABLE SERVICE: Hire a Doula or Professional Labor Coach during your birth

CANDID PHOTO SHOTS: What better way to capture your wonderful birth experience & remember the first time you held & smelled your baby? Have my daughter take photos of you:
1.) Labor & birth, the first time you & your husband bonded with your newborn, your first family photo
2.) Newborn rooming-in with mommy & daddy/ Nursery experience
Rej has gone through a natural birth herself. She nows how it's like to be in your shoes. She has been in
2 of my births & has been my doula at both births. She exclusively breastfed & is still doing so. 
Pleas visit the fantastic photos she took of some births:


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