Friday, September 19, 2014

Prepared Childbirth Class #239 October 2014


as of Oct. 2, 2014

PCC # 239 OCTOBER Class 2014

ADVOCACY: To empower women to have a safe planned birth through knowledge. 

Class will be held in Makati Venue. See below.
Visit a day before the class or on Saturday for final venue.
If you pre-registered, you will be advised. Please acknowledge when we text.

RECORDING/TAPING: The rights of recording & taping are reserved so no recording or taping of the session is allowed. Only picture taking with your camera is allowed. Photos of all the participants are taken for filling/recording. Please advise us earlier if you do not like your photos to appear on the internet & seat beside the teacher's right side.

TIME: 2:00-5:00pm & 9:00-12-:00pm for the 2nd class
            Oct. 12 is the only class in the morning 9:00-12:00pm (confirmed)

DATES: Subject to change without prior notice so visit blog site a day before the class.
            October 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 consecutive Sundays)

NOTE: Childbirth Classes run every month. Only one batch given a month & is subject to change. Please pre-
            register! If you will cancel please advice us asap so we could give your slot to the others! These are
            usually 4 consecutive Sundays.
            PCC # 240 November Class 2014
                                November 2, 9, 16, 23 
            PCC # 241 December Class 2014
                                November 30, December 7, 14, 21
            PCC # 242 January Class 2015
                               January 4, 11, 18, 25
VENUE: MAKATI or PASIG or SAN JUAN (only one venue for the month). To be determined.
Note: Depends on availability of place & number of participants so please pre-register & acknowledge our text when we do final confirmation for head count. 

REQUEST: We are always on the look out for new venues. Please advice us if you know of a location where we could have childbirth classes. All we need is an air conditioned or well ventilated clean spacious room, clean comfort room & available parking. An elevator if it's on a high floor. Yoga or dance studios, conference rooms are ideal. Thank you! Contact: +63920-905-2737

Soliman Corporation Center
2182 Don Chino Roces Ave. (fromerly Pasong Tamo), Makati
Ask lobby receptionist which room and floor, (Usually 3rd F/ Room 1)
on the ground floor of the building is a BPI atm,
it is located between Herald Suites & Oriental Plaza buildings.
Near Makati Cinema Square and Japanese Town restaurants.
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. There are 2 entrances to Robinson Circle Subdivision since the road is a horse shoe. Beside one entrance is a vulcanizing shop just before Phoenix Subdv. found on your left side.

11 Annapolis Wilshire Plaza
Annapolis St. (nearer EDSA side)
San Juan, Metro Manila
Unit 1101 (Mr. V. Siy)
Across International Fountain School & Choi Garden Restaurant
Parking is outside along the street. First come first serve basis. Bring an umbrella just in case it rains. You may have to walk a distance so drop your wife first. Prepared to walk.

TOPICS COVERED: (may have a slight variation on the day when the topics will be taken up)
Everything you need to know about labor & birth & more. The classes educate, equip & empower pregnant couples to plan for their birth. Shows them what to expect & what questions to ask their OB.
Day 1: Introduction, Common Complaints, Warning Signs, How to stay healthy, Anatomy, Terms &   
           Definitions, Cardinal Movements, Pregnancy Exercises
Day 2: Nutrition, Safe Sleeping for infants to prevent SIDS, Goody bag, Birth Plan, SOP's on Hospital Procedures
            for Mother & Newborn, Role of the Coach
Day 3: Drugs & Medication, Tests & Interventions, Cesarean, Signs of Labor, Stages of Labor, Breathing &
           Relaxation, Comfort Measures
Day 4: Postpartum, the New born & baby care, breastfeeding, Panic Routine, Positions in Labor, Massages,
           Breathing, Awarding of Certificates & pot luck celebration!

Day 5 Financial Wellness Seminar. Learn how to save & financially plan & what instruments are available to meet your financial goals especially on savings & investments. 
Day 5 is to be announced if offered. May be requested by couples. Private or group class are for free for my students. I also offer free financial advice for my students at no obligation.

BRING: Exercise mat or beach towel, 2 bed pillows & your class manual in every class, ball point/pen, paper for taking down notes, snacks & drinks for yourselves. 

WEAR: Casual comfy clothes, for the ladies: pants, leggings, shorts or long lose dress, close neck blouse ( so breasts do not show when you bend over for the exercises) . Prepare to sit on the floor. If you wish, bring cushions & back support like pillows for your comfort.

PRE-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/ 

Ex: on how to pre-register: YES2BIRTH OCT./ Jane & Juan Cruz / Dr. Santo Domingo/ MMC/ Jan.
1, 2014/ 09174770628/ 9644321/ 6362782 loc. 529/ friend Juana de la Cruz/ FB 

Text SMART: +63920-905-27-37 (for texting only) 
Call GLOBE: +63917-477-06-28 (you may call Dorz)
NOTE: Please  acknowledge all our replies to your textes & inquiries so we know you received our textes & so that we do not keep texting & bothering you with our textes. Thank you so much!


ONE ON ONE: Private Birth Class also available preferably for one whole day (or two half days) in the comfort of your home. Please prepare for lunch & for dinner if we extend (no additional charge for the class). For classes outside Metro Manila (example: Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan), it will be one whole day, example 10:00am-7:00pm (may extend an hour or two if necessary to cover all topics so please keep the whole day open). Additional charge of P2000. if venue is far from Pasig City & if outside Metro Manila. Out of town/country Birth Class is also possible/arrangeable with free board, lodging & transportation fare. Might be cheaper if you come down to Manila.

OTHER AVAILABLE SERVICE: Hire me as your Doula or Professional Labor Coach during your birth. I will be with you from Active labor until your baby is born. Payment is on the same day. 

Requirement: You should have been able to complete my Birth Class. I would like to be with you in one of your visit with your OB, at least once, to discuss your birth plan. Acceptance fee of P1000. to be settled right after the doctor's visit. It is non-refundable but deductible to the Doula fee after the baby's birth. Some hospitals need permission for a second person/coach to be with the woman during her labor & birth, so you/we would need to acquire that from the hospital.

Important notice: Advice me, any time of the day, as soon as labor has started to allow me ample time to get ready & to meet up with you during Active Phase in the hospital. Since the time of your birth is unpredictable, I will try to proceed immediately as soon as possible. Just like your OB I too I have a partner/reliever I work with who is very caring & just as reliable who can be with you just in case I can not be there though it is not likely that this will happen.

CANDID PHOTO SHOTS: What better way to capture your wonderful birth experience & remember the first time you held & smelled your baby but through phtographs? Lady photographer recommended by several OB's. Please visit her fabulous work:


OTHER ADVOCACY: Help improve Financial Literacy. Learn more. Contact Chiqui 0920-905-2737

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

20140909 Testimony of Ramon & Jella about Ethan's birth PCC 235

Sunday 7:49am

Hi yes! It helped my wife greatly. The early labor was long and painful, so the breathing and natural pain mgmt and swaying and pushing against the wall helped a lot!

My gwapo birthing coach showing off his certificate from Chiqui Brosas-Hahn! I'm asking him to grow his hair a bit longer pa so he can style it like Olivier Giroud
— with Ramon Osmeña.

Ethan Michael Veloso Osmena
Grandma Cherry was a friend of mine.
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