August 30, 2016

The Smart Parenting Baby Shower

Although my baby Juancho is almost 11, it's still a great joy to cover events about babies like The Smart Parenting  Baby Shower held at Discovery Suites in Ortigas last August 28, 2016.

The second instalment of its annual SP Baby Shower was a whole day affair filled with informational talks, fun activities, an invigorating yoga class and exciting raffle games. Expectant mommies were pampered and given useful tips as they wait and get ready for their new bundle of joy.

The first speaker was Betty San Luis, CD, the main childhood mentor of Birthing is a Blessing, a childbirth mentoring and Doula support service, and is a certified Doula, a trained labor and birth support person who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother and her partner during pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum. She is part of Childbirth International, a global organization committed to establishing international standards for childbirth education programs and doula training.

Emergency and safety during pregnancy and at childbirth was discussed by Dra. Ella Salvador, a pediatrician at Ospital ng Muntinlupa and Unihealth-Paranaque Hospital and Medical Center. And finally, to be ready and being well prepared for the coming of your new bundle of joy, Chiqui Brosas,
an experienced childbirth educator and doula since the 1990’s and a breastfeeding advocate since 1997, shared ways on how you can face the pain and be confident in the day of labor and some relaxation techniques and exercises through a Lamaze session. Chiqui is known as the guro when it comes to natural childbirth because of her calmness and ability to control during labor and until birth.

Capping off the series of talks, a pre-natal yoga was conducted by Tanya Dela Cruz, one of the founding members of OneLife Studio, offering yoga and pilates classes.

SP Baby Shower 2 is made possible with major sponsors: Downy Babe Gentle and Belo Baby.

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