Private & small group classes for mothers, and their partners, that cover all aspects of one’s prenatal experience. Cecily provides education and early-parenting training pertaining to preconception through the first year of postnatal life.
One learns essential, parenting skills that will set the tone for, and apply to, the lifelong parent-child relationship. Participants generally report feeling confident, nurtured, reflective, more in-touch, awed by the profound dots they connected, “smarter,” and better skilled, ready, and prepared for parenting.
Cecily covers the primary development principles for successful, effective, emotionally intelligent, enjoyable, responsible parenting right from the start. Consistent to Cecily’s teaching style is a sense of presence, youthful vitality, and wonder all the while thorough and result-producing.
Summary of Prenatal and Perinatal Development
Prenatal and Perinatal development is from the time of conception preparation (if that occurred) through conception, pregnancy, birth, and the 28 days of integration post birth. Pre and Perinatal Psychology (PPN) is the new and upcoming field within the stage of primary development. The knowledge provided by this cutting edge field is built into all the Baby Welcoming™ services. This pioneering field is an integration of embryology, birthing psychology, attachment theory, early childhood development education and theory, neuroscience, psychobiology, energy medicine, and progressive, evolutionary views. We are in a cultural paradigm shift as we come to recognize and respond to the realization that babies in the womb are sentient beings coherent of their in-utero experiences. Science is showing us that experience and memory of experience is not only a function of the brain as was once thought.
Fundamentals of the Field of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology
Pre and perinatal psychology says that a pregnant mother’s experience and emotionality affects the development of her unborn child. The Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Health (APPAH) explains that, “We find that pre- and perinatal experiences have a profound impact on health and human behavior. Life is a continuum, which starts not, as it commonly thought, at birth, but at conception. We see mother and child as fundamentally interconnected, and understand that babies are sentient beings who are best nurtured when their mothers are provided with a supportive and healthy prenatal environment.”
Experts in primary development have established that the pre and perinatal period is when core perceptions, belief structures, and ways of navigating relationships (for life) are embedded. The innate needs for security, belonging, love and nurturing, and feeling wanted are biological imperatives that every baby faces. A baby’s development is strongly influenced by the quality of his/her mother’s, and primary caregivers’, responses to these basic needs. We now know the quality of those responses or reactions determines the type of attachment with which a child embarks in life, for example a secure or insecure attachment. Adult, relational patterns can be traced back to our first type of attachment with our primary caregiver.
- To help you be become the parent you want to be, in order to realize and effectuate your parenting ideals
- To discover the quality of parenting and practiced principles involved in raising caring, compassionate, cooperative children who think for themselves and take actions based on an internal moral compass.
- To help you foster in your child (or children) their inherent sense of goodness, belonging, loving-nature, shining spirit, interdependence, and purposefulness.
- Women and couples considering parenthood or trying to conceive
- Pregnant women and their partners
- Privately in your home
- In small groups
- Introductory Group Talk (In-person, Internet, Tele-conference)
- Class Series (In-person and Internet)
- Weekend Group Workshops (In-person)
- Private Learning Immersions for Pregnant Parents (couples and singles)