Breathe In, Breathe Out! Best Prenatal Classes in Delhi-NCR

While pregnancy and childbirth are cherished moments in a woman’s life, they can also be quite overwhelming. As a relatively new mom, I would definitely agree that when it comes to having a baby, nothing can really duplicate the actual experience, however, a little education can go a long way in boosting your confidence and dispelling the many myths about the whole process. That’s where childbirth classes come in. These interactive and fun classes equip a mother-to-be with the technical know-how, physical fitness and emotional competence to embrace the experience of childbirth in a positive and confident manner.

They are also a wonderful forum to ventilate anxieties and bond with other expectant parents. With the rise of nuclear families in India, prenatal classes have become all the more relevant. Plus, taking the class also allows the father to be fully involved, educated and ready for the process too! So all you expectant mommies, here’s our lowdown on the best prenatal classes that Delhi/ NCR has to offer.

Fortis Mamma Mia

Part of Fortis Healthcare, Mamma Mia is known to offer a one stop solution for all maternity related services under one roof to cater to the expectant moms and new moms. Their prenatal session comprises of all that an expectant mother needs to know during her pregnancy journey. They organize Lamaze classes, customized yoga and fitness sessions, hypnobirthing classes, prenatal and postnatal massage, child care training for dads, baby and toddler care preparation classes and baby massage classes. They also have lactation counselors to give tips on breast feeding related queries. They also provide expecting moms with ‘Doula Services’, for those interested.

Location:

1. Fortis La Femme, Greater Kailash, S — 549 Greater Kailash — II

2. Fortis Hospital, A Block, Shalimar Bagh

3. Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital Sector B, Pocket 1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, Vasant Kunj

4. Fortis Memorial Research Institute Sector 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon.

For more details, please click on the above location.

Zaazen Wellness, Phoenix Hospital

One of the most modern birthing centers in the city, Phoenix Hospital is famous for bringing the concept of water birth to India few years ago. Their in-house holistic wellness centre, Zaazen provides a diverse range of pre and postnatal services to its clients. Their prenatal class is comprised of prenatal exercise classes which include customized yoga and fitness sessions, informative prenatal education classes and prenatal and postnatal massages. And if you are looking for some fun, then you can opt for their prenatal belly dancing workshop which is being offered on request.

Location: Phoenix Hospitals — E60–62, Greater Kailash I, New Delhi- 110048

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Apollo Cradle

The Cradle, an initiative of Apollo Hospital group offers a state of art infrastructure, luxury services and personalized attention to expectant moms with an aim to make their pregnancy journey as comfortable as possible. Their prenatal classes are designed for couples and provide all the relevant information related to pregnancy health care , preparation for labor and delivery, relaxation and breathing exercises , breastfeeding , post delivery care and new born care. With a limited class size of only 5–7 couples per class, new parents can expect lots of personal attention.

Location: 1. Plot No — 15 A, Moti Nagar, Nazafgarh Road, New Delhi — 110015

2. R-2, Nehru Enclave, Near Nehru Place Flyover, New Delhi — 110019

For more details, please click on the location above.

Sitaram Bhartiya Institute of Science and Research

One of the most well known hospitals in the city, the Sitaram Bhartiya Institute promise to offer a maternity care programme that begins when a woman starts thinking of conceiving and continues long after she delivers a baby. Knowing the demands of time, they conduct short and crisp series of four classes for couples on Saturdays with themes of pregnancy, diet and exercise, labour and delivery, postnatal care and preparing for the new arrival.

Location: B-16, Qutab Institutional Area New Delhi, 110016

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Paras Bliss hospital

Paras Bliss, a birthing specialty centre, just doesn’t take care of your pregnancy and delivery needs, but they make those nine months of your life as blissful possible. They offer a range of workshops and activities including informative antenatal classes, prenatal and postnatal massage, lactation counseling, post delivery weight reduction programme, baby massage treatment and sessions on baby and toddler care. They specialize in providing PAL services, a personal birthing consultant and a stretch mark treatment plan post pregnancy.

Location: F — 44, East of Kailash, New Delhi

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The Nutan Pandit Lamaze Programme for Childbirth

Nutan Pandit is a well known pregnancy expert who has been taking natural childbirth classes since 1978.These antenatal and postnatal workshops help prepare pregnant women both physically and psychologically. Here they get to learn about their body, the birthing process, prenatal exercises, nutrition, comfortable positions during labor, breathing techniques, breastfeeding and anything else they might want to know.

Location: C — 407, Ground Floor Defence Colony, New Delhi-110024

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Pregafit

With a vision to promote healthy motherhood, Pregafit offers prenatal and postnatal classes under the expert guidance of Dr. Ruchika Nagrath. She is a qualified medical practitioner and a Lamaze certified childbirth educator accredited by National commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) USA. Pregafit offers prenatal and postnatal exercises, nutrition advice, expert counseling and strategies that help in the process of labour. The services further include tips for lactation and postnatal exercises and diet advice to regain pre-pregnancy shape.

Location: Various centers across Delhi.

For more details, please click here.


Originally published at www.mycity4kids.com on August 22, 2016.

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