Lamaze-Exercise Twin

Pregnancy & Physical Changes – Unexpected surprise: During the nine months of pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes many transformations with some of the physical changes: Expanding belly, Weight gain, Enlarged uterus, Morning sickness and backaches. The center of mass changes with more pressure on the organs (increased weight to be carried). As a result, many women unexpectedly are surprised in a relatively short span of time during pregnancy to experience back pain, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence (leaking).   Our Lamaze-Exercise Twin Program Tender Touch twin program not only prepares mothers with coping mechanisms during delivery (Lamaze) but also makes them fit before, during and after delivery (exercises). Lamaze is a childbirth preparation method aimed at building confidence and teaching coping mechanisms for labor to do away with fear–tension-pain phenomena during labor. Our classes focus on pregnancy and the growth and development of the baby by our Lamaze educators for women and their partners during the last trimester of pregnancy which prepares them for labor and birth. Lamaze Philosophy:
  • Birth is normal,
  • The experience of birth profoundly affects women and their families,
  • Women’s inner wisdom guides them through birth,
  • Women’s confidence and ability to give birth is either enhanced or diminished by the care provider and place of birth,
  • Women have a right to give birth free from routine medical interventions,
  • Birth can safely take place in birth centers and homes,
  • Childbirth education empowers women to make informed choices in health care, to assume responsibility for their health and to trust their inner wisdom.
Exercise: The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. It will also help you relax your body to cope with labor and get back into shape after the birth. Examples of exercises are: Squats (help open the pelvis during labor); Pelvic tilts (strengthen the abdominal muscles and help reduce back pain); Kegels (tone the muscles in the pelvic floor and prevent leaking urine); Gentle Body relaxation Massage (Scalp, Spine, Shoulder, Foot), etc.    Benefit of exercises During Labor:
  • You may have a shorter labor
  • You may be better able to tolerate laborpains
  • You may be able to avoid related musculoskeletal complications
  • Your baby may be less likely to need intervention
  • You may reduce the risk of a preterm birth
  • You may be able to push the baby out easier.
Tender Touch unique Lamaze-Exercise Twin program This is a 6 sessions’ twin program before delivery (Lamaze and Exercises) well designed to adequately prepare mothers during and after delivery. You have an option to visit our clinics or virtual consultation by video (android app – ttrehab). Remember to consult our qualified Tender Touch Team member to find out:
  1. Series and Schedules of our Lamaze-Exercise Twin Class programs,
  2. More information about the physical changes and your pregnancy,
  3. Exercises to do or avoid in pregnancy (Do’s and Don’ts),
  4. Preparedness and Coping mechanisms during labor,
  5. Keeping fit and healthy before, during and after you’ve had your baby
  Schedule Bookings: – (Walk in; Call us; or use our Android App – ttrehab):
  1. Live Class – Wednesdays and Sundays – 10.00am – 12.00 noon, NHIF Building, 2nd Floor Clinic, Ragati Rd, NBI, Kenya.
  1. Video (individualized)- Book at your convenience from home at the  comfort of your phone.