Once you become a parent, you are always doing everything you can to ensure your baby has the best of everything, especially when it comes to aiding in her or his physical and mental development. There are countless options when it comes to baby enrichment classes – starting right from infant classes and all the way through to the older years.
But did you know that a baby’s development starts at conception and continues to rapidly change during pregnancy? A baby inside the womb is a conscious human being with awareness, memory, and the ability to learn. Even from inside the womb, a baby is influenced by its environment and responds to it. The primary environment is the mother herself. The mother’s physical health and her mental and emotional health directly affect the baby in her womb. Beyond this, babies already have a sense of connection to the mother, father and the outside world. Babies respond positively to touch, the mother’s voice and in the time that the parents, and especially the mother spends in mindful connection with her baby.
A high quality childbirth program like the Lamaze Early Pregnancy Class or the Lamaze Labor & Birth Antenatal Class ensures that sufficient time is spent in informing couples about the research and evidence surrounding the emotional, psychological, and mental aspects of pregnancy and birth in addition to the physical aspects and how it impacts your baby’s growth and development. In doing so, it empowers couples to take the best decisions for their baby when there is still time to make a change and impact rather than never learning about it or knowing when it’s too late and not much can be done.
Here are 3 ways why a comprehensive antenatal class is the first enrichment class for your precious baby: