Pregnancy Dance Workshop

Posted on Jun 20, 2017

Dr.Barkha, in her simple and engaging style coached the new mommies-to-be about the correct from of exercises, trimester wise exercise program, daily exercise routine,different forms of exercises viz.

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The event was a success with enthusiastic Pregnant Mothers who explored their limits by knowing the techniques of Dance during Pregnancy.

Dr.Barkha, in her simple and engaging style coached the new mommies-to-be about the correct from of exercises, trimester wise exercise program, daily exercise routine, different forms of exercises viz. stretching, strengthening and cardio; importance of exercises during labor and busting myths about exercises. The Pregnancy Dance involved a complete 45 minutes session including warm up, dance and cool down and all the mommies-to-be danced to the beats of Dr.Barkha. It was a complete fun filled, full of energy and a power packed workout for the expecting mothers.

The pregnancy dance workshop included a practical session on Kegel’s exercises which are a very helpful in strengthening the muscles that support the uterus; it helps to during delivery and are also very effective in keeping your body toned after delivery. Dr.Barkha answered several questions from the participants who wanted to know how to overcome common pains and discomforts during pregnancy and whether they can sleep on one side or not. The expecting women were surprised with some of the answers, clearing the facts, busting the myths and simple solutions to common pregnancy problems!

The mothers went happy, enjoyed every moment of the session. They went home with a smile, positivity and were able to explore their new limits of mobility during pregnancy.

The 2 hour pregnancy dance Workshop was followed by High Tea and sumptuous snacks. Mommies-to-be interacted with each other over tea and coffee and shared their experiences.

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Overwhelming response to 2nd Antenatal Care Workshop in Nagpur

Posted on Oct 10, 2016

We had an overwhelming response for the second edition of ‘Beautiful Beginnings’, an Antenatal Care Workshop by Dr. Barkha, held on the 8th October, 2016, at Chitnavis Center, Nagpur!

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Young couples in Nagpur are very aware of the importance of proper Antenatal Care during pregnancy; it was so heartening to see the daddies-to-be taking so much interest in the workshop, and pampering the mommies-to-be with their care and questions about antenatal care. It was a lovely interactive session, with Dr. Barkha answering each and every question and addressing common pregnancy concerns and problems that both moms-to-be and dads-to-be face.

There was lots of fun too, with couples learning pregnancy exercises together, doing Lamaze breathing together, and daddies-to-be learning to fold nappies, and also learning the right way to handle the new born baby.

All participants went home with lots of Goodie bags, Gift Vouchers, Free Haircut and Spa Coupons! The workshop ended with sumptuous High Tea and Heavy Snacks!

A Big Thank you to our sponsors, Cordlife.com, FirstCry Store, Poonam Chambers, uLukGud.com and LIC of India represented by Vinay Sahu.

We are coming soon to Raipur, Indore, Hyderabad and Pune with the next editions of “Beautiful Beginnings”!

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Full House at Dr. Barkha’s Antenatal Care Workshop in Nagpur

Posted on Aug 5, 2016

Dr. Barkha conducted “Beautiful Beginnings”, an Antenatal Care Workshop, for pregnant couples in Nagpur on the 4th of August, 2016, at the Chitnavis Center in Civil Lines...

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The event was a huge success, with a full house and packed audience. Over 40 pregnant couples attended the interactive workshop, where they learnt about various topics that are very important during pregnancy.

Dr. Barkha, in her simple and engaging style, coached the new mommies-to-be about taking the right diet and nutrition during pregnancy, and cleared many common myths about what foods they can eat and what foods to avoid during pregnancy.
She also shed light on the correct amount of weight gain that is healthy during pregnancy. Dr. Barkha then conducted a very engaging and interactive segment on the importance of exercise during pregnancy.

Dr. Barkha got the couples to come out from their seats, and guided them through various simple and effective exercises, that every pregnant women can do at home. The husbands got involved in supporting their wives through various exercise postures, and it was a fun seeing the couples connect with each other during this activity!

The pregnancy care workshop included a practical session on Kegel’s exercises which are very helpful in strengthening the muscles that support the uterus, and are also very effective in keeping your body toned after delivery. Dr. Barkha answered several questions from the participants, who wanted to know how they can overcome common pains and discomforts during pregnancy, whether they can sleep on one side or not, and even if they can do cardio or go to the gym in pregnancy. First time pregnant women were surprised with some of the answers and simple solutions to common pregnancy problems!

The Antenatal Care Workshop also included a very informative segment on ‘Lamaze breathing’, which is a very effective way to stay relaxed, and control pain during labor and childbirth. The mommies-to-be were guided through a practical session on correct breathing patterns and dealing with contractions and various stages of labor. It was a very calming and reassuring session for pregnant mothers who have so many fears and questions about the labor and delivery process.

Dr. Barkha also touched upon a very important topic, i.e. postpartum anxiety and depression that some women may feel after giving birth. She educated the husbands and the dads-to-be about the importance of giving equal attention and taking care of the new mother after delivery, and staying emotionally connected with their wives after the child is born.

In the last segment, Dr. Barkha gave very useful tips and practical demonstrations on caring for the new born baby. She touched upon very important topics like breastfeeding, eating right for proper quality and quantity of breast milk, care to be taking during bathing of babies, baby hygiene and sleeping patterns. There were many fun moments when Dads-to-be were asked to come up on stage and demonstrate how they would safely pick up and hold a life-size baby doll, and make nappies out of a piece of paper! Many husbands realized how important it is to learn to hold the baby securely and properly!

The 2 hour Antenatal Care Workshop was followed by High Tea and sumptuous snacks. Many pregnant couples interacted with each other over tea and coffee, and shared their experiences with each other through various stages of pregnancy. It was heartening to see so many dads-to-be in Nagpur so involved in each and every aspect of their wives’s pregnancy! The moms-to-be were enlightened and reassured about the do’s and dont’s during pregnancy.

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