Research has shown that the parents' state of mind during pregnancy has a long-term
effect on the physical health, mental health, behavior and learning of children, even as
long as five years after birth.
Factors that impact parents' state of mind range from physical stress of pregnancy,
anxiety about delivery and labor pain, financial stress, strained relationship with
partner or family members, living in a joint family environment, managing home and
career, societal pressure and concerns of being a good parent.
This effect is seen regardless of whether the mother suffers from postpartum depression, though that has an additional effect on the development of the child.
In addition to the mother’s wellbeing, fathers state of mind is seen to have a separate effect, which makes it extremely crucial to support the wellbeing of both parents.
These issues are avoidable. How do you avoid this from happening? What can you do today to prepare yourself to provide a safe and secure in utero environment for your baby?
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Utsmaya is the exclusive India partner for Mellow Parenting, United Kingdom. We offer a platform for expecting parents and parents of young children to better the lives of their babies, children, and themselves through parenting intervention programs.
Parenting Interventions programs are a space for learning and skill building for parents to enhance their skills, learn and gain support from expert psychologists. These programs become relevant in India as many parents believe their parental responsibilities are limited to providing food, shelter, clothing and education. However, an understanding of children’s emotional needs aids parents to raise healthier, happier, calmer, stronger children in the long run
Mellow Bumps is a seven week group based antenatal programme for expecting parents. The programme aims to decrease the stress levels of expecting parents, improve their mental wellbeing and help build a relationship with their baby before birth.
It supports parents to understand that babies are born ready to interact and the importance of this interaction on brain development, social and emotional development of the baby. Each week there is a theme for the mum or dad, support group session, a baby activity and a relaxation exercise.
Mellow Bumps is offered between twenty to thirty weeks gestation to capture the period when the pregnancy is most secure, and the parents would have experienced foetal movement. The program ends before attention is taken up with the preparation for the arrival of the baby.
These programmes will be conducted both online and offline.