Domino And Homebirth Options!
What Is The Domino Scheme?
The Domino scheme is over 16 years in service to expectant mums and their partners and provides great support from antenatal stages all the way through to birth and home visits provided by the community Midwife programme. It was first introduced by the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin and due to demand and growing popularity, also embraced by many other Maternity hospitals too.
On average 48% of mums are making enquiries within the first six weeks of gestation, so the demand is there very early in pregnancy.
The scheme is provided to all those who are in the low-risk category and would like to have an active birth without the aid of an epidural.
They promote positivity and belief in your body's ability to give birth naturally whether that’s at home or in the maternity hospital.
The National Maternity hospital launched some Maternity care helpful booklets and guidelines on birth preparation, health and positivity through pregnancy and birth.
Over the years I have noticed the mums that come to hypnobirthing really want to be at choice and they want to avail of more and more of midwife-led care services, as they feel that they are listened to and heard and supported and feel more empowered and in control in making decisions based on support provided by midwife's.
The Domino Schemes Support Hypnobirthing Childbirth Programmes & Encourage Mums To Seek Classes In The Preparation For The Birth Of Baby Along With Attending Antenatal Classes too.
Hypnobirthing has been developed over the years from many leading inspirational sources, including Dr Grantly Dick-Read and Ina May, who have over 30 years’ experience in midwifery; Katharine Graves founder of the Hypnobirthing Association; as well as parents who have openly shared how to improve upon these courses that best suits the mother while working in tandem with the Irish maternity hospital system.
I have been facilitating hypnobirthing classes since 2003 and have taken over 1000 couples through birth preparation using relaxation techniques, breathing methods, guided imagery, self-hypnosis and personal empowerment techniques that build confidence and inner strength for expectant parents.
Mums and dads become more confident, self-assured and empowered in knowing that they are prepared and have done the best that they can do in preparation for a natural stress-free pregnancy and gentle childbirth.
For more information on hypnobirthing classes in Dublin please contact me.
Also check out some birth stories provided by couples who attended my classes.