Sunday, November 16, 2008

Childbirth Classes in Seoul for English Speakers

I've already posted about the Hypnobirthing Class taught by Patricia Cumming. Click the link for contact information. Patricia knows Keunhae, Lisa and Dr. Sung as well and is familiar with the birth culture in Korea so she can cover that as well.

Another option is taking a course taught by Lactation Consultants and Doulas, Keunhae Park and Lisa Fincaryk in conjunction with Dr. Sung. You pay Keunhae and Lisa separately from Dr. Sung. It is 350,000 KW for K & L and 200,000 KW for Dr. Sung. I think you can choose to do one or the other or both, but I need to verify that with my friends R and G who are taking the classes. Here is the outline:

Session Outline

1st Session 15.October(Wed.)
20:00 - 22:30 pm Keunhae’s
(In the UN village) Keunhae Park
Lisa Fincaryk
• Birthing culture in Korea
• Hospital Proceedures
• Labour Support and Birth Plans
• Things to bring to the hospital
• Relaxation (The effects of fear on labour)

2nd Session 22 Oct.(Wed.)
20:00 – 22:30pm Keunhae’s
House Keunhae Park
Lisa Fincaryk
• Breastfeeding
-- What's in it for the baby
-- What's in it for the mother, father
-- Tips to succeed
• Maternal Postpartum Care
• Ways to sooth a newborn

3rd Session 29.Oct.(Wed.)
20:00 - 22:30 pm Keunhae’s house) Keunhae Park
Lisa Fincaryk
• Anatomy or pregnancy and labour
• Signs of labour
• Phases and Stages of labour
• Breathing techniques
• Knowing when to go to the hospital (Emergency situations)
• Intervention Discussion
• Intervention Role-Play

4th Session 5.Nov.(Wed.)
20:00 - 22:30 pm Keunhae’s house Keunhae Park
Lisa Fincaryk
• The portrait of a newborn
• Vaccinations
• The FAQ’s of newborn care
• Relaxation & Partner Yoga
• Birthing Positons
• Birthing Scenario-Role Play

5th Session 9 Nov. (Thurs.)
19:00 - 22:30 pm Dr.Sung's Clinic
(Hannam-dong) Dr. Sung 3rd trimester prenatal care
Gentle birth, tailored birth
Delivery in Korea
Session 27 Nov(Thurs.)
19:00-22:30 Dr.Sung's Clinic
(Hannam-dong Dr. Sung
Labor pain & self pain control
Fetal monitoring
Birthing position, episiotomy
CPD, Failure to progress
C/section, overdue, neonatal care

Contact info:
Keun Hae Park
010-5416-5155 and 796-7174

Dr. Sung
3F Hyundai Liberty House, 258 Hannam-dong,
Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 140-211, Korea
TEL: (02)790-0802~3
FAX: (02)790-5678
Mobile: 017-210-5284

If you speak Korean, there are other hospital-based classes, but if you don't, it is nice to have these alternatives.

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