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AQUAMÃE

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING DURING PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

We believe that preparation to welcome a newborn is imperative for mental health. Professional support during the time of pregnancy and postpartum can make parenting so much easier and help your body recover at ease.

OBJECTIVES

  • Develop safe and specialized activities for pregnancy and postpartum
  • Reduce pregnancy and post-partum related issues by having professional assistance
  • Prevent any postpartum complications and contribute to your recovery
  • Encourage motherhood and self-knowledge
  • Promoting independent parenthood, improving your confidence
  • To ease communication between parents and newborns
  • Encourage joint parenting through support groups
  • Improve the quality of pregnant women, mothers and newborns lives.

Programme: Pregnancy

FOR A HEALTHIER PREGNANCY AND AN EASIER CHILDBIRTH

During pregnancy, there are many physical changes. Regular practice of physical activities improves the quality of life through physical and psychological benefits, such as: relief from muscle tension, reduced pain and/or discomfort, reduced anxiety and stress, improved mood and emotional well-being, prevention of gestational diabetes, prevention of lower back pain, faster postpartum recovery.

The Aquamãe program offers a safe and specialized activities for a sensitive phase of a woman's life. During the Birth Preparation Course, the couple will be given the current and reliable information to make their decisions during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as to face the challenges that may arise in the postpartum period, going through it with more confidence and tranquility. 

Programme: Postpartum

FOR SAFE AND HEALTHY RECOVERY

After childbirth, the new tasks of motherhood, physical changes and lack of rest makes it important to find the balance between the needs of mother and the baby.

After the consultation and an assessment by our Physiotherapist specialized in Women's Health, it's time to set individual recovery goals, so that you can fully live your new role of being a mother.

Your child has been born... and now?

How to get to know each other better? How to communicate? How to live with the challenges of parenthood? How to prevent/treat any diseases? At Estoril Wellness Center we have a specialized team prepared to respond to the needs of families at such an important stage of their lives.

 

BABY MASSAGE COURSE

It is an important program created for families with babies aged 0-9 months. Carried out in the same way around the world, using the techniques certified by the International Association of Infant Massage, supported by scientific and clinical evidence. Baby massage is a communication process that supports the idea that all babies deserve respect, affection and a warm heart. It includes 5 classes and is based on Shantala and Swedish massage techniques, with some influences from reflexology and yoga. Topics such as crying, baby sleep, bonding and its development will also be discussed. It offers benefits for the whole family, providing unique moments of bonding and joy that can be important for the rest of your life.

 

PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY PHYSIOTHERAPY

Also known as “respiratory gymnastics” or “respiratory kinesiotherapy”, pediatric respiratory physiotherapy is used to treat respiratory infections in newborns, infants and children. Respiratory infections significantly increase the production of secretions (sputum) that the baby or child cannot get rid of, compromising the respiratory function. The purpose of physiotherapy is help to eliminate/reduce secretions, and for this, a set of specific manual therapeutic techniques are used in order to mobilize and expel bronchial secretions with practically immediate results.

Workshops

MORE KNOWLEDGE FOR AN EASIER MOTHERHOOD

During our classes, there are many common doubts and questions. We felt the need to create opportunities for our clients to get all the current information and a space for discussion in order to help go though pregnancy and postpartum with confidence, tranquility and joy.

Here are some of the topics we discuss during our workshops:

  • Pelvic floor disorders: how to prevent it?
  • Relief exercises and positions during labor.
  • Self-massage and couples massage during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.
  • How to successfully breastfeed. 
  • The newborn: basic hygiene, sleep and safety care.
  • Prevention of baby's respiratory infections.
  • Extraction and storage of breast milk.
  • Baby's developmental stages: how to make it easier?

Meet the Aquamãe

MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM WITH SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONALS

The members of our team have gone through different areas of training while sharing a common passion for the health of women and babies. We believe that by joining forces and knowledge, we can offer a better support to our families. 

MARIANA ROSA

Physiotherapist since 2008, specializing in Women's Health with training in Birth Preparation, Postnatal Care and Physiotherapy in Pelvic Floor Disorders. Counselor in Breastfeeding, Infant Massage Instructor (IAIM/APMI), trained in Hydrotherapy and Exercise in Pregnancy, Clinical Pilates, Hypopressive Abdominal Gymnastics, Busquet Physiological Chains, Pediatric Osteopathy and Massage in Pregnancy and Postpartum.

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