Communication is important for anyone - but there is no more important communication than communication in the antenatal or prenatal period. This includes information gotten in antenatal classes empowers the expectant mother and her support team to begin the role of parenting and nurturing early. Evidence suggests that when mothers talk and bond with an unborn baby, this produces oxytocin and this has a positive impact on the baby's brain development. And these are the types of things learned about in antenatal classes!
I hope you enjoy the new UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Video on Communication! It is just over 13 minutes in length and would be perfect to show in a childbirth education class or at a birth doula prenatal.