Who Wants to Attend the What to Know Before Giving Birth Talk? (Giveaway)

First time mommies and daddies! I’m so excited to share with you this post for today. Last March 16, I announced some of the upcoming parenting workshops from Manila Workshops and Best for Families. You can read about these parenting workshops in this link: Upcoming Parenting Workshops in Manila

In the past few runs that we have, I have come across expectant couples who are really adamant in learning more about parenting and about safely giving birth and raising a child. As there is really no certification on being a great parent, I admire these couples who really go out of their way to learn. I truly believe, just like in business or even in professional careers, people who have that insatiable thirst for knowledge and people who are not close minded are the ones who succeed.

For parents who constantly strive to be better parents and who constantly strive to know more by reading books, surfing the web, attending workshops, talking to other parents, etc., CHEERS! This giveaway is for you!

Giveaway alert

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We are giving away 5 seats to 5 lucky moms or dads who would want to attend the What to Know Before Giving Birth Workshop on March 28, 2015 for FREE!

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Okay, here are the mechanics!

– This giveaway will run from today to March 24, 2015 (12 Noon).
– All you need to do is post the link of this giveaway in your Facebook wall, Twitter feed or Instagram account (Check that the settings is open to the public to see).
– Then comment below with your full name, your email address and the link to your post.
– Each individual will get a raffle entry which I will use to choose the raffle winners using Randomizer.org

It’s as easy as that! I will announce the winners on Tuesday, March 24!

Please spread the word and ask friends and family to attend this workshop. Details for the What to Know Before Giving Birth Workshop on this link: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/first-time-parents-what-to-know-before-giving-birth

Good luck and hope to see you in one of the Manila Workshops events.

Upcoming Parenting Workshops from Manila Workshops

Calling all expecting parents! Manila Workshops and Best for Families is coming up with two great parenting workshops that you can attend.

I. What to Know Before Gving Birth

What To Know Before Giving Birth is a half-day workshop that aims to help parents prepare for your big day. First time parents and experienced ones who need a quick refresher can join this workshop!

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You can look forward to learning about these helpful topics during the session:
– What to expect during visits to your OB-GYN
– Pain management
– Pregnancy nutrition

Get to know our speakers:

Dra. Patricia Malay Kho studied Medicine and underwent Residency Training in UP College of Medicine-Philippine General Hospital. She is an Obstetrician Gynecologist with Subspecialty Training in OB Gyne Infectious Diseases. She is also an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. She is affiliated with Makati Medical Center and St Luke’s Global. She has two children, and both were breastfed.

Ms. Cecile Bayaga is a registered nutritionist-dietitian and a full-time faculty at the College of Home Economics, University of the Philippines-Diliman. She has been teaching Principles of Nutrition, Nutrition for the Lifecycle, and Medical Nutrition Therapy for the past 12 years. She has published scientific articles on glycemic index, essential fatty acids for brain development, and clinical nutrition. In 2005, the Nutritionists-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines awarded her as The Most Promising Nutritionist-Dietitian. She is happily married for the 9 years and a mother to their son, Gabby.

Event Details:
Date: March 28th, 2015
Time: 1PM-5PM
Venue: Best for Families Headquarters, #29 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City

Please register HERE: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/first-time-parents-what-to-know-before-giving-birth

 

II. Breastfeeding and Newborn Care

After a baby is born, parents are faced with challenges. They doubt if they are indeed capable of handling a newborn child. They ask themselves “How can we understand his/her needs? Are we capable of breastfeeding?” On April 11, 2015, Manila Workshops, in partnership with Best For Families, is holding a lecture and demonstration about breastfeeding and newborn care.

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The speakers:

Ms. Joyce Martinez is a certified lactation counselor, and is the in-house lactation counselor of Best for Families Inc. She is a registered nurse who also served as a Lactation Manager at St. Lukes Medical Center, Global City. She earned her Nursing Degree from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and followed up with a Master of Science in Nursing Degree at UERMMMC Graduate School. She also conducts presentations and academic talks on the ABC’s of Lactation Management for Nurses, as well as Breastfeeding Classes for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers. A breastfeeding advocate, she provides lactation coaching and counseling, not just for breastfeeding and pregnant mothers, but also for their families, while actively organizing and promoting national breastfeeding campaigns.

Dr. Jamie Isip-Cumpas received a medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas, finished residency in Pediatrics in The Medical City and also practices as a lactation consultant and is a member of the Breastfeeding Committee of the Philippine Pediatric Society. She is also a facilitator in Educhild Philippines which is a non-profit organization that helps parents in their role as primary educators of their children; mother of 3 children ages 6, 4 and 2.

Event Details:
Date: April 11, 2015, 1PM-5PM
Venue: Best for Families, #29 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City

Learning Fee:
Regular Rate: Php350
Couple Rate: Php600

This event is also co-sponsored by Stemcord.

Please register HERE: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/first-time-parents-breastfeeding-and-newborn-care

We hope to see you in these parenting workshops! Please spread the word!

What to Know Before Giving Birth (the Rerun) on May 24, 2014

Have you already signed up for this workshop, pregnant couples?

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First Time Parents: What to Know Before giving Birth

This workshop is quite a hit among those who are expecting babies since it’s a workshop that’s packed with information — information that you will indeed be thankful for once you give birth and deliver that little precious baby. This run of the What To Know Before Giving Birth Workshop will be on May 24, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 NN at the Medela House, #29 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City. This workshop is co-presented by StemCord Philippines, Inc. and Unilab.

Topics to be Discussed
What to Expect During your OB check-ups and visits
Pain Management
Pregnancy Nutrition
Cord Blood Banking

The Speakers

Dra. Patricia Malay Kho studied Medicine and underwent Residency Training in UP College of Medicine-Philippine General Hospital. She is an Obstetrician Gynecologist with Subspecialty Training in OB Gyne Infectious Diseases. She is also an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. She is affiliated with Makati Medical Center and St Luke’s Global. She has two children, and both were breastfed.

Ms. Cecile Bayaga is a registered nutritionist-dietitian and a full-time faculty at the College of Home Economics, University of the Philippines-Diliman. She has been teaching Principles of Nutrition, Nutrition for the Lifecycle, and Medical Nutrition Therapy for the past 12 years. She has published scientific articles on glycemic index, essential fatty acids for brain development, and clinical nutrition. In 2005, the Nutritionists-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines awarded her as The Most Promising Nutritionist-Dietitian. She is happily married for the 9 years and a mother to their son, Gabby.

To register, please fill out the form below.

See you there!