Loving Touch Preparation for Childbirth encourages a couple to live pregnancy and birth together and in the pleasure of welcoming their baby.
Its origins are in haptonomy (the science of an affectionate and securing touch) from which it has in common all the aspects of the affectionate relation of a couple with their baby.
Starting in the first trimester of pregnancy, the parents’ Loving Touch relation develops out of different games of interaction, thanks to their touch, their voice, their presence.
It also proposes a preparation for labour and delivery for which the objective is to develop the confidence of the mother in her potential to bring her baby into the world in total security. A mother, accompanied and reassured, will find the necessary inner resource face fear and pain, especially if she has chosen natural childbirth. This preparation also permits fathers who want it, to be more actively involved. In this way the baby will feel guided and accompanied by his two parents all through labour and delivery.
This approach can continue by a loving support through play for the baby’s development from birth to walking, whose goal is to help the baby develop confidence in him or herself.