Online Family School and exercise classes in April

In addition to online classes, Family School will be starting exercise and yoga video classes for pregnant and postnatal women. Participation in classes is available through Webex.

East Tallinn Central Hospital Physiotherapist Triin Jeršov will be conducting the pregnancy and postnatal exercise and discussion class.

Pregnancy affects every part of a woman’s body. Exercising during pregnancy helps women adapt to the various changes their body is undergoing. Physical exercise helps prevent and reduce back aches and swelling of the legs and feet, maintain good posture and prepare you for the birth. The class includes exercises for the abdominal, back and pelvic floor muscles. We will also talk about various topics related to physical activity during pregnancy.

It takes time and care to recover from childbirth. Postnatal exercise helps speed up the process and teaches you how to use your muscles in the right way. During the class, we will talk about different topics that can prove problematic after childbirth. We will perform exercises to restore the transverse abdominal, i.e. corset muscle, activate core back muscles and strengthen the pelvic floor. We will show you the correct ergonomic techniques and positions to use to take care of yourself and your child.

Midwife Diana Leht will be conducting the pregnancy yoga and discussion class. She will cover topics such as pregnancy and childbirth and show a variety of yoga exercises. The class will teach you how to relax and prevent pregnancy-related ailments. The breathing and movement exercises acquired with yoga are helpful during childbirth. We will practice movements recommended during pregnancy and childbirth, practice birthing positions and teach you how to attune yourself by focusing on yourself and your child. The midwife will help answer any questions during the discussion forum. Yoga classes are suitable from the start of pregnancy all the way up to delivery time.

To register for online Family School and video classes, visit the patient portal site www.ipatsient.ee or call 666 1900 on workdays.

Online classes are in Estonian, Russian and English. The classes are subject to a fee. The online class on breastfeeding is free of charge.

After successfully registering for an online class, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with an invoice attached. When paying for the invoice, please include your name and invoice number in the payment order description field. You can see and pay for all of your invoices in the Patient Portal ipatsient.itk.ee.

Payment for an online Family School class must be made before the class commences, no later than within 24 hours after the invoice is issued or your registration will be cancelled.

  • Once the invoice is paid, we will send you an e-mail with a link to the online class.
  • Please join the Webex classroom five minutes before the start of the class.
  • When joining the classroom, please make sure your microphone is turned off.
  • Online classes cannot be viewed after the class is over.
  • The number of participants is limited.

If you are unable to participate in the online class, please cancel your registration no later than by 12:00 on the working day before the online class through the Patient Portal iPatsient www.ipatsient.ee, by calling 666 1900 or by visiting www.itk.ee/loobumine.

The topics and dates and times of the online Family School classes can be viewed on the Family School calendar: www.itk.ee/Perekool

Times and topics of online and video classes in April:

1 April 16:30-18:00 Breastfeeding (English) – FREE OF CHARGE

5 April 16:30-18:00 Childbirth (Estonian)

6 April 16:00-17:15 Postnatal exercise and discussion forum (Estonian)

7 April 16:30-18:00 Methods for easing birth pangs (Estonian)

8 April 16:00-17:15 Exercise during pregnancy and discussion forum (Estonian)

9 April 13:30-15:00 Breastfeeding (Estonian) – FREE OF CHARGE

9 April 15:30-17:00 Taking care of your newborn (Estonian)

13 April 14:00-15:30 Уход за новорожденным (Russian)

15 April 16:00-17:15 Yoga and discussion forum (Estonian)

15 April 18:00-19:30 Class for support persons (Estonian)

19 April 16:30-18:00 Childbirth (Estonian)

20 April 16:00-17:15 Postnatal exercise and discussion forum (Estonian)

22 April 16:00-17:15 Exercise during pregnancy and discussion forum (Estonian)

26 April 16:30-18:00 Methods for easing birth pangs (Estonian)

27 April 16:00-17:30 Роды (Russian)

29 April 16:00-17:15 Yoga and discussion forum (Estonian)

29 April 18:00-19:30 Expecting your baby (Estonian)

30 April 16:00-17:30 Epidural analgesia. Caesarean section. Vacuum extraction (Estonian)

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