A Kangaroula is advocating for the baby, speaking for the tiny baby that has no voice and needs to cry to get across the message that he is expecting his basic biological needs to be met.
The Kangaroula provides care focused on the needs of the newborn baby and his/her brain in the first hours of life. It is based on the most recent findings from developmental neuroscience. The Kangaroula also helps to make the change from life inside mum into the open world as smooth as possible for the newborn baby. This helps early parenting start well.
The doula supports the mother through the labour to birth. The “kangaroula” (kangaroo + doula) supports the baby and mother dyad from birth to bonding.
This is done by:Skin to skin contact support in full term birth, in labour ward or in theatre for Caesarean section,
Springfield Court Hotel, Leixlip
Friday 8th & Saturday 9th June
Dr Bergman qualified in Cape Town, South Africa, and later worked as doctor at Manama Mission, Zimbabwe. Here he, with Midwife Agneta Jurisoo, developed and implemented Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) for premature infants right from birth, with dramatic improvement in survival of premature babies. He has continued researching this, and has given keynote addresses on KMC at International Conferences in six continents.
He has a Diploma in Child Health, a Masters degree in Public Health, and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Pharmacology, on the effects of scorpion stings. He is married to Jill, and father to Rebecka, Simon and Emma.
* Please Note: Ticket prices do not include accommodation. The event is a daytime only session on each date.