Mindful Movie Group
In the Mindful Movie group sessions, we watch important Documentary movies on current topics related to Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting, followed by an open conversation.
To expand your mind and gain insight from other sources than mainstream media.
Learn in a fun way!
Anybody interested in opening their minds, learning in a fun way.
E.g. parents/parents-to-be, anybody interested in learning about these topics. Not yet crawling babies are welcome :-)
10am - 12:30pm
Sun 22 Apr: Microbirth
Sun 10 Jun: The Business of Being Born
See below for more info on the various Documentary films scheduling for screening.
99 Rue Prince Henri,
7230 Helmsange, Luxembourg
Parking available on site
Public transport: A brisk 8 min uphill walk from bus-stop Helsemer Barriar from bus 11 or the Walferdange train station
Latest science is revealing the critical importance of a baby being exposed to the right set of microbes during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. For the optimal training of the baby’s immune system, these microbes should come from the baby’s mother.
These microbes are transferred from mother to baby during vaginal birth, skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding and have been passed down through generations. They establish the baby’s bacterial ecosystem, known as the microbiome, and they will have a lifelong influence on the baby’s health.
Research is indicating that medical interventions, including C-section and formula feeding, interfere with early microscopic “seeding” processes, which could explain why babies born by C-section are at increased risk of developing immune-related conditions including asthma, allergies, type-1 diabetes and coeliac disease.
Microbirth is a multi-award winning documentary exploring the latest science about the ‘seeding and feeding’ of a baby’s microbiome during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. The film features some of the scientists behind the actual ground-breaking research.
The Business of Being Born
Birth: it's a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience with her first child, the filmmakers explore the maternity care system in America.
In our discussion we draw similarities to other maternity care systems in the world as well as in Luxembourg. This film is good at helping us to take a good look at the various options that exist in universal maternity care and how we can advocate for ourselves as "consumers" to create the birth experience best for us. Remember that birth is individual, there is no write or wrong, each family is different. But when you don't know about your options, you don't have any. And it is good to be aware of the bigger picture.
More about the Facilitator:
Originally South African, Marise Hyman is a mother of two (both born in Luxembourg) that swapped her 17 year corporate career to follow her passion in supporting parents through their Transition Into Parenthood.
She has been trained by the International Maternity & Parenting Institute. Through evidence based training, the International Maternity and Parenting Institute™ (IMPI) represented in over 42 countries, provides the world's most progressive and holistic education for birth & postpartum professionals.
She is an IMPI Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Practitioner, Happiest Baby on the Block Educator and IMPI Baby Planner Consultant (perinatal educator/coach) and provides Worldwide, Holistically minded and heart-centered Coaching and Education for expecting and new families on Sleep and Planning for the Life Change a Baby brings through Marise Hyman Maternity Coaching.