I asked Anna, to say a few things about Cuddles and Music, you can see below what she said.
I offer different kind of courses: prenatal music, baby massage with babies 0-1 year, music for parents with babies 0-2 years, family concerts for parents and children till 4 years old, singing lessons, house concerts and wedding entertainment.
My favourite part of the job is seeing the special time each parent spends during the classes whilst massaging their baby, singing to their un-born baby or with their little one. And I really enjoy meeting lots of people.
All my courses will begin again in October and together with a Doula I am running a new childbirth preparation course guided by music and singing called "Lullaby of birth".
The mother / couple will be introduced to the knowledge of what happens during labor and birth, thus using also music as a tool to reduce tension and stress and get in touch and bond with the baby.
Starting from the fifth month, the baby perceives the sounds. The maternal (and paternal) voice then acts as a melody that stimulates the brain structures of the fetus and nourishes its emotional development.
The mother voice will also become a sign of recognition and mother-baby contact, even after childbirth, becoming an imprint capable of marking the existence of the child in emotional, affective and cognitive terms.
The course ends with an additional postpartum meeting to welcome the new baby by proposing to him/her the music and songs already listened in the womb.
And another upcoming event this year will be... our little baby on the way!