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Finally!

A Jewish
antenatal course!

The Jewish perspective

from pregnancy to birth,
baby-naming to bris,
marital harmony to parenting.

Having a baby

isn’t just another lifecycle event,
it’s a life transforming experience!

Welcome to Fruitful:

The Jewish antenatal course!

You may be wondering what’s different about a Jewish woman’s pregnancy that it needs its own antenatal course. The answer is: absolutely nothing! People are people and the body will do its miracles, regardless of religion.

But there’s far more to childbirth than just the medical knowledge that regular antenatal courses offer. You are bringing a soul into this world! In the same way we have our own unique customs and culture in all other stages during the lifecycle, so too we celebrate pregnancy and childbirth differently.

That’s why Fruitful adds a unique dimension of meaning and spirituality to its course, which transforms your entire experience. We share all the wisdom, hacks and guidance you need to gain the confidence to go through childbirth and enjoy the process.

Here’s what we do:

  • We cover pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond.
  • We prepare you practically, emotionally and spiritually.
  • We make it fun and meaningful.
  • We connect you to a network of new friends.
  • We help your relationship evolve.
  • We’re always there to support you.

Why choose to do Fruitful?

Prepare and stress less.

The first time can be daunting and what’s more unknown than having your first child? Get all the hacks so you can relax and enjoy this special time.

Make it meaningful.

There’s much more to pregnancy than hospitals, medical procedures and birth options. Judaism’s got a unique spiritual perspective that adds real meaning.

Meet other expectant couples.

There’s nothing like similar context, shared experiences and support to build lifelong friendships. Meet new friends in your area and grow, closer, together.

FAQs

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What is this?
A thoughtfully designed user-friendly course which shares the practical and spiritual Jewish perspective of pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond.
Why is it called Fruitful?
Ever heard the phrase: “Be fruitful and multiply”? Well, it’s one thing to have a baby but it’s a totally different level to enjoy everything about it 😉
Where does it happen?
Our centre is in Borehamwood but if that’s too far for you, we might be able to come to you, please enquire here. Sessions start 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm – but hey, it’s a Jewish course – so there’s a break for food and plenty time to schmooze 😉
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What if we’re not married or one of us isn’t Jewish?
No judgments from us, you’re welcome.
How long is it?

Our basic course is 7 weekly modules. Specialised options available, please enquire here.

What if I don’t feel comfortable discussing these subjects with members of the opposite gender?
No problem, we understand and respect you. That’s why we split into separate groups for the more intimate stuff.
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Who is it for?
Young Jewish couples expecting their first child.
What does it cover?

Everything you need to know about the journey, with a special focus on the three main areas that are going to change: your body, your relationship, your lifestyle.

How much does it cost?
£180 per couple. Yummy preggybelly-friendly nosh included. (Subsidies available where needed, please apply here).

Presenters

Our faculty are not only respected specialists in their respective professional fields, they also have loads of experience having their own children. These are facilitated by Rabbi Yosef & Carri Solomon, who are insightful educators and ‘professional’ parents of a large happy family.

Rabbi Yosef Solomon

An inspirational speaker, Yosef is an experienced educator and trained Rabbinic Marriage Counsellor with a passion for helping couples build happy homes.

Rebbetzin Carri Solomon

A sought-after mentor and speaker, Carri helps women achieve their maternal goals. After seven natural births (yeah, phew!) she’s got loads to share.

Rabbi Dr Leslie Solomon

One of the UK’s most experienced mohels, Leslie is an A&E doctor and a prolific speaker educating communities about the bris.

Rochelle Cowan Bsc, Phy, LLPO

A physiotherapist specialising in women’s health, Rochelle guides women ensuring they know how to keep their bodies healthy throughout the journey.

Contact 

Quick and easy for a fast response, Call or WhatsApp us on:

 07800 765894

For more information and to book, please reach out! Our centre is situated in the heart of England’s fastest growing and greenest county, Beautiful Borehamwood in Hertfordshire.

Reviews

We think we’ve designed the perfect course for you but, hey, don’t take only our word for it.
“Very enlightening, both practically and spiritually. Loved the warm and friendly environment. Found the separate men and women’s’ talks invaluable.”

Yoel, Carrie & Jonah Strous

“Truly special! Adds a valuable dimension over and above traditional NCT classes. Great to have an open forum to ask all questions in a comfortable environment.”

Darren, Tal & Sienna Zwiers

“Brilliant! We learned so much—especially about looking after oneself. So interesting to chat to the mohel and learn about the bris. Met a whole new circle of friends.”

Simon, Jo & Johno Cyna

“Insightful and inspiring. We gained knowledge and understanding which opened us up to this special time in our lives.”

Ben, Chaya & Tzofia Warner

“Really informative, enjoyable and laid back plus it gave us the opportunity to meet other new parents to be. Highly recommend!”

Moish, Charlotte & Ariella Goldsobel

“The course gave me clarity and perspective. Without Carri’s guidance I wouldn’t have had a positive birth experience.”

“As a man I don’t like to talk about feelings, but after spending time with Rabbi Solomon, my wife commented I’m easier to talk to – happy wife, happy life!”

Rowan, Sarah & Noah Jacobson

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