Birth & Parenting Education

Step into birth and parenting feeling informed, empowered and excited!  There’s so much to learn and prepare, so how do you avoid overwhelm?  You want to create a birth plan that reflects your values and intentions, but where do you begin? You’ve heard that active birth leads to better outcomes, but what does that mean? Breastfeeding is important to you, so how do you get off to a great start? Let’s work together to enhance your knowledge, engage your body and enter parenthood feeling positive and prepared!

Birth and Parenting Education Classes

  • Bespoke classes for you and your birth companion(s), in the comfort of your own home.
  • Take one, two or all three classes to feel confident and prepared to respond to whatever arises in your birth and parenting adventure.
  • Book all three classes and receive a copy of ‘Birth Journeys: Australian Positive Birth Stories’ by Leonie MacDonald and access to my comprehensive lending library.

1. Informed Birth Planning:  Using your BRAIN – 3.5 hours – $195 per class

  • How to improve your chances for a natural birth
  • Creating a birth plan that reflects your values & intentions
  • Navigating the maternity system for more personalised care
  • Hormones of undisturbed birth & creating the optimal environment for labour
  • Common birth interventions & preventing the ‘Cascade of Interventions’
  • Non-medical & medical pain relief options
  • Your rights of Informed Consent & Refusal
  • Advocating for yourself & your baby
  • What happens when things don’t go according to your birth plan
  • Working through fears with mindfulness and visualisation

* Includes:

  • ‘Creating Your Birth Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide for Making and Sharing Your Informed Choices for Birth” e-workbook plus sample birth plans
  • a display book of evidence-based information and personal practices
  • availability by phone, text or email for follow-up support

2. Active Birth: Moving and Grooving – 3.5 hours – $195 per class

  • How to improve your chances for a natural birth
  • How your body and baby move through labour
  • Coping with birth sensations & challenges
  • Active birth positions
  • Movements for optimal foetal positioning
  • Rebozo techniques
  • Non-medical comfort measures
  • Dancing for BirthTM techniques
  • Birth companion support & massage instruction
  • Acupressure techniques
  • Relaxation & breathwork

* Includes:

  • a copy of ‘Preparing for Birth’, a 77-page, full-colour childbirth education book
  • a display book of evidence-based information and personal practices
  • availability by phone, text or email for follow-up support

3. The Postnatal Period: Getting Off to the Best Start – 3.5 hours – – $195 per class

  • Guarding the golden hour after birth
  • Breastfeeding 101
  • Understanding & interacting with your newborn
  • Demystifying newborn sleep
  • Babywearing basics
  • Postnatal wellness and nutrition for mum
  • Avoiding isolation & meeting new parents

* Includes:

  • a copy of “Your Postpartum Plan: Going Beyond the Birth” e-workbook
  • a display book of evidence-based information and personal practices
  • availability by phone, text or email for follow-up support

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