Spinning Babies® Parent Class and Sister Support 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’ve heard the Spinning Babies® approach can lead to easier, more comfortable birth, but how do you learn those special techniques?
  • You want to create a birth plan that reflects your values and intentions, but where do you begin?
  • Wondering about all the ways your birth partner can support you in labour, such as acupressure, breathwork, positioning and massage?  
  • Breastfeeding is important to you, so how do you get off to a great start?

First, take a long, slow breath…and then let’s work together to enhance your knowledge, engage your body and enter parenthood feeling positive and prepared!


Spinning Babies® Parent Class – 3 hours – NEW! 

Spinning Babies®  provides an approach for comfort and ease in pregnancy and childbirth, highlighting your baby‘s active role.  We believe that a baby’s position isn’t random – a baby will get into the space available – and a baby’s position can significantly impact when labour begins and how it progresses. Yet, thinking only of the size of the baby or the pelvis isn’t enough.  Birth anatomy can be flexible.  Both the uterus and the pelvis have more available room when the muscles and other soft tissues (ligaments and fascia) are balanced. 

Learn techniques to balance the muscles and other soft tissues that support or restrict your pelvis and create more space for baby to rotate and move through. Together, you and your birth partner can use these techniques before and during labour.  Spinning Babies reveals how the baby can find optimal positions and make birth less painful, and even pleasurable!  Baby’s job in labour is to rotate, the birthing person’s job is to dilate!

The three-hour Parent Class consists of a slide show presentation, discussion and lots of guided movement activities, including:

  • Daily Essential Activities and Rest Smart Positions 
  • The Three Sisters of Balance to create balance in the soft tissues of the pelvis (muscles, ligaments and fascia) to increase comfort in pregnancy and to add ease in birth
  • Birth positions and techniques to open the three levels of the pelvis to let the baby come through more easily, at each stage of labour
  • How your birth partner can help you in pregnancy and birth using Spinning Babies techniques
  • Connecting with your baby and understanding their position with Belly Mapping

* Includes:

  • Class handouts and Belly Mapping worksheets
  • Online access to the Spinning Babies Parent Class Companion eBook
  • Availability by phone, text or email for follow-up support

Further details:

  • Investment – $250 per couple/birth team
  • Held in the comfort of your home* or at my home in Prahran

*If your home is more than a 30-minute drive from Prahran, a nominal travel fee applies.  Also, I use a heavy massage table in this class thus parking must be available near your front door and there must not be many stairs to the room where the class will take place (unless you have a strong partner or friend who’s willing to carry the table for me).

Some feedback from recent class participants… Laura Lee was a wonderful teacher, really informative and clear. She guided me and my sister through the practices and had heaps of tips and information. We really enjoyed the class and felt it was SO useful! We both felt we were being armed with techniques that could be really beneficial during labour and even pre-labour. (Tammy) 

Absolutely loved Laura Lee’s class, she is so knowledgeable – I came away with so much useful information and great techniques to practice and use during labour. I feel so much more equipped to hopefully have a much less medicalised 3rd birth.   (Melissa)  

Thoroughly enjoyed the class and so informative. It gives me more confidence knowing I can be proactive during birth and have strategies to deal with challenges that arise during labour. (Julie)

Laura Lee is a fantastic teacher and birth support person. She made it so easy to understand how, why and what to do. Highly recommend her and this class. (Emmal)


 

Sister Support Education

1. Informed Birth Planning:  Using your BRAIN – 2.5 hours 

  • 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:

  • A copy of 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

Further details:

  • Investment – $175 per couple/birth team
  • Held in the comfort of your home* or at my home in Prahran

*If your home is more than a 30-minute drive from Prahran, a nominal travel fee applies. 


2. Active Birth: Moving and Grooving – 2.5 hours

  • 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 partner 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

Further details:

  • Investment – $175 per couple/birth team
  • Held in the comfort of your home* or at my home in Prahran

*If your home is more than a 30-minute drive from Prahran, a nominal travel fee applies. 


3. The Postnatal Period: Getting Off to the Best Start – 2.5 hours 

  • 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

Further details:

  • Investment – $175 per couple/birth team
  • Held in the comfort of your home* or at my home in Prahran

*If your home is more than a 30-minute drive from Prahran, a nominal travel fee applies. 

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