Childbirth & Parenting Education

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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?
  • 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?
  • Still processing your unexpected caesarean birth and eager to plan your VBAC?

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!


1. Informed Birth Planning:  Using your BRAIN – 3 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 – $225 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 – 3 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 positionsSister Support Doula
  • 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 – $225 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 – 3 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 – $225 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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4. Preparing for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Caesarean) – 3 Hours

  • Debriefing and processing your caesarean birth experience(s)
  • Releasing fears around VBAC
  • Integrating the latest research on VBAC safety
  • Preparing a VBAC-focused Birth Plan

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 VBAC-focused 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 – $225 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.