Empowered Childbirth Education

Private Empowered Childbirth Education – 12hrs

This private package is designed to leave you feeling informed and empowered to trust your innate knowledge and maternal instincts. It also gives us the opportunity to personalise your learning experience and chat about concerns or fears that may arise along the way. Through trusted information and evidence based research, you will be able to make informed choices and conscientious decisions for your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey. You will know your rights and have the confidence to communicate with your healthcare provider. I will provide you with information so you can work on preparing and looking after your mind and body in the lead up to birth and how to support and nurture yourself after. I cover birth preparation and demonstrate practical techniques with both the pregnant mother and partner, to provide support during labour, breastfeeding and life with a newborn.

This package includes: 

  • 3 x comprehensive prenatal sessions, 2-3hrs each, At the Cairns Birth Collective or by video link.
  • Session 1: Knowing your rights, communicating with your health care team in an empowering way, hormones and stages of labour
  • Session 2: Understanding your instincts, ways to prepare you mentally, pain is our signs and signals and how we can manage it and why comfort measures work
  • Session 3: Breastfeeding, and preparing for the first six weeks with your newborn
  • 1 x birth preparation session at your home
  • Free access to the diverse resource library I have collected

Empowering Childbirth Education – Group Workshop – 4 weeks / 12 hours

Working in hospital settings, homebirths, freebirths and even births in remote villages of PNG, combined with my education and qualifications has has given me a diverse range of experience.

Through trusted information and evidence-based research you will be able to make informed choices and conscientious decisions for your pregnancy, birthing and parenting journey.

Your birth partner or support person will feel confident and prepared with practical techniques to help you prepare and look after your body in the lead up to and during birth.

You will leave feeling empowered to trust your innate knowledge and maternal instincts. You will know your rights and have the confidence to communicate with your healthcare provider.

While there is so much focus on the birth in most birth education classes, I also provide information and techniques to help you plan for your postpartum and the days and weeks following the arrival of your new little one.

This 4-week workshop package includes:

  • 4 comprehensive prenatal sessions, 3 hours each
  • Knowing your rights, communicating with your health care team in an empowering way, and the importance of a birth plan or Birth Map
  • Stages of labour, understanding your instincts and the hormonal process of birth
  • Ways to prepare mentally, understanding pain is our signs and signals, how best we can manage it and why natural comfort measures work
  • Getting to know your pelvis, how to help make more room for your baby to facilitate an easier birth
  • Birth partner preparation providing tools and techniques to help support you during the birthing journey
  • Breastfeeding and preparing for the first six weeks with your newborn
  • And free bonus access to our resource library

Active Birth Workshop

This workshop is a hands-on, interactive and practical birth preparation class where you and your birth partner or support person will learn techniques to help bring comfort during pregnancy and feel more confident during the birthing journey.
These skills and techniques are designed to encourage baby into an optimal position for birth by helping to bring alignment to the mother’s pelvis, as well as helping you to transform pain into power.
You will both leave feeling more confident and empowered with some gifts for your birth bag.
Topics we cover include:
  • Review the normal physiologic process of birth
  • Birth preparation exercises to encourage optimal alignment and body balancing for birth and help bring comfort during pregnancy
  • Active and upright birth positioning and movements
  • Massage techniques, acupressure and hands on skills
  • How to use a birth ball and rebozo for comfort
  • Techniques for pain management, visualisation and breathwork

Private Prenatal Education Mini Session – 3 hours

This session is designed to empower you to trust your innate knowledge and maternal instincts. Prior to your session, we will discuss what you would like to gain from this time together, and personalise the session to your needs. We can also spend time chatting about any fears or concerns that arise along the way.

Through trusted information and evidence based research you will be able to make informed choices and conscientious decisions for your pregnancy, birthing and parenting journey.

Please give me a call on Ph: 0408 185 614 to discuss how we will tailor this session for you. or after booking I will contact you to confirm what you would like to cover. Please note it is not possible to provide a comprehensive birth education experience during this mini session, it is designed more as a refresher or top up for one or two key issues or areas you would like to discuss.

Birth Partner / Support person Preparation Session – 3 hours

This session will help the birth partner or support person feel confident and more prepared with practical techniques to help the birthing mother during the birth journey. This is offered for partners who don’t have time to attend a full birth education class, or have attended a birth education class previously and would like a refresher. 

  • I will touch on the stages of labour and what can help at each stage and what to avoid.
  • Understand the hormonal process of birth and what enhances them and what will hinder them.
  • Learn how to calm the nervous system and provide natural comfort measures
  • Practical hands-on techniques to help with creating space and reducing pain

Follow Up Support Consultation – 1 hour

This session is for those questions and queries between your prenatal and postnatal sessions if you are needing extra support. You may want extra information due to a health condition you may have been diagnosed with, extra support writing your birth plan or perhaps extra emotional support. It is important to me that you feel supported throughout your journey, and this service allows me to make time for you.

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