5hr birthing classes in Bondi, Sydney and the Central Coast, combining Midwifery & Yoga teachings to prepare you for labour & birth with the support of your partner.
We want you to feel prepared for labour & birth and early parenting with our 5 hour birthing class. Combining our expertise in midwifery, pre-natal yoga & acupressure, we have designed the class to encourage you & your partner to work together & therefore enable you to cope during the process of labour & birth & parenthood.
We are passionate about promoting an active yet calm labour & birth by providing you & your partner with the essential knowledge & techniques to equip you during an often exciting yet anxious time.
Kate, a Midwife & Vanessa, a Prenatal Yoga Instructor believe women who feel supported & encouraged have positive birth and motherhood experiences.
We do this by providing:
Education to small groups, therefore information given is personalised and concise.
Knowledge of the birthing body, signs & stages of labour & the role hormones play.
Pain relief options - medical & natural.
Relaxation techniques, acupressure points, Rebozo techniques, yoga poses & vocal toning to assist & ease tension during labour.
Induction of labour and Caesarean sections.
Father time session.
Practical parenting information & newborn settling techniques.
Confidence to trust your maternal instincts when caring for your new baby.
Confidence in your partner to support you through pregnancy, labour, birth and motherhood.
The birthing workshops are designed for those of you who want to learn the essentials without the waffle and endless DVDs that other childbirth courses may offer. Our unique birthing workshop is personalised, delivered to small groups and the information gained is practical and user friendly. The information you learn at our workshop will help reduce fear that is often experienced by birthing couples. Feedback from couples attending is always very positive and 100% of couples agree that the course has given them more confidence about labour and birth.
The cost of our group birthing workshop is $330 per couple.
Bondi Junction workshops are held between 8.30am and 1.30pm.
Central Coast workshops are held between 11.30am and 4.30pm.
Group Birthing Classes include:
Our 5 hour group birthing classes are an enjoyable way to prepare for birth in a small group setting. Our content covers;
The signs and stages of labour
The role of hormones and how to keep the good ones flowing to aid a more efficient and enjoyable child birth
Coping with birth via natural partner supported technique - acupressure, rebozo, breath work, yoga, massage and visualization
Birth positions to assist labour
When to go to hospital
What to take to hospital
Making the birth space your own
The 4th trimester and self care
SIDS sleeping guidelines and settling techniques
Care of your newborn
Classes are kept to a maximum of 6 couples to ensure a friendly setting with time to discuss your own questions on childbirth and care of you baby
Partner support in the way of touch, assistance, encouragement help your labour to progress and cervix dilate. Oxytocin is the hormone responsible for contractions, you need a strong contracting Uterus to dilate your cervix in labour. Learn how to support your partner in labour to facilitate this process.