Birth marks the transition into parenthood.
It shows us fundamental parts of ourselves that were hidden & dissolves that which is unimportant.
Why choose a local, independent, midwife-led, comprehensive childbirth education?
Having a baby is often both exciting and a little nerve wracking.
If this is your first baby you may be wondering "Can I do it?"
If this is your second it might be "Can I do it again?"
Let me show you how.
Information you can trust.
As a mother, midwife and childbirth educator I am able to share information with you that is relevant and timely.
I am familiar with the local resources in Sydney for birthing and as a new parent.
I can help you understand how to tap into your body's natural tools and reserves to reduce pain and increase joy and satisfaction.
You already have all you need and I can help you uncover it!
Unlike other birth and parenting education which focuses almost exclusively on the process of birth, I also include information that helps you transition into parenthood as your identity, resources, and relationship change.
I can help you unravel the mystery of birth and parenting.
With a strong focus on practical steps you can take to increase your chances of a normal physiological birth and reduce intervention in addition to learning birth skills that you can draw on to help work with the discomfort of labour.
When you join me for Bondi Birth & Baby Intensive you will:
Are you apprehensive and a little anxious about what is before you?
I'll be honest with you
Birth is hard work
But you CAN do it!
How we experience birth matters
Whatever our birth expectations or experience
It is more than simply giving birth vaginally or by cesarean.
It is about how we experience this transition.
Feeling positive, supported & ready for the next stage in your life
How we arrive into motherhood and fatherhood can profoundly affect us and our children for years to come.
Throughout our time together we focus on building your personal toolkit you can draw on during birth and motherhood & help birth partners to feel comfortable and confident to help and support women in birth.
As a midwife & a mother I know how much you have going on right now.
Spending some quality, intensive time preparing for birth and life with your new baby is really going to help you feel calm and confident for what's ahead.
Over 2 information packed Sundays we will dive into all areas of birth and parenting.
What's in it?
Pregnancy & birthing basics
Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth.
Managing common discomforts of pregnancy.
Recognising worrying or warning signs in pregnancy.
How will you know when you are in labour?
What to expect in labour and birth.
Helpful strategies for a smooth labour.
Troubleshooting when the unexpected happens.
Decreasing pain and stress in labour.
Knowledge and practice about comfort measures for labour
Mindfulness, Visualisations & guided meditation
Massage and hands on relaxation
Positional changes & Movement
Preparing for life with a newborn
The golden hour - the first moments with your baby
Feeding your baby
Breastfeeding preparing for success, common obstacles and solving tricky starts
Sleep and settling instinctively
Clarifying your parenting values
Bonding, Attachment and infant mental health
The birth environment
Policies and evidence
Uncovering your personal needs around birthing and parenting
Effectively communicating your needs with the people who care for you and about you
Looking forward into parenting
Relationships + babies = ???
Ways to safeguard your relationship
Emotional and physical recovery
Family - The new normal.
You will have access to all this learning for only $650
Bookings close 1st June for introductory offer.
You can secure you space now for a deposit of $50 with the full amount payable on the first day.
Secure your space here now
Private classes available
No Dates that suit you?
Private and Semi-Private group education available by appointment.
Education available in person & online.
Complete program or tailored to your needs
We are the only species that doubts its ability to give birth. Think about that.
Ina May Gaskin
I know you are busy, and need to make the most of our time together, so when you book for Bondi Birth and Baby Intensive you will have access to BONUS MATERIAL that you can access in your own time before or after attending. It includes:
Workbook with information and handouts
Birth Plan brainstorming booklet
3 Stand alone lectures, absolutely PACKED with information
Your newborn baby the first week
How to support a woman in labour like a pro
How to write a really effective birth plan
Access to Circles of Women events in the Eastern Suburbs throughout your pregnancy and into parenthood.