Childbirth Education

ORGANIC MIDWIFERY
PRESENTS CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION WITH A TWIST!
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION FROM TWO REGISTERED MIDWIVES WITH OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN PREGNANCY AND BIRTH
Helen and Mal have provided continuity of midwifery care for women and their families for over 40 years. Together they have an incredible wealth of knowledge across all areas including, pregnancy, birthing and postnatal care and want to share that with you!
Organic Midwifery offer individualized sessions over five consecutive weeks on a Monday evening from 7pm to 830pm, commencing Monday 2nd May.
For bookings or more information please call : Helen: 0416 201 143 or Mal: 0408 363 802
Tea and coffee and yummy organic snacks provided.
SESSION DETAILS
SESSION ONE: UP THE DUFF NOW WHAT?

An informative and interactive session on the importance of:

  • Nutrition, exercise and general health during pregnancy: You are what you eat!
  • Optimal fetal positioning (OFP): Don’t bend over backwards!
  • Where are you having your baby? Navigating the hospital system
  • Tips for keeping birth normal
SESSION TWO: ARE WE THERE YET?

An active and fun look at labour and birth in all its various forms, including:

  • Early (pre) labour, established labour and survival strategies for both
  • Active and upright positions for labour
  • Body work (Working with your baby and your body)
  • Complementary therapies (back rubs, pressure points, squeezes and smelly stuff)
SESSION THREE: WHAT’S THE SIEVE FOR?

Splish splash I was takin’ a bath: Waterbirth the glamorous side and the practicalities :

  • Benefits vs risks for mother and baby
  • Equipment needed and set up
  • Hospital waterbirth protocols-what you need to know
  • Safety issues
SESSION FOUR: VBAC-CAN YOU DO IT? YES YOU CAN!

A practical session with strategies on how to prevent a primary caesarean birth and how to achieve VBAC in the hospital system:

  • Choice of Primary Caregiver
  • Choice of birth place
  • Inspiring birth stories
  • Emotional and psychological aspects of childbirth
SESSION FIVE: THINGS MY MOTHER NEVER TOLD ME.

An informative and humorous look at how to survive the first two weeks after giving birth:

  • Boobs, bottoms and baby
  • Milk, mammaries and melancholia
  • Support, sucking and siblings
  • Vaginas, vexation and vomit
SESSION SIX: THINKING ABOUT HAVING A BABY? PRECONCEPTION CARE .

A separate session for couples wanting to start a family. Information about choice, models of care and tips for optimum fertility:

  • Preparation for pregnancy
  • Routine tests and Investigations
  • Optimising you and your partners health
  • Models of care
SESSION FEES
FULL SERIES (5 consecutive sessions)
  • Couple $ 365.00
  • Individual $ 177.50
  • Midwifery students $ 100.00
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS
  • Couple $75.00
  • Individual $37.50
  • Midwifery Students $25.00
PRECONCEPTION SESSION
  • Couple $40.00
  • Individual $20.00
  • Midwifery students $10.00
Mal and Helen recommend commencing the series of classes from around 32 weeks of pregnancy onwards. Bookings are essential as places are limited.
The preconception class is a one off session for couples considering pregnancy or in the early stages of pregnancy and wish to explore their options.
TIMES AND LOCATION
Monday Evenings, 7.00pm-8.30pm
(Sessions begin promptly at 7.00! Please arrive on time.)

THE MICHAEL CENTRE
37A Wellington Park Drive,
Warranwood, Victoria, 3134

– Plenty of parking onsite (see map for details)
– Good access to public transport