We offer online classes to meet your needs.
Personalised Package: One on one classes, tailored to you and your schedule from the comfort of your own home.
Plus optional Birth Plan consultation
Plus follow-up home visit by appointment subject to availability.
Creating Your Birth
Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear.
– Jane Fraser (Weideman)
Class "Creating your birth"
1.30 Hours x 2
understanding your body during labour & birth:
getting to know your labour:
labour variations and medical interventions:
natural and medical help for induction:
why do we experience pain: understanding your body:
how your environment affects you: natural ways to help you cope:
positions for labour and birth:
breathing and visualisation:
medical options, narcotics, epidural:
relaxation and visualisation practice.
This class is offered in two sections and can be taken in one month or spread over several months to suit your timeline and enhance your experience, however, we recommend attending these sessions around 20-30 weeks.
Nesting for Baby
Being a parent is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed - Linda Wooten
Class "Nesting for your baby"
1.30 Hours x 2
baby blues and postnatal depression: newborn procedures:
newborn appearance and development:
caring for your newborn:
breast crawl and self-attachment:
good latch, bad latch:
different kinds of milk:
breastfeeding basics, benefits, positioning:
breastfeeding challenges, engorgements, mastitis, thrush: producing more milk, pumping, herbs and teas, nutrition:
This class is offered in two sections and can be taken in one month or spread over several months. This online class gives you the opportunity to personalise your class, with an option to upgrade to a practical class subject to availability.
Birth Rehearsal Toolbox
An empowered partner brings to the birth what no other can provide, safety, intimacy and love , just what a mum and baby need - Liz Purnell-Webb
Why do a Birth Rehearsal? If you want to know as a couple what to expect of normal labour, and how to engage with it, then this is probably the most practical workshop that you can take.
Birthing is an intimate time, learn how
to make your birth and environment safe and supportive.
how to help the birthing mum both physically and emotionally.
use physical therapies to encourage the birth process.
keep mum feeling safe and undisturbed while she accesses her primitive birthing instincts.
if birth doesn't go according to your plan, you will know how to ask the questions to help make your decisions the decisions you know are right.
walk away knowing you have ongoing personal support for your birth-day plus access to our resource folder with information to help continue your preparation for your big day and welcome your little one into the world.
Bringing Baby Home
Duo to Trio Preparation
Let’s look at those figures again ... 7 out of 10 couples will experience a significant decline in relationship happiness when they transition from being a couple to being parents!
But “Wait!” I hear you say, “Isn’t bringing home a new baby ... becoming new parents ... creating a new family unit ... meant to be one of the most fulfilling and happiest times of a couple’s life???”
The answer to that is yes ... but the sad reality for 7 out of 10 couples bringing home a new baby can also mean:
a drop in relationship quality as a couple
an increase in conflict and hostility
a decrease in intimacy and sex- an increase in the risk of either partner developing the ‘Baby Blues’ or Post Natal Depression
a withdrawal of father involvement
In addition, research has demonstrated that when mum and dad are in this relationship transition and potential decline within the first year, there is an absolutely negative effect on the quality of the parent/child interaction, relationship, and child personality development.
LET"S LOOK AT WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
The Bringing Baby Home Couple’s Online Class. Teaches couples how to strengthen their friendship, increase intimacy and regulate conflict, and when mum and dad’s relationship is STRONG, baby's new life is much stronger, healthier and happier. In addition to focusing on a great ‘Mum – Dad’ relationship, couples also learn about child development, how to co-parent with their partner, and discover ways to keep both parents involved. In the Bringing Baby Home Couple’s Workshop™ you will:
Learn how to stay connected to your partner during the transition from being a couple to being a family.
Learn how to cope with the changes brought about by bringing your baby home.
Learn how to promote the development of a healthier baby and help them in their emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.
Learn how to deal with the “baby blues” and decrease the chance of postpartum depression. Both for Mum and Dad!
Learn how to increase friendship and intimacy.
Decrease potential conflict and hostility.
Increase valued and accepted involvement from Dad
In fact – here is an amazing statistic.
Couples who completed the Bringing Baby Home Couple’s Workshop had a markedly less incidence of observable signs of Post Natal Depression than that of couples who didn’t attend a BBH Workshop. (22.5% compared to 66%) And here are some more research findings: