Childbirth & Parenting workshops

For those in Sydney, learn about birth and parenting face-to-face in a supportive small group environment

Looking for a more intimate face-to-face experience?

Want to meet other expectant parents?

Our One-Day Childbirth & Parenting Workshops are a popular option.

Small Groups are led by two highly experienced midwives, these workshops empower you with everything you need to know about birth & parenting with the option of a streamlined one day workshop or 2 shorter evening workshops.

These workshops are perfect if you want a face-to-face antenatal class and the benefits of a group dynamic. Workshops are held at a convenient Crows Nest venue. We also offer the option of 1 shorter weeknight workshop designed specifically for those who know they are having a planned caesarean.

All face-to-face classes include a full 12months access to the online Childbirth & Parenting Program to complement your learning (*Valued at $450)

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May 2024

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Thursday 23rd May

*Please note this is designed for those having a planned caesarean*

5pm - 9pm (1x4 hr Thursday evening)
Crows Nest Community Centre

$400 per couple

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Saturday 25th May

9am to 5pm
Crows Nest Community Centre

$650 per couple

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June 2024

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Saturday 1st June

9am to 5pm
Crows Nest Community Centre

$650 per couple

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Thursday 13th June

*Please note this is designed for those having a planned caesarean*

5pm - 9pm (1x4 hr Thursday evening)
Crows Nest Community Centre

$400 per couple

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Saturday 15th June

9am to 5pm
Crows Nest Community Centre

$650 per couple

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July 2024

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Saturday 6th July

9am to 5pm
Crows Nest Community Centre

$650 per couple

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Thursday 25th July

*Please note this is designed for those having a planned caesarean*

5pm - 9pm (1x4 hr Thursday evening)
Crows Nest Community Centre

$400 per couple

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Saturday 27th July

9am to 5pm
Crows Nest Community Centre

$650 per couple

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August 2024

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Saturday 10th August

9am to 5pm
Crows Nest Community Centre

$650 per couple

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Thursday 22nd August

*Please note this is designed for those having a planned caesarean*

5pm - 9pm (1x4 hr Thursday evening)
Crows Nest Community Centre

$400 per couple

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Saturday 24th August

9am to 5pm
Crows Nest Community Centre

$650 per couple

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September 2024

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Saturday 7th September

9am to 5pm

Crows Nest Community Centre

$650 per couple

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Thursday 19th September

*Please note this is designed for those having a planned caesarean*

5pm - 9pm (1x4 hr Thursday evening)
Crows Nest Community Centre

$400 per couple

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Saturday 21st September

9am to 5pm
Crows Nest Community Centre

$650 per couple

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What we cover in the Workshop

Pregnancy & Birth

  • Warning signs during pregnancy
  • Signs and stages of labour and when to go to hospital
  • Hormones involves in labour and how labour begins
  • Coping strategies for labour including breathing, massage, positions, visualisation and more
  • Birth preferences
  • The role of the support person
  • Vaginal birth
  • Pain relief available, including advantages and disadvantages for mum and baby and appropriate timing
  • Instrumental birth
  • Caesarean birth – procedure, anaesthetic and recovery

Early parenting

  • Normal newborn characteristics
  • Tests and immunisations offered and community resources
  • Special care nursery & jaundice
  • Breastfeeding and expressing
  • Parental adjustment, postnatal planning for the fourth trimester and emotional wellbeing
  • Nappies, wrapping and bathing
  • SIDS and safe sleeping
  • The best baby products to buy and setting up your nursery
  • Settling techniques and what to expect from normal newborn behaviour and sleep in the early weeks

HEALTH FUND REBATES MAY APPLY DEPENDING ON LEVEL OF COVER

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Workshop structure

Classes run on a Saturday from 9am to 5pm in Crows Nest, Sydney or two Thursday evenings from 5-9pm.

There's a maximum of 12 couples to ensure an intimate environment, easy access to experts and the ability to meet other expectant parents.

The Workshop condenses all the essential information on Birth and Parenting into one Saturday or 2 evenings, with regular breaks to eat, mingle with other parents and ask questions.

The event will be COVID-safe.

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Inclusions

The $650* per couple cost includes the full-day workshop (or two shorter evenings) led by two highly qualified midwives as well as a range of handouts, checklists and guides for later use.

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and refreshments will be provided.

You'll also get 12 months access to Sarah's online Childbirth & Parenting program, allowing you to access bite-size modules to revisit what you have learnt on the day though a premium platform. This also  gives you ongoing access to live Q&A calls with Sarah if you have any ongoing questions while pregnant or with your newborn.

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Your midwives

The course is designed by Sarah Tooke, an award-winning midwife with over 15 years experience and 10 of those spent educating thousands of couples in birth and parenting at The Mater Hospital, North Sydney.

Sarah is joined by a team of experienced fellow midwives with over 20 years combined experience to ensure you receive the latest evidenced based education to prepare you for your upcoming birth and parenting journey. Each workshop will be facilitated by 2 midwives to ensure ample opportunity to ask questions.

Due to overwhelming demand and the intimate setting, all workshops are expected to sell out!  

Book your tickets now to get access to one of Sydney's only small group childbirth classes hosted by two top midwives and childbirth educators.

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