All classes are held at Mt Martha house on the Mornington Peninsula
Due to limited time to cover in detail all aspects during our Childbirth Preparation Class we HIGHLY recommend that you consider booking into our Labour and Breastfeeding Classes. These classes were designed to enhance your preparation in these specific areas!
Please see our Class prices page for our 3 class special offer!
10 AM - 3 PM
Our Chldbirth Preparation class is a full one day workshop for couples covering everything you need to know from late pregnancy, labour, birth to breastfeeding and caring for your new baby. From our childbirth class you will gain information to make the best choices for you and your baby. Our class will empower you towards a positive, safe birth and help you discover the joys of parenting with confidence and ease. We will take the mystery out of labour, birth and life with a newborn. This is a non-judgemental setting where your questions will be answered honestly and realistically through my knowledge and experiences as a midwife.
Late Pregnancy Overview
Preparation for Labour & Birth
Birth Wish List
Support in Labour
Hospital bag Preparation
Signs of early Labour
When to call the hospital
Process of Labour & Birth
Pain relief options
Baby care after birth
Swaddling, Nappy changing, bathing &
Baby wearing Practical component
Postnatal Emotional Changes
A unique and intimate class focusing on achieving a Natural labour and birth through Relaxation, Active Birth Principles & Practical techniques. Don't underestimate the importance of your support during your Labour & Birth - those who surround the birthing women in labour can have a huge effect on how the labour goes and what your experience of birth is, which you will remember for the rest of your life.
Learn more about women's physiology and how it works during labour
Post due date methods of Naturally Inducing Labour at home
Understanding the role of the support person(s) during Labour & Birth
Intimacy in Labour
How you can support and protect the labouring women so they can birth instinctively
Learne how to motivate and encourage women to trust the birthing process
Non-Medical pain relief options and working with pain
Practical Component: including practising labour/birthing positions that promote Active Birth Principles, breathing techniques in labour, Accupressure, Massage & Rebozo techniques.
Developing strategies for implementing these ideas for both home and hospital settings
This class is perfect for ANY couples wishing to aim for a natural labour/birth, including VBAC delivery, previous tramatic birth experience and homebirth
Great For A Subsequent Pregnancy Refresher!
Our Breastfeeding class is offered to ALL expectant couples to learn all there is to know about Breastfeeding your baby before they arrive. Breastfeeding is a natural, powerful system and you can Breastfeed no matter what kind of start you and your baby have, but like labour/birth it can be less overwhelming when you start to prepare beforehand. I aim to provide ALL expectant couples with a positive, relaxed and confident approach to your Breastfeeding journey with your new baby - even when things don't always go to plan. Whether it's your first baby, are wanting to try Breastfeeding with a subsequent baby, need a refresher or have had trouble breastfeeding in the past, this class is a MUST!
Normal Changes of the Breast during pregnancy
How is Breastmilk made?
Benefits of Breastfeeding for a mother and baby
The importance of the first Breastfeed
Skin to skin contact & Breastfeeding
Practical Breastfeeding Basics - positioning & attachment
Myths and Facts of Breastfeeding
When Breastfeeding does not go to plan
Signs of milk transfer - Is baby getting enough?