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Next courses starting 16 and 28 January 2021

Online antenatal education classes

Congratulations if you are pregnant!

Welcome to ‘A Focused Birth’ an incredible education program that will ensure you are completely prepared for your baby’s birth. This online education program takes the guess work out of which course to take. If you haven’t decided whether to try Hypnobirthing/ Calmbirth or a more traditional type class. This program is perfect for you.

The course has been designed to give you flexibility and choice.

You’ll learn invaluable skills and techniques to help you; work with contractions, feel relaxed, empowered and confident leading up to your baby’s birth and into parenthood.

You will have the best elements of standard Australian hospital classes - including evidence-based, practical and up-to-date information given by a Registered Midwife, and also many of the fundamental elements of other approaches that are more focused on being relaxed such as in Calmbirth and Hypnobirthing. The combination of the theory, with practical skills and techniques for feeling calm and in control will ensure you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy feeling confident about your ability to labour.

These classes on their own are packed full of extra hints and tips for labour and birth and feeding your baby and also caring for a newborn. And you might decide that’s enough for you. But you also have the option to upgrade your experience, to add hypnobirthing recordings, and individual hypnotherapy sessions, to target any specific fears or issues you may have regarding your pregnancy or birth.

Knowledge is power

The emphasis throughout the course is on sharing quality, relevant information. When you understand how your body works, what to expect, and the many ways you can make your labour more efficient, you can feel informed, prepared and confident as you approach your big day.

One of the main aims of the program is to empower you to have a positive birth experience, in whatever form that takes. Rather than approaching your baby’s birth with fear and trepidation, I am confident that after taking part in this course you will look forward with excitement to all the wonderful memories you will make.

I’ll show you how your baby’s birth can be one of the best days of your life.

The course consists of 12 fun hours of online live interactive sessions, over 4 consecutive weeks. Giving you the chance to be actively involved in your learning. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, during and after the sessions, plus share experiences, ideas and concerns with your fellow participants.

Whilst much of the course involves learning how to work with your body during contractions, we also discuss all available pain relief options and ensure you feel fully informed about all possible interventions. I’ll share my insider knowledge and the things you don’t read about when it comes to; inductions, epidurals, instrumental births and caesareans. So that you know what to expect if it should be part of your birth journey.

Although your labour and birth is probably on the forefront of your mind, the classes also include so much more for a smooth transition to life with a newborn:

  • Breastfeeding information
  • How to be a great support person
  • How to not only survive, but thrive in the newborn period
  • Incredible tips on settling your baby and relationship transitions from a couple to a family
  • Techniques to use to be calm and relaxed when you’re running on less sleep.

See a full breakdown of the course content.

Midwife led Australia wide antenatal education

I have over 20 years experience as a midwife in the UK and Australia, working in both private and public hospitals. I have helped thousands of women in every scenario, from homebirths and water-births, births with complex issues, intervention, and caesarean births.

I currently work in a busy Melbourne Hospital, and am passionate about supporting women and families be as relaxed and confident as they can be whatever the circumstances. I divide my time as a midwife between the Birth Centre and the Child Birth Education Team. This means I am upto date with current research, policies and procedures when it comes to all things birth related.

In addition, I am a government accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist, with an Honours degree in Psychology. In my private practice I specialise in treating anxiety, trauma, fertility issues, pain management and phobias, as well as hypnobirthing techniques.

Bringing together these sets of skills, knowledge, and experience I can guide and prepare you to have the positive birth experience that you desire.

What A Focused Birth offers you

  • Comprehensive antenatal classes developed and facilitated live by a registered Midwife and Childbirth educator
  • Access to additional resources and recommended reading
  • Toolbox of relaxation techniques, coping strategies, active birth principles
  • Breathing techniques
  • In depth breastfeeding information
  • Chance to ask questions relevant to your individual circumstances
  • Birth Preference Customisable Template
  • Comprehensive customisable ‘What to pack’ lists
  • Huge list of positive affirmations to choose from
  • Opportunity to address personal issues, such as previous traumatic experiences
  • Opportunity to upgrade to include a complete hypnobirthing course
Justine Daly, Midwife and Childbirth educator

Online antenatal education class
$395 per couple

For a limited time I am offering $99 worth of Hypnobirthing recordings free with each booking for the Online antenatal education class.

Next courses starting 16 and 28 January 2021

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