Positive Birth and Parenting Workshops weeknight

The Positive Birth and Parenting Workshop is held in the evening and consists of seven sessions held one evening a week for seven weeks. Each class runs for two hours, 7pm - 9pm and includes a supper break. The sessions are held on various nights of the week (Monday – Thursday) to suit your schedule. The first 4 sessions present the Birth Course curriculum and there are 3 sessions on starting out with baby, parenting and breastfeeding. This interactive workshop will be presented face to face in the education block at Westmead Hospital. You do have the option to attend this course online through Zoom from home. However we encourage you to attend face to face to get most out of the program.

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Birth Course at Westmead Hospital is a unique childbirth preparation program that brings together only evidence based techniques and practices. The techniques that you learn for your birth in this course have been subjected to a randomised controlled trial (conducted by Kate Levett and published in the British Medical Journal in 2016). This trial demonstrated significantly improved outcomes for women and babies.

Birth Course at Westmead Hospital is a unique childbirth preparation program that brings together only evidence based techniques and practices. The techniques that you learn for your birth in this course have been subjected to a randomised controlled trial (conducted by Kate Levett and published in the British Medical Journal in 2016). This trial demonstrated significantly improved outcomes for women and babies.

First time parents-to-be benefit enormously from these classes, as there is plenty of time to interact and discuss a range of topics from labour and birth, to breastfeeding and parenting.

If you book into this Evening Series, you do not need to book into any other childbirth education classes.

Topics include but not limited to:

  • Mind and body working together
  • Labouring at home and when to come to hospital
  • Positions for labour and birth – being active
  • Birthing with confidence
  • Evidence based Techniques for labour and birth
    • Acupressure
    • Massage
    • Breathing and relaxation
  • Virtual Tour of the Birth Unit
  • Special circumstances: Medicine as back up
  • Breastfeeding
  • Calming an unsettled baby
  • Communicating with your baby
  • Parenting issues – including postnatal depression, returning to work, roles and identities
  • And more!!

Cost: $190.00 for women birthing at Westmead Public Hospital

Cost: $320.00 for women birthing somewhere else
Bookings Essential: 1 ticket per couple
For class dates and bookings please see our Eventbrite page
or email wslhd-westmead-parentingeducation@health.nsw.gov.au

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