Positive Birth and Parenting Workshop (Online)
Positive Birth and Parenting Workshop – consists of 2 sessions held on consecutive Saturdays. Each session runs for 6 hours and includes a lunch break. The program consists of the Birth Course curriculum as well as content that will assist you in your journey as new parents. If you attend this program you are entitled to attend a breastfeeding workshop free.
Birth Course at Westmead Hospital is a unique childbirth preparation 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.
The workshop starts promptly at 9 am. Please arrive via zoom at 8.45 am for registration so the day can begin on time.
YOU MUST BE BIRTHING YOUR BABY AT WESTMEAD HOSPITAL TO RECEIVE A DISCOUNTED FEE. ALL WOMEN BOOKED TO BIRTH THEIR BABY AT ANOTHER HOSPITAL MUST PAY THE FULL FEE.
It is recommended to book this workshop if you are due between 21st August and 23rd October 2021.
Topics include the following:
- How labour starts
- Labouring at home and when to come to hospital
- Positions for labour and birth – being active
- Normal birth
- Techniques for labour and birth
- Breathing and relaxation
- Tour of the Birth Unit
- Birth requiring medical assistance
- Calming an unsettled baby
- Communicating with your baby
- Parenting issues – including postnatal depression, returning to work, roles and identities.
- And more!!