This is a holistic course designed to prepare parents to be mentally, physically, and emotionally ready for both labour, birth and early parenting days so that they can look forward to a more informed and satisfying childbirth and parenting experience. The sessions are tutored by a Childbirth Educator who is a trained health professional with a tertiary qualification to teach all aspects of pregnancy, birth and parenting.
The course includes:
– Information on normal labour and birthing
– Support and relaxation skills
– Making informed decisions
– Normal newborn behaviour
– Changes in family relationships
– Early days at home with a new baby
– Fathers-only session for dads-to-be
Parents Centre has a proud tradition of establishing long-lasting and supportive coffee groups and a course liaison is allocated to each class to facilitate this. You will join a Facebook coffee group for your course before the first session. We also organise one social occasion during the course, and one at the end of the course to help get your coffee group off to a great start.
Our courses are run throughout the year, these are evening sessions over 7 nights (7pm – 9:30pm). There will be breaks and refreshments will be served.