Education is the key.
Our advice to you and your partner or support is to get as much information about the different education options in your area before you decide what might suit you best. There are several options available, and many women say that their wonderful birthing experiences were as a result of tips they learned in their childbirth education and parenting information course. The important thing is for you to research what is available so you can choose the options in birth that best fits with your personal beliefs and desires.
At My Midwives we offer different options across our branches. We make our classes available to you even if you don’t have midwifery care with us. Speak to your local branch about what they offer. We can also tailor a class to meet your particular needs.
My Midwives offers traditional courses covering preparation for birth, labour, options for pain relief, water birth, emergency situations, the first few hours once your baby is born and going home from hospital. Mostly these classes are held in a small group environment of up to five couples and offer you the chance to learn, workshop and practice all the important aspects of labour, birth and parenting. We keep it simple, very interactive and a lot of fun (even for the men!)
One purpose of My Midwives education is to bring pregnant women and new mothers together to enable you to develop practical strategies, which you can apply in various situations. Developing relationships and friendships with your peers provide support and reassurance during a beautiful yet sometimes daunting time. Talk to your midwife about any questions you may have about the course. Please contact us to book your place.
Please note some branches do not offer antenatal classes as a service. Please contact your local branch and they will point you in the right direction.
Once a month My Midwives Toowoomba offers a fully catered one day course covering all the information we know you need to know about preparing for birth.
Saturday, 17 June 2017 | Saturday, 15 July 2017 | Saturday, 19 August 2017 | Saturday, 16 September 2017 | Saturday, 14 October 2017 | Saturday, 11 November 2017 | Saturday, 09 December 2017
If you have had a previous caesarean and have questions about your options for birth, then the My Next Birth After Caesarean Course (NBAC) is for you.
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 | Tuesday, 15 August 2017 | Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | Tuesday, 05 December 2017
Our small and personalised Childbirth Education Classes help couples prepare for labour and birth and life with a newborn.
Friday, 16 June 2017 | Saturday, 17 June 2017 | Friday, 28 July 2017 | Saturday, 29 July 2017 | Friday, 06 October 2017 | Saturday, 07 October 2017 | Friday, 01 December 2017 | Saturday, 02 December 2017
Our small and personalised LGBTIQ+ Birth Classes help parents-to-be prepare for labour, birth and life with a newborn Presented by Jess Permezel, a queer parent and experienced childbirth educator These classes are for all queer identified families and we aim to provide an inclusive, safe space for all who attend
Friday, 25 August 2017 | Saturday, 26 August 2017 | Friday, 17 November 2017 | Saturday, 18 November 2017
Once a month My Midwives Brisbane North offers a fully catered one day course covering all the information we know you need to know about preparing for birth, labour, options for pain relief, water birth, emergency situations, the first few hours once your baby is born, going home from hospital and the first few weeks of parenting.
Saturday, 24 June 2017 | Saturday, 22 July 2017 | Saturday, 26 August 2017 | Saturday, 23 September 2017 | Saturday, 28 October 2017 | Saturday, 25 November 2017 | Saturday, 27 January 2018