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Education

Education - the key to choice, confidence and control

At My Midwives we believe that different choices are the key to feeling confident and in control of your birthing journey. Some women and their support team want the basic information and some want to take a deeper dive for full understanding of the process. We have developed an extensive suite of classes, workshops and online resources to enable you to work to your strengths getting information in the method that best suits you. Women having their first baby make use of each class - moving from the online resources in the Pregnancy Road Map, through Birth Prep, to our Antenatal Class, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding Class and finally Support, Sleep and Settling after baby is born. Information in birth is power. We offer all our class attendees access to digital resources, which include many lists, plans and ideas pages, and the ability to ask our midwives questions via our client FB pages.


Classes

My Midwives has adapted our education packages to enable access to classes in a range of formats. Our face to face classes are available in all practices but due to social distancing requirements, numbers are limited. We also offer the opportunity to attend facilitated virtual classes. Our full suite of digital classes is also now available enabling access to our awesome resources from the comfort of your own home.

  • Brisbane

  • Toowoomba

  • Melbourne

  • Shepparton and Echuca

  • Virtual Class

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My Antenatal Class

Location: Brisbane

Our one-day Antenatal Class is focused on your active birth. This class is designed to be taken anywhere from 28 to 34 weeks of pregnancy by couples and their support people.

We focus on the many aspects that make up labour and birth, including many activities to ensure you and your partner are well prepared. This class sees that My Midwives clients are progressing in their practice and preparation for birth and will enable our guests to gain a fuller understanding of what they will experience in labour and birth. Our class finishes with a couple returning soon after the birth of their baby to talk through the reality of the birth journey.

Date:
Saturday, 17th April, 2021
Saturday, 22nd May 2021
Saturday, 12th June 2021
Sunday, 11th July 2021
Sunday, 25th July 2021
Saturday, 18th September 2021
Sunday, 24th October 2021
Saturday, 27th November 2021
Saturday, 18th December 2021

For more information and to make a booking please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07 3118 5240.

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New Born Care Workshop

Location: Brisbane

This completely hands-on practical workshop prepares you for the first six weeks of newborn life. This class is best after 34 weeks so it is fresh in your mind.

It covers all the basics: nappies, cord care, bathing, dressing, swaddling and feeding while also covering the decisions you make in the transition to parenting. My Midwives clients will get the hands on aspects of newborn care whilst our guests may also gain further insight and clarity around the decisions you need to make in the first hours and weeks. Details: 2-3 hours (depends on group size) After 34 weeks of pregnancy.

Date:
Thursday, 22nd April 2021
Thursday, 27th May 2021
Thursday, 24th June 2021
Thursday, 15th July 2021
Thursday, 19th August 2021
Thursday, 16th September 2021
Thursday, 21st October 2021
Thursday, 18th November 2021
Thursday, 16th December 2021

For more information and to make a booking please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07 3118 5240.

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My Antenatal Class

Location: Toowoomba

Our one-day Antenatal Class is focused on your active birth. This class is designed to be taken anywhere from 28 to 34 weeks of pregnancy by couples and their support people.

We focus on the many aspects that make up labour and birth, including many activities to ensure you and your partner are well prepared. This class sees that My Midwives clients are progressing in their practice and preparation for birth and will enable our guests to gain a fuller understanding of what they will experience in labour and birth. Our class finishes with a couple returning soon after the birth of their baby to talk through the reality of the birth journey.

Date:
Saturday, 24th April 2021
Saturday 22nd May 2021
Saturday, 19th June 2021

For more information and to make a booking please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07 4642 2977.

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My Antenatal Class

Location: Brunswick

Our one-day Antenatal Class is focused on your active birth. This class is designed to be taken anywhere from 28 to 34 weeks of pregnancy by couples and their support people.

We focus on the many aspects that make up labour and birth, including many activities to ensure you and your partner are well prepared. This class sees that My Midwives clients are progressing in their practice and preparation for birth and will enable our guests to gain a fuller understanding of what they will experience in labour and birth. Our class finishes with a couple returning soon after the birth of their baby to talk through the reality of the birth journey.

Date:
Saturday, 22nd May 2021
Saturday, 12th June 2021
Saturday, 17th July 2021
Saturday, 14th August 2021
Saturday, 11th September 2021
Saturday, 16th October 2021
Saturday, 13th November 2021
Saturday, 18th December 2021

For more information and to make a booking please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 03 8388 7025.

New born with the mother

New Born Care Workshop

Location: Brunswick

This completely hands-on practical workshop prepares you for the first six weeks of newborn life. This class is best after 34 weeks so it is fresh in your mind.

It covers all the basics: nappies, cord care, bathing, dressing, swaddling and feeding while also covering the decisions you make in the transition to parenting. My Midwives clients will get the hands on aspects of newborn care whilst our guests may also gain further insight and clarity around the decisions you need to make in the first hours and weeks. Details: 2-3 hours (depends on group size) After 34 weeks of pregnancy.

Date:
Wednesday, 19th May 2021
Wednesday, 16th June 2021
Wednesday, 21st July 2021
Wednesday, 18th August 2021
Wednesday, 15th September 2021
Wednesday, 20th October 2021
Wednesday, 17th November 2021
Wednesday, 15th December 2021

For more information and to make a booking please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 03 8388 7025.

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Virtual Newborn Care

We have adapted the most hands-on of our practical workshop to the virtual environment to prepare you for the first six weeks of your baby’s life.

We invite couples to do this class late in pregnancy (after 34 weeks) to ensure all aspects are front of mind when baby arrives. The class covers all the basics: nappies, cord care, bathing, dressing, swaddling and feeding and reviews the decisions you make in the transition to parenting.

My Midwives clients will get the hands on aspects of newborn care whilst our guests may also gain further insight and clarity around the decisions you need to make in the first hours and weeks.

Our experienced educators will take around 2 hours (depending on group size) and have significant time to cover questions and answers.

For more information on dates and to book, please click here.

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Virtual Antenatal Class

Our virtual Antenatal Class is focused on your birth and is designed to be taken anywhere from 28 to 34 weeks of pregnancy.

This class focus on the many aspects that make up labour and birth, including activities to ensure you and your partner are well prepared. We cover more fully labour progress and self help measures with a workbook which accompanies the classes to guide you through the session.

With this session My Midwives clients progress in their practice and preparation for birth and enables our guests to gain a fuller understanding of what they will experience in labour and birth.

Our virtual class finishes with a couple returning soon after the birth of their baby to talk through the reality of the birth journey.

The reality of this class being online means that session lengths will vary and breaks will be advised on request of the group. It is envisaged that participants will need to free themselves up from 9-12 and from 1-3 to fully participate.

For more information on dates and to book, please click here.

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Support, Sleep and Settling Online Workshop

This group session is targeted at you and your strategies in early mothering and is for mums around 4 to 6 weeks after birth.

We discuss how you are transitioning to parenting, any complex issues that may have arisen and look for strategies to resolve or alleviate them. Our discussion may include feeding and settling issues along with strategies to assist your perinatal mental wellbeing. Generally this session lasts around 2 hours and is facilitated by an experienced midwife and mum.

For more information on dates and to book, please click here.

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Breastfeeding Support Online

As our world is changing at a rapid pace, we are focused on ensuring our clients remain as safe as possible whilst still maximising the ability to connect with specialist support and advice.

It is due to the constant commitment and support of the amazing Dr Robyn Thompson and her team that we are enabling My Midwives clients access to her online support program, The Thompson Method Breastfeeding Program (Pregnancy, Labour, Birth & Breastfeeding) and membership to the private support Facebook Group 'The Breastfeeding Club'. The Thompson method has been a game changer in the lives of the My Midwives team and we are proud to formalise this partnership to truly benefit women and their families. All our classes clients will receive this automatically and our amazing team will provide an online orientation session to walk you through what is on offer to you all. 1 hour.

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Online Digital Classes

Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond & Pregnancy Road Map classes now available