Childbirth Class

We have developed a convenient 3.5 hour live childbirth class (also known as a birthing class) to support expectant couples with the most up-to-date and evidence-based information, giving you the knowledge, confidence and peace of mind during this time.

This class is a part of the New All-Access Bundle which gives you access to evidence-based, all-encompassing parenting education and support, how and when you want it.

Unlimited access to:

  • A suite of 10 live online classes, for every step of your parenting journey
  • Over 400 on-demand videos
  • Our Ask the Midwife service

All for one great price!

Yours for only $279

What’s included?

Live Online Classes

Delivered by the country’s leading Health Professionals.

These live classes take place on Saturdays, or you can access a class recording at any time!

Labour & Birth

📝 Topics:

  • Signs of early labour
  • Mucous plug
  • Water breaking – what to do!
  • When to go to hospital
  • Breathing in labour
  • Pain relief options
  • Unplanned scenarios: Instrumental birth, Unplanned caesarean section, Episiotomy, Induction of labour
  • Skin to skin
  • Newborn check
  • What to expect before you leave hospital

⏰ Length: The class is 3.5 hours in duration

🙋‍♀️ Introduction: Ten minutes at the beginning of class is set aside to meet the instructor and allow attendees to also introduce themselves through the live chat.

🤓 Q&A: There will be several Q&A periods throughout the class

☕ Coffee Break: We will break for a drink and leg stretch around the halfway mark.

Labour & Birth (for those having a planned caesarean section)

📝 Topics:

  • Why am I having a caesarean birth?
  • Preparing for a planned caesarean birth
  • The admission procedure
  • What to expect on the big day
  • Regional Anesthetic
  • Role of the partner – Operating Theatre
  • A caesarean birth – The procedure
  • A caesarean birth preference list
  • Postpartum hospital stay
  • Breastfeeding after a caesarean birth
  • Caring for your baby after a caesarean birth
  • Role of the partner – Postpartum ward
  • Recovery after a caesarean birth

⏰ Length: The class is 1.5 hours in duration

🙋‍♀️ Introduction: Ten minutes at the beginning of class is set aside to meet the instructor and allow attendees to also introduce themselves through the live chat.

🤓 Q&A: There will be several Q&A periods throughout the class

☕ Coffee Break: We will break for a drink and leg stretch around the halfway mark.

Hypnobirthing

📝 Topics:

  • What is hypnobirthing
  • Role of hypnobirthing tracks
  • The importance of birthing hormones
  • Anchors
  • Hypnobirthing language
  • The physiology of birthing recap
  • Hypnobirthing toolkit
  • Tens
  • Massage
  • Positions for birthing
  • Aromatherapy
  • Positive affirmations
  • Acupressure
  • Decision making with BRAIN

⏰ Length: The class is 3 hours in duration

🙋‍♀️ Introduction: Ten minutes at the beginning of class is set aside to meet the instructor and allow attendees to also introduce themselves through the live chat.

🤓 Q&A: There will be several Q&A periods throughout the class

☕ Coffee Break: We will break for a drink and leg stretch around the halfway mark.

Class for Dad/Partner

📝 Topics:

  • Early labour – what to look out for
  • Coaching during labour – how you can help
  • Pain relief options you can use at home
  • How to give a labour massage
  • How to time a contraction
  • Simple breathing techniques for labour
  • How to not feel awkward in the labour ward
  • How to not feel awkward in the Operating Theatre
  • Advocating for your partner
  • Supporting breastfeeding
  • How to make up a formula bottle safely
  • How to pick up a baby
  • How to cradle a baby
  • How to burp a baby
  • Equipment safety: Car seats, slings, safe sleep

⏰ Length: The class is 2 hours in duration

🙋‍♀️ Introduction: Ten minutes at the beginning of class is set aside to meet the instructor and allow attendees to also introduce themselves through the live chat.

🤓 Q&A: There will be several Q&A periods throughout the class

☕ Coffee Break: We will break for a drink and leg stretch around the halfway mark.

Postpartum Mental Health

📝 Topics:

  • What is Perinatal Mental Health
  • Mastrescence
  • Baby Blue’s
  • Perinatal OCD
  • Perinatal anxiety
  • Perinatal depression
  • Less common mental health issues
  • Your support system

⏰ Length: The class is 2 hours in duration

🙋‍♀️ Introduction: Ten minutes at the beginning of class is set aside to meet the instructor and allow attendees to also introduce themselves through the live chat.

🤓 Q&A: There will be several Q&A periods throughout the class

☕ Coffee Break: We will break for a drink and leg stretch around the halfway mark.

Breastfeeding 101

📝 Topics:

  • How to tell if your baby is hungry
  • Positions for optimal feeding
  • Mastering your baby’s latch
  • How to know if baby is full
  • Is my baby getting enough milk
  • Growth spurts & cluster feeding
  • Which breast and when
  • Breastfeeding multiples
  • Recognizing and managing mastitis
  • Preventing and soothing sore nipples
  • Tongue Tie
  • Expressing and pumping breastmilk
  • Tips for breastfeeding in public
  • 6 steps to transition back to work
  • Weaning baby off the breast

⏰ Length: The class is 3.5 hours in duration

🙋‍♀️ Introduction: Ten minutes at the beginning of class is set aside to meet the instructor and allow attendees to also introduce themselves through the live chat.

🤓 Q&A: There will be several Q&A periods throughout the class

☕ Coffee Break: We will break for a drink and leg stretch around the halfway mark.

Bottle Feeding 101

📝 Topics:

  • Bottle-feeding shopping list
  • Importance of sterilizing
  • Sterilizing methods
  • Formula milk
  • Preparing a formula bottle
  • Storage of formula milk
  • Burping baby
  • Pacifiers
  • Daycare
  • Your baby’s feeding pattern

⏰ Length: The class is 1.5 hours in duration

🙋‍♀️ Introduction: Ten minutes at the beginning of class is set aside to meet the instructor and allow attendees to also introduce themselves through the live chat.

🤓 Q&A: There will be several Q&A periods throughout the class

☕ Coffee Break: We will break for a drink and leg stretch around the halfway mark.

Baby First Aid

📝 Topics:

  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Trauma
  • Lacerations
  • Skin issues
  • Home first aid kit shopping list
  • Child proofing your home

⏰ Length: The class is 3 hours in duration

🙋‍♀️ Introduction: Ten minutes at the beginning of class is set aside to meet the instructor and allow attendees to also introduce themselves through the live chat.

🤓 Q&A: There will be several Q&A periods throughout the class

☕ Coffee Break: We will break for a drink and leg stretch around the halfway mark.

Weaning Baby Onto Solids

📝 Topics:

  • The 3 stages of weaning
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Your baby’s nutritional needs
  • Unsuitable foods for babies
  • Food allergies
  • Gagging reflex versus choking
  • Choking – what to do!
  • Your support network

⏰ Length: The class is 3 hours in duration

🙋‍♀️ Introduction: Ten minutes at the beginning of class is set aside to meet the instructor and allow attendees to also introduce themselves through the live chat.

🤓 Q&A: There will be several Q&A periods throughout the class

☕ Coffee Break: We will break for a drink and leg stretch around the halfway mark.

Baby Sleep

📝 Topics:

  • How much sleep do babies need
  • Sleepy cues
  • Bedtime routines
  • Tips to encourage healthy sleeping habits
  • Infant sleep cues
  • Sleep training explained
  • Sleep regression
  • Safe sleep recap
  • Common ‘sleep myths’ debunked

⏰ Length: The class is 3 hours in duration

🙋‍♀️ Introduction: Ten minutes at the beginning of class is set aside to meet the instructor and allow attendees to also introduce themselves through the live chat.

🤓 Q&A: There will be several Q&A periods throughout the class

☕ Coffee Break: We will break for a drink and leg stretch around the halfway mark.

Ask the Midwife

On-going support

  • Get 1-on-1 guidance through pregnancy, recovery, and the newborn stage.
  • No need to research the web when our team of Midwives are on hand to answer your questions.
  • We’ll be by your side to provide education, support, and encouragement every step of the way.

On-Demand Videos

Tailored to your due date

Put your mind at ease with over 400 on-demand short videos to help you every step of the way.

Topics Include:

  • Fetal Movements – What to expect!
  • Pregnancy Insomnia
  • Delayed Cord Clamping
  • Babies with Covid-19
  • Babies Cognitive Development
  • Baby Proofing your home
  • And 400+ more

Why Parents Choose The Baby Academy

 ✓ One single trusted source for your parenting journey.

✓ Evidence-based education from expert health professionals.

✓ Unlimited access for one great price! 

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