Birthbalance Connect welcome women and their birthing companions to their well known and highly recommended comprehensive pregnancy courses. During this course you will gain all the confidence you need to help you on your journey through pregnancy, labour, birth and parenting in the early weeks.

12 Hour Comprehensive Course

Pregnancy

  • Building a relationship with your Lead Maternity Carer
  • Knowing and understanding your rights
  • Pregnancy discomforts and warning signs
  • Pelvic awareness and pregnancy terminology

Labour and Birth

  • Preparing for the labour and birth that YOU want
  • Your partner/support person’s role during labour and birth
  • Stages of Labour
  • Skin to skin contact
  • Natural and medical pain management
  • Interventions, assisted deliveries and caesarean section

The early days

  • The first 72hours with baby
  • The first 6 weeks – getting to know your baby
  • Safe Sleeping (Michele is an expert on Safe Sleeping and is the Safe Sleep Coordinator for the ADHB region)
  • Postnatal depression

Breastfeeding your Baby

  • Understanding your baby’s needs
  • Basic anatomy of the breast
  • How breast milk is established – keeping up the supply.
  • How to breastfeed
  • Expressing and storing breast milk
  • Problem solving
  • Breastfeeding support in the antenatal and postnatal period

Here’s the baby – Where’s the manual?

Upcoming courses