Birthbalance Connect (Est 2014) 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 months. We are here to connect you with all of your pregnancy and parenting needs. Please see below for course dates.

We will soon be first time parents, and recently attended the Birthbalance comprehensive course run by Michele. We found the course to be very well planned, informative, and educational with a lovely touch of humour in a comfortable and casual setting. Michele is extremely knowledgeable, wearing many hats in the birthing world. Michele is an advocate for natural physiological birth, but also provided facts and information around other factors to consider, such as caesareans and pain relief. We came away with an invaluable amount of knowledge and resources and are so glad we chose this course. Kristie 2022

12 Hour Comprehensive Course


  • 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)
  • Postnatal depression
  • Joining and getting to know your coffee group

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