Parent Resource Centre

Antenatal Workshops

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Our antenatal workshops are an interactive series of complimentary sessions which explore the emotional and practical aspects of pregnancy, birth and parenting. They can be completed as a whole set or as individual sessions.

The workshops promote informed choice, encourage partner attendance and participation and recognise that every pregnancy and birth is unique. 

Educators facilitate a lively experience in an informal and friendly setting which helps participants for their parenting journey ahead. Ask questions, get informed and feel confident.

‘Active Birth'

In a small group, find out more about what to expect in labour and how to prepare. Discover positions that will encourage progress in labour, help reduce pain and give you the best chance to have a natural birth. Practice ways that your partner can encourage and support you to be more comfortable and have the opportunity to ask lots of questions- with midwife Laurelle Cacioli.

Cost: $110 including membership. Bookings essential.

'A New Life: the first six weeks'

Learn how to help baby adjust to life outside the womb during the first six weeks after birth: breastfeeding, swaddling, bathing, baby’s communication, nappies and much more. Also, explore strategies for looking after oneself and one's partner during this special time- with Elise Sweeney.

Cost: $60 members *10% discount for Active Birth participants. Bookings essential.

‘Soul Mothers'

'Soul Mothers' is a guided session for women to share insights and experiences of pregnancy and prepare for birth. How is it progressing? What is your birthing vision? What are your needs? How do you fulfil them?  Birth is a transformative experience and this workshop explores who we are as women and who we are becoming, as we move forward on this life-changing journey- with Suzanne Bryce. 

Cost: $60 members  *10% discount for Active Birth participants. Bookings essential.

'Birth As Transformation'

The experience of pregnancy and birth is a rite of passage that challenges us to enquire deeply into who we are and who we are becoming. It is a journey of transformation. This session is an opportunity to work with your partner or close friend and investigate what parts of this journey are shared and what parts may be solo and require you to rely on your own resources. Together you will explore the kinds of support and preparation required for this ancient initiation into motherhood. Exploration is well supported in a small group. There will be some exercises you do alone, some with your partner or a friend who comes with you, and others in the bigger group. It involves keeping strict confidentiality with each other and this will be negotiated at the time- with Suzanne Bryce. 

Cost: $60 members  *10% discount for Active Birth participants. Bookings essential.

For bookings, dates (see events calender) or more information contact Birth and Beyond – 8953 7928.