Birth and Beyond – Full Day Course

Our new look antenatal course, specially designed to support soon-to-be parents. Delivered by our trained Midwife Educators, this single day ‘crash course’ provides a comprehensive overview of pregnancy, birth and parenting, including: • Final weeks of pregnancy• Physical/emotional changes during pregnancy and birth• How to prepare your mind and body• 3 stages of labour• When to come to hospital or call your care giver• How to help yourself during labour• Support partner’s roles• Role of health professionals• Breathing, massage and relaxation• Pain relief – natural and medical• Unforeseen/unexpected challenges• Birthing Suite tour• Caesarean and ******* Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)• Your hospital stay• Early weeks as a parent• Breastfeeding• Relationship changes, expectations, coping strategies• Baby behaviour and characteristics• Sleep and settling techniques• Family safety• Postnatal depression• SIDS• Support networks and community resources$250 per couple (BUPA/NIB/Medibank clients free). Morning Tea and Lunch included. Please note any dietary requirements. Please call Gosford Private Maternity Services, Monday to Friday between 8:00am to 4:00pm, for any enquiries on 4304 3260.