Antenatal Course

Join us in February 2018 for the next antenatal course! 

When? Two Sunday afternoons in February (4/2, 11/2)

What time? 2pm to 6:30pm

Where? Dee Wardrop Speech Pathology, 352 St Georges Road Thornbury 3071, Melbourne, Australia

JOIN US FOR A THIRD SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN FEBRUARY TO BE EQUIPPED WITH ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE FOR EFFECTIVE PARENTING – REGISTER FOR BOTH COURSES AND RECEIVE 50% OFF THE COST OF THE PARENTING WORKSHOP

Effective parenting means rising above the challenges and developing a secure attachment relationship with your child. This requires:
  • Self care and emotional wellbeing
  • Making sense of your past
  • Knowing what your child needs from you
  • Understanding developmental impacts on behaviour
  • Clear communication with your partner
  • Conflict management strategies
  • Self-compassion
This course is open to anyone wanting guidance around parenting

Pregnant women and partners, people who recently became parents, or more experienced parents wanting to redefine the way they are with their child.

Partners attend for free!

Rebates are available for those with a relevant mental health care plan or private health insurance. Please contact us with questions about rebates.

Learn everything you need to know to feel empowered in pregnancy and childbirth

Attend our antenatal course for $380 (rebates available). Birth partner attends for free!

Courses are run every two months on two consecutive Sunday afternoons

Course Information

The Mindful Beginnings Antenatal Course does more than prepare you for childbirth. The mindfulness component teaches you skills that will assist you throughout your parenting journey. 

This antenatal course is unique in that it is designed and facilitated by a psychologist. Dr Adrienne Brown specialises in perinatal psychology and mindfulness and, a mother of two herself, is committed to providing people with the right support during this exciting yet uncertain and often challenging time.

By attending this course you will learn all you need to know about childbirth and more!

Our midwife will teach you about
  • Physiology of childbirth
  • Birthing positions
  • Birth partner support
  • Breastfeeding
Adrienne will teach you skills to
  • Sit with uncertainty
  • Ground, focus and conserve energy in childbirth
  • Enable relaxation and softening during labour
  • Manage labour pain
  • Bond with your baby during pregnancy
  • Manage stress, fatigue, anxiety and fear
  • Cope with unmet expectations

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You are welcome to attend…

At any stage of pregnancy – usually second or third trimester

When pregnant for the second, third, or fourth (or fifth!) time – some people want to do things differently next time, and it’s so hard to find time for yourself, your baby and your partner once there is already a little one in your family

Other information about the course…

Courses are designed for a maximum of five couples (pregnant women and birthing partner), thereby allowing a safe and comfortable space for learning and participation

A non-refundable deposit of $100 secures your place in the course and the remaining fee is due one week prior to the course commencing

Rebates are available for those with a relevant mental health care plan or private health insurance. Please contact us with questions about rebates

It’s important that you know…

Mindfulness is not something you can master in a couple of weeks. It requires a commitment to practice. With commitment you will not be disappointed, as the benefits are wide-ranging and will be noticed for the rest of your life. Due to this, there is an expectation that all course participants commit to practicing mindfulness daily throughout the course and in the weeks following. We start off slow, and full support is provided throughout the course including a range of mindfulness meditations to aid home practice.

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