Active Birth and Beyond Classes
Our Active Birth and Beyond Workshops are practical, hands-on and fun learning experiences designed to dispel myths and remove fear, build skills and expand understanding so that you can feel prepared both physically and emotionally for giving birth to your baby and the life that comes after.
What is included in the classes?
The content of this antenatal class is structured around your needs. Together we explore the things you want to know more about. The course is designed to build your trust and confidence in your own inbuilt abilities to achieve a satisfying birth and move smoothly into early parenting. There is never just one way to do anything in life, and so our aim is to support you to make the informed decisions about birth and early parenting that feel right for you and your family.
The workshop is structured around the following themes:
- Our developing baby
- Changes for me and us
- Giving birth and meeting our baby
- Caring for our baby
- Our health and well-being
- People who are there for us
In past workshops, participants have chosen to focus upon how to increase your satisfaction with the birth by teaming up with your midwife or obstetrician; which distraction techniques to use in labour and when to switch to using water; how to deepen the bond between you and your child through baby’s bath-time and much more besides. Our professional educator will facilitate the course using engaging teaching strategies. We will combine group activities, games, discussion, practical exercises, videos and written materials to bring you an inspiring and enjoyable learning experience.
Friendly community of parents
There are lots of opportunities to get to know and learn from other group members as well as presentations by past participants who return to report back on the events of birth and life as new parents. The people you will meet on a PPA course can provide great friendships during pregnancy and a social lifeline in the early months of life with your new baby.
How much does it cost?
The Active Birth and Beyond Workshop cost $290 per couple, which is incredible value. This price includes a full audio package for deep relaxation / self-hypnosis for birth and written course materials. Concession prices are available for healthcare card holders, single parents and full-time students. Please apply when completing the Registration Form.
When and Where?
The classes are run in a workshop format over two consecutive Sundays, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Dates for 2015
MELBOURNE: West Brunswick - Venue TBC
- 24 and 31 May 2015
- 26 July and 2 August 2015
- 20 and 27 September 2015
- 15 and 22 November 2015
To register for the workshop of your choice, complete our online Registration Form a local PPA Educator will be in touch.
What parents say:
“Amazing!! So, so, so happy I found you! I feel confident, empowered and well equipped with the knowledge of what lies ahead. Excited and looking forward to the birth now rather than being scared. Thank you!” R.B and T.B.
“I feel invigorated and empowered. The workshop environment was supportive and welcoming. I wish I had attended the course prior to our first birth.’ Louise and Marcus
‘I really enjoyed the conversations I had with other participants generated by the content. I was really helpful to have a confident and experienced facilitator.’ A.T.