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Birth in a Weekend

Birth in a Weekend is an in-depth, comprehensive birth and postpartum antenatal class that prepares you physically, mentally, and emotionally for the birth experience. This class is action packed with lots of useful information about the labor & birth process, what to expect in a hospital birth, a range of pain relief measures, including drug and non drug options, and a preparing and planning for postpartum. This class is an 8 hour class, taught in a weekend over a Saturday and Sunday afternoon.




  • Connecting with baby
  • Anatomy and Physiology & Role of Hormones
  • Pain with a Purpose vs suffering
  • Signs of labor starting
  • Phases of Labor – Early, Active Transition
  • Lamaze 6 Healthy Birth Practices
  • The Golden Hour
  • Baby Microbiome
  • Preparing for birth – Mentally, Emotionally and Physically
  • Knowing your Birth Options
  • Expectant versus Active Model of Care
  • What is evidence-based care?
  • Interventions
  • C Sections
  • Communication Strategies
  • Questions to ask your doctor
  • Where to give birth: Private vs Govt
  • Hospital Procedures
  • How do you feel about childbirth
  • Fear Release Exercise
  • Creating a Care Plan/Birth Plan
  • Choosing your support team
  • Comfort Measures for Labor & Pain Relief
  • Non-drug Options – Breathing, Relaxation, Massage, Birth Ball, Rebozo, Labor Dance, Pelvic Movements, Vocalization
  • Maximizing the role of hormones through appropriate means
  • The Three Rs of labor
  • Drug Options
  • Labor rehearsal with labor stations
  • Role of the birth companion
  • Packing your hospital bag
  • Preparing your body for birth
  • What to expect in postpartum
  • Creating a postpartum plan
  • Physical Recovery
  • Pelvic Floor Health
  • Mental recovery
  • The Science of Sleep
  • Addressing Myths & Concerns about Postpartum
  • Coping with change
  • Post baby sex
  • Managing your marriage and changing relationship with your partner
  • Mommy Love Shower