BIRTH CLASSES, CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSES, ANTE-NATAL CLASSES, PRE-NATAL CLASSES, PARENTING CLASSES – there are just so many titles, which is so confusing for pregnant couples.
Are they important? Knowledge is Power! And this is not knowledge that can be gained online or from a book or DVD. If you want to be in control of your pregnancy, labour, birthing and baby, then DO NOT hand over your control to ‘some other person’.
How to choose? It is important to choose wisely and not be bullied into booking a hospital class. The advantage of finding a private childbirth educator is:
- smaller class sizes
- independent information
- mostly better qualified educators
- opportunity to have all your questions answered without the bias of a hospital person, who is following hospital policy
What questions to ask a childbirth educator, when enquiring:
- Where did you train as an educator?
- How long have you been teaching?
- Do you have a particular birth philosophy?
- Where, When, Costs?
- What will we learn?
What type of class?
There are so many different ‘types’ of childbirth education available, which makes it very difficult to choose. Hospital based classes inevitably focus on ‘pain management’, because they actually believe that birth is very painful, especially classes in private hospitals, where very high medical intervention rates prevail.
I invite you to take a look at our Inside Birth® pre-natal program. These deep hypnosis techniques is not only a wonderful life skill for all to learn, but will allow you to have a quiet, peaceful and enjoyable birthing experience, for you, baby and your partner.
You can start a class as early in your pregnancy as you feel you would like information, to alleviate fears and anxieties, but importantly to allow you to make valuable decisions throughout pregnancy and birthing, for you and your baby.
If you have a Birth Right doula, and book into a class, then take advantage of our dip in/dip out classes i.e. do as many classes as you would like, throughout your pregnancy.
You will leave our courses feeling confident and empowered, looking forward to the amazing journey that is birth.
For further info go to: or contact Susan 0419 606 171