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The Classic  Course

 A comprehensive childbirth education course for pregnant parents who
want to learn it all! 

Course outline

Full Course Outline

pregnant woman holding her belly

Part 1
Preparing for
Labour & Birth

a pregnant mother holding her newborn after a waterbirth

Part 2
Understanding
Labour & Birth

MAMABirth birth with doppler

Part 3
Interventions & Informed Decision-Making

  • the physiology of the last few weeks of pregnancy

  • hormonal physiology of labour

  • birthing statistics in current birth culture

  • tips for

    • ​setting up your birth environment

    • coping strategies

    • choosing your support team

    • taking care of your body & mind

  • options for models of care & place of birth

  • reframing "natural" ways to encourage labour 

  • perineal massage

  • antenatal colostrum expressing

  • exercises & positions for optimising space within our bodies 

  • Group B Strep screening

  • the physical, psychological & emotional changes along the continuum of labour

  • the sounds of labour

  • tips for the early, established & pushing stages 

    • active labour positions 

    • tools support people can help with​

    • reducing the chance of perineal tears

    • abnormal signs

  • working with physiological pain

  • the nervous system

  • breathing techniques

  • water immersion & waterbirth

  • giving birth to your placenta

    • active vs physiological management​

    • cord clamping​

  • assessments & examinations in labour 

    • fetal monitoring​

    • vaginal examinations

  • writing your birth preferences

  • informed decision-making strategies

  • caesarean births​

  • instrumental births 

  • induction of labour

  • cascade of intervention vs true medical need

  • pharmacological pain relief

    • epidurals

    • nitrous oxide gas

    • opioids 

MAMABirth newborn after first bath

Part 4
Life with a new baby

  • postpartum recovery

  • pelvic floor recovery

  • mental health

  • what happens in the hours & days after birth

    • skin-to-skin​

    • first breastfeed

    • ​Vitamin K

    • Hepatitis B vaccine

    • newborn screening test

  • getting breastfeeding of to a good start

  • bottle feeding

  • newborn babies 101

    • sleep

    • settling & soothing

    • bathing

    • changing nappies

    • dressing

    • ​​signs of illness

Please note   this outline is a general guide only.

Each class & series will be a little different as  we regularly update the course & adjust content to suit the needs & wishes of our participants, at our midwife presenter's discretion.

Please get in touch if you would like more information 

You will also receive

A printed resource booklet
 

Extra  digital resources
lifetime access

Access to our online parents facebook group

Ongoing support from your midwife presenter after the course - ask as many questions as you like!


Your investment: $475

(includes pregnant participant & 1 support person)
 

  • Additional support people: $50 each

  • Student midwives participating in continuity of care experiences are welcome to attend with you, free of charge.

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Course   Dates

Scroll down for the available dates.

Please note that the website does not update automatically as a class books up.
If you are unable to proceed with a booking, this means that the class has likely booked out before you secured a spot. Please call the reception team for any assistance or if you are unsure


 
Kensington dates

In-person
classes


 Kensington

Held at MAMA Centre - 38 Gatehouse Drive, Kensington VIC 3031
Small group size - maximum 9 pregnant people (+ one support person each)

Live-streamed via Zoom

February 2024

Weekend Series - Course #1

Sunday 4th & Sunday 11th

10:30am - 5:30pm

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Evening Series - Course #2

Mon 5th, Weds 7th, Mon 12th, & Weds 14th

6pm - 9pm

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Weekend Series - Course #3

Saturday 17th & Saturday 24th

10:30am - 5:30pm

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Evening Series - Course #4

Tues 20th, Thurs 22nd, Tues 27th & Thurs 29th

6pm - 9pm

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March 2024

*Reduced classes this month*

 

Weekend Series - Course #2

Sunday 3rd & Sunday 10th

10:30am - 5:30pm

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Evening Series - Course #3

Tues 5th, Thurs 7th, Tues 12th & Thurs 14th

6pm - 9pm

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April 2024

Weekend Series - Course #1

Saturday 6th 10:30am - 5:30pm

& Saturday 13th 12pm - 7pm

*Please note time differences*

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Evening Series - Course #2

Mon 8th, Weds 10th, Mon 15th & Weds 17th

6pm - 9pm

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Weekend Series - Course #3

Sunday 14th & Sunday 21st
10:30am - 5:30pm

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If we are fully booked & you would like to join us, please express an interest here as we are likely to add another course soon. We will email you with any updates.

May 2024

Weekend Series - Course #1

Sunday 5th & Sunday 12th

10:30am - 5:30pm

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Weekend Series - Course #2

Saturday 11th & Saturday 18th
10:30am - 5:30pm

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Evening Series - Course #3

Mon 20th, Weds 22nd, Mon 27th & Weds 29th

6pm - 9pm

Book a spot here

If we are fully booked & you would like to join us, please express an interest here as we are likely to add another course soon. We will email you with any updates.

June 2024

Weekend Series - Course #1

Saturday 1st & Saturday 8th
10:30am - 5:30pm

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Evening Series - Course #2

Weds 5th, Weds 12th, Weds 19th & Weds 26th

6pm - 9pm

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Weekend Series - Course #3

Sunday 16th & Sunday 23rd
10:30am - 5:30pm

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If we are fully booked & you would like to join us, please express an interest here as we are likely to add another course soon. We will email you with any updates.

In-person
classes


 Hampton

Held at MAMA Hampton- 9A Railway Crescent, Hampton, VIC, 3188
Small group size - maximum 4 pregnant people (+ one support person each)

February 2024

Evening Series - Course #1

Mon 12th, Weds 14th, Mon 19th & Weds 21st

6pm-9pm

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March 2024

Evening Series - Course #1

Tues 5th, Thurs 7th, Tues 12th & Thurs 14th

6pm - 9pm

Book a spot here

April  2024

Evening Series - Course #1

Mon 8th, Weds 10th, Mon 15th & Weds 17th

6pm - 9pm

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May 2024

Evening Series - Course #1

Tues 7th, Thurs 9th, Tues 14th & Thurs 16th 

6pm - 9pm

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June 2024

We are currently confirming dates for June and beyond

Please express your interest here if you would like to receive an email with updates

In-person
classes


 Brisbane    

Held at It Takes A Village Midwifery Clinic, Kenmore
Small group size - maximum 6 pregnant people (+ one support person each)

February  2024

Weekend Series

Saturday 3rd & Saturday 10th

10am - 5pm

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Located in It Takes A Village Mdiwifery Clinic

March  2024

Weekend Series

Saturday 16th & Saturday 23rd

9am - 4pm

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Located in It Takes A Village Mdiwifery Clinic

April  2024

Weekend Series

Saturday 6th & Saturday 13th

9am - 4pm

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Located in It Takes A Village Mdiwifery Clinic

May  2024

Weekend Series

Saturday 11th & Saturday 18th

9am - 4pm

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Located in It Takes A Village Mdiwifery Clinic

June  2024

Weekend Series

Saturday 15th & Saturday22nd

9am - 4pm

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Located in It Takes A Village Mdiwifery Clinic

Brisbane
Hampton
How to book & policies

Our Refund Policy:

 

Due to our small group sizes & high demand, payment is required in full at time of booking & is non-refundable in the event of change of mind, other engagements, forgetting to attend or illness.
Full refunds will only be given for unexpected early births (provided you are less than 36 weeks pregnant at the start of the course).
If you wish to move your booking to another course date, please get in touch at least 7 days before the start of your booked course (space permitting). 
If you’d like to pay in instalments, please contact us on 03 9376 7474.
In the rare instance that we need to cancel the class (presenter illness, minimum booking numbers not reached etc), we will contact you 3-5 business days prior to the class. We will aim to facilitate you joining another class, or offer a full refund if this is not possible.

Booking

  1. Click on the "book here" next to your preferred series

  2. Click "select" on the right-hand size of your preferred series 

  3. Scroll across on the calendar until you reach the correct month

  4. Look for the first date of the series you want to book

  5. Click on the symbol on the date of the first session for the series

  6. Click on the time on the right hand size

  7. Fill in your details & submit

  8. Look out for a confirmation email & complete the booking form within ASAP.

Please call our reception team on 03 9376 7474

if you experience any difficulties.

Got questions?    check out our FAQs 

Deluxe Education
Package

 

*Package based in Melbourne*

 

The Comprehensive Education Package

PLUS

Newborn & Children’s First Aid Class
Designed for parents & carers, participants will learn first aid basics for common illnesses and injuries of childhood including burns, choking, CPR, breathing
difficulties, seizures and anaphylaxis.

Baby Massage Course
This course covers the full sequence of baby massage, taught in stages so you can practice in between classes. It also includes discussion on the many benefits of baby massage, when to massage, contraindications, strokes for relief of colic, constipation and wind, lymphatic exercises, appropriate oils to use and how massage changes as babies grow and develop.

Total Package: $980 (over 10% discount!)

Comprehensive Education
Package

 

*Package based in Melbourne*

 

MAMABirth Classic Course
A twelve hour evidence-based midwife led ch
ildbirth education covering late pregnancy, labour, birth and the early postnatal period including an introduction to breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Workshop
A comprehensive two hour breastfeeding workshop led by experienced lactation consultants.

Fourth Trimester Workshop
A four-hour workshop all about the transition to parenthood and how to set your expectations to enhance the likelihood of a positive early postnatal experience.

Total Package: $695 (over 10% discount)

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