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The Planned Caesarean Course

 a comprehensive antenatal course for pregnant parents having a
planned caesarean birth

Over 6 hours of content, you will learn about late pregnancy, what to expect with a caesarean birth, postnatal recovery, breastfeeding & newborns

What you will learn

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  • mind & body preparation for birth

  • your pregnancy & birth hormones

  • understanding the nervous system

  • relaxation & breathing strategies

  • promoting comfort in your body 

  • antenatal colostrum expressing

  • preparing for postpartum

Giving Birth

Your Caesarean Birth

  • what to expect at each stage

    • arriving to hospital​

    • anaesthetic

    • the operating theatre

    • birthing your baby

    • what happens after baby is born​​

  • your options & choices to consider

  • the role of the partner or support person


Postpartum &

  • what to expect in the first few days

  • Vitamin K,  Hepatitis B vaccine & newborn screening test for baby

  • Postpartum recovery tips

  • Wound care & scar massage

  • Getting breastfeeding off to a good start

  • Bottle feeding

  • Newborns

    • sleep​

    • settling & soothing

    • dressing 

    • bathing

    • changing nappies

    • signs of illness

  • Setting up your postpartum support network

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 resource booklet

Extra  digital resources
lifetime access

Access to our facebook parents group

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

Your investment: $240

(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.



In-person classes

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


How to book

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.

How to book

using our  online booking system

  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.

Comprehensive Education
Package – Planned Caesarean Section


*Package based in Melbourne*


MAMABirth Planned Caesarean Course
A six hour evidence-based midwife led childbirth education covering
late pregnancy, caesarean birth and the early postnatal period including an introduction to breastfeeding. For pregnant person & support person.

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: $480 (over 10% discount)

Deluxe Education Package – Planned Caesarean Section


*Package based in Melbourne*


The Comprehensive Education Package



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: $770 (over 10% discount!)

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