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The Refresher Course

 A condensed course for pregnant parents who are planning a subsequent birth who have laboured before & just need a quicker refresher   

6 hours of content focusing on practical skills for working through labour, birth, postpartum & breastfeeding, as well as introducing a new sibling

 

Everyone is welcome! Even if you haven't attended a MAMABirth Course in the past

Refresher course outline

What you will learn

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Pregnancy

  • changes in late pregnancy

  • hormones of labour & birth

  • choices to consider

    • birth environment,

    • support,

    • strategies, 

    • GBS screening

  • Preparing to introduce a new sibling

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Labour & Birth

  • The stages of labour -

    • how might a 2nd/subsequent labour be different

  • Active labour & birth positions

  • Working with physiological pain

  • Pharmacological pain relief options

  • Tips for the pushing stage & giving birth

  • What to do if birth imminent & born before arrival “BBA”

  • Sibling/s role in birth

  • Birthing the placenta

  • Interventions & preparing for the unexpected

  • Making informed decisions

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Postpartum

  • Postpartum recovery

  • Tips for introducing the new sibling

  • What normal newborns do

  • Getting breastfeeding off to a good start

  • Setting up your 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 printed resource booklet
(posted out to you if online class)

Extra  digital resources
lifetime access

Access to our  parents facebook 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.

Kensington


In-person classes

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

December 2023

Weekend Course

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th 

12pm - 3:30pm

Book a spot here

January 2024

We have no Refresher Class in January, please join us in December or February instead!

February 2024

Weekend Course

Sunday 18th & Sunday 25th

10am - 1:30pm

Book a spot here

Book refrsher course

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.

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