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The Refresher Course

 A condensed course for pregnant parents who are planning a second or subsequent birth   

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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  • changes in late pregnancy

  • hormones of labour & birth

  • choices to consider

    • birth environment,

    • support,

    • strategies, 

    • GBS screening

  • Preparing to introduce a new sibling


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



  • 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 group

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

Your investment: $214

(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.

  • Price is the same for in-person  & online classes as the content, offerings & inclusions are  identical between both offerings. 

Course Dates

In-person classes

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

February 2023

Weekend Course

Sunday 19th Feb 9am - 4:30pm

Bookings open - book here

May  2023

No Refresher course planned for this month. Please join us in April!

March  2023

No Refresher course planned for this month. Please join us in February or April!

April 2023

Weekend Course

Sunday 16th April 9am - 4:30pm

Bookings open - book here

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) or if we need to cancel 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 installments, please contact us on 03 9376 7474.

For in-person classes: 
If presenters have any COVID-19 symptoms, to keep everyone safe they will stay home & we will do our best to arrange another presenter to teach the course. In the event this is not possible, as a last resort, we will live-stream the class via Zoom instead & presenters will contact you to confirm arrangements.  No full or partial refunds apply in this instance.
If you have any symptoms on the day: please get in touch & we will offer you a Zoom link so you can still participate in the course from home.

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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