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Why should I choose Birth Boot Camp?
Birth Boot Camp Workshops have been meticulously designed to provide expectant parents with the knowledge and confidence to navigate their birth with calm and ease and to provide parents with all the latest evidence based practices so that they can have a positive, empowering and safe birth.
What’s the difference between Birth Boot Camp and other childbirth education programs?
We are both long standing childbirth educators and through our years of experience teaching couples and attending births we have designed this program to provide expectant parents with exactly what they need to know and focus on ahead of the birth. We’re aware that many parents are limited on time or just want to learn what will work for them within their schedule and so this workshop works. It’s held over two days (9-4pm each day) so is an intensive birth education program.
We know what works and what doesn’t and Birth Boot Camp teaches you the best of it all so you can walk away feeling ready, reassured and excited about your birth. We feel that a face to face program gives couples much more than online childbirth education as you get the chance to ask questions, see how things look in real life scenarios, meet like-minded expectant parents and pick our brains with any questions big or small.
The other great thing with this program is that when the workshop is finished, we will stay connected with you, we’ll check in to see how you’re going and you’ll get access to our knowledge at any time. You’ll also get access to our Birth Boot Camp Community private facebook group so you can connect with other families and stay connected with our community.
When is the best time to do Birth Boot Camp?
The best time to start is from 20+ weeks as we find expectant parents start planning and thinking more seriously about their birth at this time. The techniques and ‘tools’ that we’ll give you will be able to stay fresh in your mind so anytime is a good time. Being a two day workshop you can also do Birth Boot Camp later in your pregnancy. We’ve taught mums as late as 37/38 weeks.
How much is the workshop
Birth Boot Camp is $600. This includes two full days of learning (12 hours) split over two weekends. You also receive the book ‘Giving Birth with Confidence’, a Workshop Booklet, morning & afternoon tea and a gift bag with information and natural product samples. Carla & Moran will also continue to support you once you have completed your workshop. We’ll check in with you after completion of the program and are happy to answer any of your questions and/or point you in the right direction for further research and resources.
How can I secure a place on a workshop?
- Fill in a Booking Form
- Pay a $100 deposit to confirm your place
- Pay the balance of fees 4 weeks before course commencement via EFT or credit card
Are refunds available if my circumstances change?
Yes. If you cancel more than 4 weeks before your course starts you will receive a refund less your non-refundable deposit of $150.
Requests for refunds must be applied for in writing.
Once your course has commenced, there is no refund of fees.
Where is the workshop held?
Birth Boot Camp is held at the Grange Community Hall, 187 Wilston Rd, Newmarket.
Do you have online classes?
We are currently offering all of our classes online, via Zoom. Classes run in much the same way, they are interactive, communicative and we encourage participants to ask questions, share information and learn as a group. Class materials are posted to you prior to your workshop.
What will I learn?
Practical tools to use in labour
How your partner supports you in labour
The natural process of labour & birth & the health-care practices that support it
Movement and positioning during labour & birth (Active Birth)
The hormones of labour & how these help or hinder us
The role that pain plays in labour & a wide range of coping strategies for managing it
How to minimise fear & anxiety through mindfulness
The rights of childbearing women
Medical interventions; indications, risks & alternatives
Making a birth plan
Communicating with your healthcare provider
Prenatal & postpartum nutrition
Postpartum expectations & self care
Local resources to support you during & after pregnancy