Active Birth Skills Workshops for Couples Empower labour, birth and recovery with evidence based childbirth education, including practical skills for a positive, active birthing and new parenting experience.
Our Active Birth and Baby Skills Workshops are borne out of a desire to see every woman have a positive birth and postpartum experience. Every birth and new parenthood experience is an individual journey. It is a new experience every time, for every birth. The one thing you can control, is how you prepare, and how you approach it. In our birth skills class we talk about our toolkit for birth. Some women will need every tool, others may find one or two that resonate and work on the day. You don't know what you don't know. Come along and find out what tools resonate for you.
Active Birth Skills Class
Stages of labour
Understanding labour pain, how to avoid the negative pain cycle and embrace the experience.
Positioning and movement to effectively progress labour and be in control of your contractions.
Acupressure points for labour including labour induction, pain management and progressing labour.
Breathing/Vocalising and Visualisation techniques for labour
TENS (trans-cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) for labour.
Medication options for pain relief
Childbirth variations: what to expect with c-section, induction and emergency situations
Optimal pushing biomechanics for second stage
Pelvic floor, abdominal muscle recovery
How to return to exercise safely
The Workshops consist of a theory and practical session. The theory session is pre-recorded and sent to participants 2 weeks prior to attending the practical workshop. Upcoming Dates: Active Birth Skills Workshop Tuesday 6th December 2022 5.30 - 9PM Tuesday 31st January 2023 5.30PM - 9PM Tuesday 14th March 2023 5.30PM - 9PM Tuesday 2nd May 2023 5.30PM - 9PM
**Our Active Birth Skills participants receive a $50 discount to access our Active Baby Skills online modules.
Our Active Birth Skills practical classes include light refreshments. An information pack is provided with resources and take home information.
Active Birth Skills Class Location: Classes are held at our Eltham clinic, 3/741 Main Rd, Eltham. Pricing: Active Birth Skills Class: $295 per couple
Private Health Insurance Rebate: Some Private Health Care funds will provide a rebate for an antenatal preparation/exercise class led by a physiotherapist. Health funds require that you have been 'assessed' prior to joining a class in order to then claim for the class. This means, you may have to have seen a physio during your pregnancy if you want to claim our workshops. For more information on this, please don't hesitate to contact us.
When to attend/watch? You are welcome to attend at any stage of your pregnancy however, the best window is between 28-36 weeks gestation so the information is still front of mind and there's also time to practice the skills.
How to book into an Active Birth Skills Class? You can use the above button to book into upcoming Active Birth Skills workshops online, or by calling 9431 2530, Mon-Fri: 9AM - 5PM or Saturday 8:30AM-12:30PM.
What people are saying about our Active Birth Skills Workshops
Kym, thank you so very much for allowing us to be a part of this super informative and really enjoyable class. For me, the key takeaway was that, regardless of what happens on the day, I can do this!!! I loved that everything focused on the positives! I can only imagine how exhausting the session must have been for you, but you never once rushed the content or made us feel like you were keen to finish up. Thank you for taking the time to make us all feel empowered and ready! -Karen, July 2020
Have already recommended this workshop to two expecting friends. Really enjoyed it. Great to make our partners also feel very much apart of it. Liam's really excited now..! I'll be booking in for Active Baby Skills also. Thanks Kym. -July 2020
We loved it Kym very very useful and great to put skills in action as well. Thank you feeling very empowered for this next stage of our adventure. -May 2020
"I cannot thank-you enough for the Active Birth Skills class!! We learnt so much and I went into labour empowered with knowledge and coping techniques! ......Thanks to you, I went into labour not terrified, but with the belief that I could do this! My body was made for it! Anyway, I just wanted to say to keep up the good work! All pregnant women should attend your class! " -Michelle. February 2018.
My partner and I attended Kym's Active Birth Skills class, we found Kym so engaging that the day flew quickly. The skills we learned were invaluable throughout my labour, alleviating pain and assisting me to have the smoothest birth possible. Thank you so much, Kym! - Meredith. January 2018
I just wanted to say thank you for your Active Birth Skills class. I am really glad I did it, it helped prepare myself and my husband for the birth of our baby girl..Your active birth skills class was the best thing we did to prepare my husband and I for labour and we would recommend it to everyone! -Danae July 2017
After taking Kym’s Active Birth Class I felt empowered and confident in my labour preparation. Her class provided practical strategies for mum’s and dad’s to be prepared for the different stages of labour and the recovery period. Her class is invaluable, covers all the information you need to feel confident about your pregnancy and is delivered in a warm and sensitive manner. A must for any expectant mother! - Jennifer. July 2016