UPDATE: Due to temporarily increased hours as an on-call midwife, I am unable to offer classes for the next few months. Will let you all know when classes return!
You’re pregnant! Huge congratulations! And now – what exactly even happens in birth?? How can I prepare? How do I even know what I want for my birth…?
Join me to prepare for birth and early parenting – learn how to
– work with your body for birth
– how to most usefully support your partner as she works hard to birth this beautiful baby, and
– how to best prepare together for this important and super special time of birthing and loving your new baby.
We will cover the normal physiological process of birth, and how to labour in alignment with it, as well as assisted birth and all pain relief options; baby’s brain development and expectations for care; the early days of learning to breastfeed, and how to prepare as a couple, both practically and emotionally, for the arrival of this life-changing small human! Plus much, much more…
“Jessie is a fabulous birth educator. She’s engaging, funny, extremely knowledgeable and creates a welcoming atmosphere where you feel safe asking any and all questions. Mums and dads-to-be will leave her classes feeling excited and confident about what to expect before, during and after labour.”TB May 2020
In this time of covid restrictions, the course will be given as a series of four interactive online birth classes, with warm and experienced midwife and educator, Jessie Price. Log in via Zoom for four consecutive Tuesdays, from 6pm to 8pm, in the comfort of your own home. Also, if class size in any month is becoming too large, I will run another series on consecutive Monday evenings. It’s best to start the series when you are about 30-32 weeks pregnant, to have time to discuss your choices and preferences with your care providers. I look forward to seeing you soon!
“We are so thankful we did the 4 week birth classes with Jessie. As first time parents there was so much we didn’t know about the birthing process, both physically and mentally, and Jessie’s classes really helped us prepare for a birth where we both felt empowered and knowledgeable. Jessie is such a fantastic facilitator – her kind and thoughtful personality shone through, and she really kept the content interesting and exciting! The Zoom format also worked well!” – M & D, May 2020M&D, May 2020
CLASS 1 // THE PROCESS OF BIRTH
Learn the normal, physiological process of birth: how baby travels from the womb, to our arms. Hormones, movement in labour, birthing the placenta, eating/drinking in labour, the importance of skin to skin with our babies, delayed cord clamping, and so much more.
CLASS 2 // BEING WITH BIRTH
All the ways to work with your body to enhance its inherent positive feedback loops for birth. How to maintain what’s most important even when birth may veer away from what we had planned. Assisted birth and caesarean section. Managing pain in labour: all the options. Jobs for support people!
CLASS 3 // EARLY PARENTING
The practical things, as well as ways to prepare emotionally and as a couple for the early days and weeks of this life-changing new human’s arrival! What babies expect and juggling that with life in the 21st century!
CLASS 4 // BREASTFEEDING
Overview of the benefits for women, babies and families. The realities of establishing breastfeeding in the first days and weeks: what to expect and how to.
COST: $220 per couple. This includes 8 hours of class and a resource pack: a checklist for support people, worksheets for couples to prepare for life with this gorgeous new human, and a birth preferences template.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties at this time, especially due to Covid 19, please be in touch about a discounted rate.
I can’t wait to see you and be part of helping you get ready for the birth of this beautiful baby!
“Jessie did a fantastic job of our birth classes which were held over Zoom. They were very informative and Jessie’s energy was so positive about the birth process that it has really helped me to feel more relaxed and excited about what is to come. The Zoom format worked really well and it was still interactive and I have also enjoyed that they were recorded and I have been able to watch them again closer to my due date. I highly recommend.” – JH, May 2020JH, May 2020
“At first we were hesitant with the move online, but once we’d begun the classes we were really pleased to be able to do them online via Zoom. In this format, we were able to receive all the information and still engage as a group – all in the comfort of our own living room. Jessie Price was our presenter and we were so grateful for this. Jessie was a great facilitator who provided an extremely comfortable online learning space. She was warm, relatable and honest in her approach and was very open to conversation and feedback throughout the 4 sessions. Jessie shared the abundance of pre-natal information in a simple and digestible way, using props and videos, and regularly sought input from the group, which we believe helped keep us and others engaged and interested. The content was presented in a logical format and Jessie offered ample links to other resources in order to expand our knowledge. We were very pleased to be able to take part in her classes, and on completion felt so much more informed for the road ahead. Thanks Jessie!” – RB, May 2020RB, May 2020