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At First Steps Pregnancy Support, we believe that birth and parenting education should be accessible to everyone and that women should be well informed as they approach birth and motherhood.

As a multidisciplinary team of professionals, First Steps Birthing has developed a comprehensive and informative birth and parenting education program to ensure that you begin motherhood feeling capable and confident.

Our next course will be running in February/March 2023.

Details

WHEN:
Saturday April 13th
(Labour and Birth)
and Saturday April 27th
(Breastfeeding, Baby and Beyond)
9 - 4pm for both days

WHERE:
First Steps Pregnancy Support
11/251 Crawford Street Queanbeyan

COST:
$300/woman
(including partner or support person)

Both Saturday April 13 and April 27 attendance is required for the full course material. Please notify us at contact@fsps.org.au if you have any questions or can only attend one of these days.

Free registration for anyone who is:
20 years or younger
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
Pension/Health Care Card Holder
Medicare Ineligible
No partner support

Topics

BIRTH
onset of labour; anatomy & physiology of birth; birth skills/active birthing; understanding & managing pain; the role of your support person; medical care in labour; types of birth; informed consent; perineal tears; postpartum recovery, coping with unexpected outcomes

BREASTFEEDING
the first few hours; benefits to maternal & infant health/wellbeing; techniques & positions; troubleshooting; managing mastitis; adjuncts to breastfeeding

BABY
the 4th trimester; adjusting to life outside the womb; normal variations in needs & patterns; normal worries; when your baby is sick; first aid for babies

BEYOND
mental health for Mums and Dads; self care; protecting your relationship; parenting beyond the newborn phase; bonding


*There may be slight changes to planned content in the lead up to this course.

Presenters

Dr Sarah Jensen
GP Obstetrician

Marieke McPhail
Physiotherapist (Women's Health),
Birth Educator

Jennie Purser
Midwife, Lactation Consultant, RN

Jennifer Cox
Maternal and Child Health Nurse,
Lactation Consultant, RN

Stephanie Ritchard
Primary School Educator,
Early Parenting Support

COST:
$300/woman (including partner or support person)

Free registration for anyone who is:
20 years or younger
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
Pension/Health Care Card Holder
Medicare Ineligible

There are limited places available so register now to secure yours!

While these classes are at no cost for eligible women, all proceeds from those who attend in our general registration category will go directly towards the work of First Steps Pregnancy Support.  This will assist us in continuing to meet the needs of expectant and parenting women experiencing difficult circumstances in our community. We greatly appreciate your support.

COST:
$300/woman (including partner or support person)

Free registration for anyone who is:
20 years or younger
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
Pension/Health Care Card Holder
Medicare Ineligible

If you are interested in our next course, join the waitlist to secure your place. We will notify you when the dates are released.