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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.

Details

WHEN:
Monday Evenings - 7 to 9.15pm
November 7th to December 12th, 2022

WHERE:
C3 Auditorium
116 Monaro Street, Queanbeyan

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

Topics

BIRTH
onset of labour; anatomy & physiology of birth; birth skills/active birthing; understanding &managing pain; the role of your support person; medical aspects; 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; legal basics relevant to early parenting & separation; writing a will; parenting beyond the newborn phase; bonding

Presenters

Dr Sarah Jensen
GP Obstetrician

Dr Ingrid Kensey
GP Registrar

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

Jennie Purser
Midwife, Lactation Consultant, RN

Lynlee Gallagher
Midwife, Lactation Consultant,
Maternal and Child Health Nurse, RN

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

Stephanie Ritchard
Primary School Educator,
Early Parenting Support

Peta Taylor
Family Lawyer

Lisa Anderson
Counsellor

There are limited places available so please register soon 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.

Our next course will be running in February/March 2023