The Transition into Parenthood course
Covers all the essential labour and birth support strategies, practical self-help for women and their partners; “must know” facts and “how to” aspects of birthing and babies.
The TiP Transition into Parenthood course is filled with all the most useful, interesting, valuable birth and baby info to help you and your partner thrive during this unforgettable time in your lives. Session #2 is the correct choice for planned cesarean section couples, it’s baby care info and practicalities, ideal to meet your needs. call Julie direct 0401265530
The sessions go way beyond hospital course content. Pregnant couples will feel empowered and confident when they’ve complete this amazing, fun and informative class. This is a popular class with a reputation of being thorough, fun, interesting and social.
Covering labour and birth, breathing, active birth positioning, and includes a special focus on skills and techniques for keeping birth normal and minimising the use of medical intervention when appropriate, including practicalities of baby care, the first weeks with a newborn and parenting.
Session #1: Jam packed with lots of practical, worthwhile, creative and informative and empowering ideas. Rich content includes but is not limited to the following: Pregnancy, labour, active birth options. How to recognise labour, what to do in response, great tips for partners to be supportive and helpful, comfort measures to use during labour, partner’s role and what to expect, women’s self-help strategies for labour, how to best use hospital facilities, breathing for labour, effective positions for the woman to use to keep labour normal, techniques for massage, all the right acupressure points to use to overcome issues such as slow labour, ideas to try in a variety of challenging situations in labour, medical interventions and drugs: being informed, Knowing the healthiest and safest pathway through labour, Department of Health charter for health consumers, guidance for birth options and choices, the first hours after the birth, mum-dad-baby bonding and the early breastfeeding experience. Waterbirth benefits – Waterbirth is normal in ALL Public Hospitals in NSW as of 2010. Many important points to boost your confidence and reduce anxiety.
Julie is one of the most popular and recommended active birth and baby care teachers due to her genuine respect for her clients, her kind, gentle manner and passion, enthusiasm and infectious positive attitude.
**email [email protected] for the free Doula e-book of full course details, dates, current prices**
Courses available during weekends, weekdays and evenings to suit your timing and lifestyle.
Course designed for couples with a maximum of 8 couples. Baby Care section of the course perfectly suited for planned c.section couples. Talk to Julie 0401265530
New Super Condensed Course delivers the course in just 1 day, ideal for shift workers, Police, Fireman, Nurses, Ambos etc.
Session #2: Everyone loves this favourite session! It contains lots of practicalities of parenting. Our focus is on looking after a little newborn baby during the first 12 weeks in a very positive way. What is normal, what is not normal and when to take a baby to a doctor for medical care. What to expect during the newborn period and the following phases to year one. Knowing when and how baby routines occur naturally. How to avoid extreme Colic. Being able to read the baby’s body language and their variety of cry “signals” helps parents-to-be feel they can trust their intuition and look forward to getting to know their baby. The newborn period in the first 12 weeks at home with a new baby, how to wrap, feed, deal with crying, sleep and settling, involving both mothers and fathers equally. What to expect after baby is born, breastfeeding, safe sleeping, nappy changing, settling, bathing, needs of mother and baby, what to buy for baby, the first 12 weeks as a family, parenting resources and where to get help, reasons babies cry and how to calm and comfort babies with the right handling. When to take baby to the Doctor. This session really helps couples feel much more organised and prepared for becoming parents and lots more. Includes clear thorough notes for you to take home and keep for future reference.
Course Calendar and choices
TRANSITION INTO PARENTHOOD 2019 COURSESBirth and Baby Care Course for Pregnant Couples
TRANSITION INTO PARENTHOOD 2019 COURSESBirth and Baby Care Course for Pregnant Couples
*NEW* 2019 Combination Course SUPER CONDENSED ($670 when booked together)
– Unique Package of both courses in 2 days in the super condensed format held over 1 weekend, 2 days total.
– The most time efficient way to obtain all the information in one single weekend featuring both courses
– 2 x Super condensed workshop courses held over a single weekend Sat/Sun
– 6-8 Couples max per class
– ALL SESSIONS FROM 9am to 4:30pm
– Save $100 when booked as combination course
- 5 and 6 Jan 2019
- 1 and 2 June 2019 (the June long weekend)
- 31 Aug and 1 Sep 2019
- 30 Nov and 1 Dec 2019
- 21 and 22 Dec 2019
- 28 and 29 Dec 2019
Super condensed course format ideal for:
- Shift workers
- Police, Fire, Ambo’s, Nurses, etc.
- Very busy people who run their own business and are time poor,
- Couples who work and attend Uni
- Couples where it’s her first but he has a previous family and they have the other kids every 2nd weekend so can’t attend 2 weekends in a row
Take a Sneak Peak into Julie’s Classes
when to start?
Julie’s antenatal classes are ideally started when you are between 25-35 weeks pregnant, however many people do start later than this due to hectic schedules.
Ideally 6-8 couples maximum per course, allowing one on one attention and a more relaxed, boutique atmosphere.
Julie provides courses over weekends throughout the year. Check the calendars full dates and time details.
All courses are delivered in English at Julie’s studio in Sylvania, about 20 minutes south of Sydney Airport.
**email [email protected] for the free e-book of birth Doula full course details, dates, current prices**
The Pregnant couple learns
Best solutions to common challenges, what you need to bring, Partner’s role of support, Choices, Meds, Positions, What to expect stages of labour and birth experience. What’s normal; what’s not normal. How to deal with all the typical challenges which crop up such as breech, posterior, overdue, long labour, quick labour
caesarean section mothers
Perfect choice for caesarean section mothers – day two “filled with baby care info and prac” is ideally suited for your needs and can be booked with Julie over the phone 9544 6441 (or) 0401265530
Our focus is on looking after a little newborn baby during the first 12 weeks in a very positive way. The newborn period in the first 12 weeks at home with a new baby, how to wrap, feed, deal with crying, sleep and settling, involving both mothers and fathers equally. Good choice for c.section mums. Day 2 of TiP or from 1pm of the One Day TiP Workshop. Check availability with Julie 95446441 or 0401265530
Transition into Parenthood Course Benefits
Benefits you will gain from attending the Transition into Parenting Course: Birth and Baby Preperation
- Provides good clear information about what, why, where, when and how of labour and birth
- Enhances your understanding of what self-help measures a woman can do in labour to make it quicker, more comfortable and easier
- Explains the partners role including support skills: massage, and loads of other ideas that ALL women wish their partner had a handle on prior to going to the hospital
- This course also provides an explanation of what expectations to have of the staff whether midwives, obstetricians, other doctors and staff
- How to work with the staff, how to communicate, being a team player and also an great advocate for the pregnant woman
- Fills you in on the truth of what midwives want you to be aware of during labour in hospital whether delivery suite or birth centre model of care
- Provides solutions to common problems which may occur during labour and how to side step or overcome the issues with ease
- Replaces all hospital classes with more extensive content and detail – see table.
- Covers all the factual details to prepare pregnant women and their partner for the normal course a labour and birth experience normally takes – very different to Hollywood movie scenes
- How to identify the phases of labour; pre or true labour. How to know if the waters have broken. How to identify the correct time to go to hospital, making the journey more comfortable, settling in and making use of the hospital facilities,
- What happens step by step after the birth, what is normal for mum and bub and what to expect for the remainder of your hospital stay
- Coming home; ideas tips tricks on dealing with lots of small or large issues which typically trip people up whether it’s their first or subsequent baby
- The first 12 weeks; the early patch of time with a newborn baby, breastfeeding, sleep, settling, calming, crying, nappies, bathing, what’s normal, what’s not normal and what to do about it.
- Identifying issues and situations not covered in typical baby care books, or general courses and not general common sense knowledge. Highlighting enjoyment and making life happier, easier and fulfilling with a young bub – through to five years.
- Signposting where to get help, current best resources for new parents to turn to, how to minimise or overcome challenges, difficulties to instead shine bright and thrive in new parenting and have a sense of control and routine for wellbeing.
Benefits You and Your Partner Will Gain from attending Both of the Courses with Julie during your mid-late pregnancy
- Both courses mean The New Mindful Hypnobirth Course and the Transition into Parenthood Course.
- Julie ensures each of her courses are wholesome, enriching, supportive, positive, and potentially increases the well-being of each participant
- Julie shares unique details in each course without doubling up or repeating or cross over of information - don't hesitate to book both, look forward to gaining wisdom
- You will gain a lot of useful, practical knowledge quickly and easily in a comfortable lounge environment, without any stress, pressure, or embarrassment
- Couples achieve a strong sense of becoming a more effective team in readiness for working together throughout birth and beyond into raising children as great parents
- To positively enhance the increased communication and bonding which naturally occurs during pregnancy, for each pregnant couple, to reduce the risk of family breakdown later
- To assist each mum and dad-to-be to thrive in their respective roles, to increase understanding, respect, togetherness, relationship bond and closeness so vital to begin parenthood
- These courses tend to automatically reduce anxiety and depression during your pregnancy which may possibly reduce post-partum depression risk as well
- Visit the Combination Course Page for more detail and to book both courses
About Julie Clarke
Birth Educator, Doula and Baby Whisperer
For over 20 years Julie has had the pleasure of meeting with expectant parents, facilitating popular birth and parenting preparation courses, for pregnant couples, and being available as a professional Birth Doula support person during labour. There is not a type of birth Julie has not attended, over 150 so far and counting. **email [email protected] for the free e-book of full course details, dates, current prices**
what’s included in the transition into parenthood course
- The Transition into Parenting workbook which is 160 pages of Pregnancy, birth, baby care and parenting information.
- Two textbooks for antenatal course “Preparing for Birth – Mothers” and “Preparing for Birth – Fathers”.
- They also receive 2 goody filled show bags filled with brochures, free samples of quality products and publications
- Direct access to Julie via mobile, email, text anytime they have questions, problems, require assistance.
- All attendees have the opportunity to contract Julie as their Birth Doula; Julie not available to non-attendees of the courses.
- All attendees have the opportunity to contract Julie to assist them with the Baby Care Support Service.
- All mums have the opportunity to come along to Julie’s free “Pram Walking Group at Cronulla” one weekday morning each week.
Transition into parenthood work book 2
preparing for birth – mother and father books
Transition into parenthood work book 1
TiP 6 Evening Course Structure
Expectant couples who want a weekly course with a nice steady pace they can take their time to reflect on each week together The 6 week format suits couples who work weekends.
Julie takes the group through an interesting overview of pregnancy, labour, birth, and newborn care, highlighting some of the important areas that are yet to be covered. Fears, anxieties and loneliness become a thing of the past by the end of week one and we have fun! Not to be missed!
Covers birth options and choices, what medical interventions and medications are available, how they might be used or offered, the advantages and disadvantages, what your rights and responsibilities are and what the Department of Health recommends. Guidance on how to minimise the use of some medical interventions. Concerns are allayed on this evening, and then put to one side, to focus on what is normal.
Labour and active birth options. How to recognise labour, what to do in response, great tips for partners to be supportive and helpful, comfort measures to use during labour, partner’s role and what to expect, women’s self-help strategies for labour, how to best use hospital facilities, breathing for labour, effective positions for the woman to use to keep labour normal, techniques for massage, acupressure points. In short this is a magic night! Covers a variety of interesting scenarios of late pregnancy, labour and birthing, overcoming challenges with ease.
Positions effective for the final stage of labour, pushing, maintaining an intact perineum, and a thorough overview of what to expect in the first few minutes and first hours after the birth, mum-dad-baby bonding and the early breastfeeding experience. Many important points to boost your confidence and reduce anxiety.
Looking after a little newborn baby during the first 3 months in a very positive way. Being able to read the baby’s body language and their variety of cry “signals” helps parents-to-be feel they can trust their intuition and look forward to getting to know their baby. How to swaddle/wrap, breastfeed, deal with crying, sleep and settling, involving both mothers and fathers. Breastfeeding, expressing, storing, thawing breast milk. What to expect during the first weeks, what’s normal, what’s not. Understanding the newborn in the first few days. A wide variety of important points will be explained, especially solutions to problems. All your questions will be answered.
These sessions on parenting make a world of difference to reducing worries and concerns of new parents in the first days, weeks and months. Safe sleeping, settling, bathing, needs of mother and baby, what to buy for baby, parenting resources and where to get help, more about the reasons babies cry and comforting measures. This session helps couples become even more prepared for becoming parents.
During the evening sessions, Julie is able to show and explain fascinating and significant concepts in more detail than is possible in the weekend condensed courses.
Julie enjoys facilitating the evening courses for many reasons: they are more in-depth and interesting, couples seem to gain so much more, each group generally forms new friendships which Julie enables to grow into mothers groups of mutual support for each new family.
A Special Privilege: Julie’s personal library of pregnancy, birth and baby books, DVD’s and CD’s and USB’s is exclusively available for attendees of the evening courses