Transition into Parenthood – 1 Day Super Condensed

Julie’s Transition into Parenthood course covers all labour and birth support strategies, practicalities for women and their partners in a one-day Super Condensed Sunday Workshop (9am to 5pm).

$295 / per couple

$295.00 Inc GST

Julie’s Transition into Parenthood antenatal course covers all labour and birth support strategies, practicalities for women and their partners; “must know” facts and “how to” aspects of birthing and babies. 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.

Suitable from 20 weeks, it helps signpost the way through the last weeks of pregnancy, what to expect in labour, birth including practicalities of baby care, the first weeks with a newborn and parenting.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.

Julie’s courses comprehensively cover what the hospital courses would cover – and a whole lot more! Having worked in a large tertiary maternity hospital for 12 years, Julie knows the topics covered in hospitals well. Many midwives and obstetricians recommend this class over the hospital course, they see a significant difference in preparedness and confidence in the couples who have attended Julie’s class

Study Mode: 1 Day Super Condensed (Sunday)
Location: Sylvania – a pretty suburb only 20 mins south of airport
Cost: $295 per couple
What to Bring: bottle of water, lunch, and nibbles – yes you can eat and drink during the session


About the Venue

  • Bottomless Beverages:  all types of teas, coffees, chai latte, hot chocolate, herbals, chilled juices and iced water
  • Complimentary Break Snacks: morning tea and snacks are all provided – biscuits, fruit, chips, popcorn
  • Wear: loose, casual, comfortable clothing, we kick off shoes at the door so bring socks also
  • Venue: air-conditioned, relaxed, clean, peaceful, comfortable, smoke-free, friendly with a bathroom close by
  • Shopping: Products available: birthing and baby care books, music relaxation CD’s, approved gel hot packs
  • Parking: free, easy and right out front – conveniently close and safe
  • Lunch: Picnic style in Julie’s lovely tranquil garden – picnic rugs supplied for your comfort
  • Facilities:  microwave, large fridge, urn for boiling water, crockery, cutlery, serviettes


Course Structure

This course covers “everything possible to cover” in just one day and is awesome. This super condensed course is very quick and convenient course as it only involves attendance for one day, starting at 9am and finishing at 5pm.

It is the most time efficient course available anywhere, covering: Pregnancy, Labour and Birth in the morning, and then Babycare and Parenting during the newborn period, the first twelve weeks, in the afternoon. This course is brilliantly designed for shift workers, very busy couples, particularly those who are very busy with their own business to run and can’t spare much time at a course.

This course is also terrific for couples who are wanting to refresh their knowledge, having already had a baby, and now needing to prepare for their second, third, fourth or subsequent baby. Course materials are made freely available as part of the super-condensed package, as well as an unlimited variety of teas and coffees, delicious snacks and full comprehensive course notes.

Julie normally only runs this one day super condensed course once a month or once every two months, so if it’s what you’re after be sure to book in as quickly as you can to secure your position.  There are limited places in each course. BYO lunch, be reassured that refrigeration and a microwave are available for your use. Very comfortable air-conditioned venue.

Pregnant Couples will Learn:

Transition into Parenthood covers the 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. Here are some questions Julie will answer in fun interactive sessions:

  • How to respond to the physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy?
  • How does the baby grow and change before being born?
  • How can I minimise complications, health risks and discomforts throughout the pregnancy?
  • How can partners prepare for their role during the labour, birth and beyond?
  • How will I know when my labour begins and what to do?
  • What types of self help coping techniques can I use to keep birth normal and avoid unnecessary interventions?
  • What facilities are available and what options should I consider when making choices?
  • How can I prepare siblings for the arrival of a new family member?
  • What do I need to do to care for my newborn baby?
  • What are the most up-to-date ideas for including partners in caring for and bonding with our new baby?
  • How can I nurture myself and my baby during pregnancy?

This Course is Specially Designed For:

  • pregnant couples expecting their first baby who want to feel ready, prepared and organised
  • expectant couples who want a weekly course with a nice steady pace they can take their time to reflect on each week together
  • those who have had a baby before and want to prepare for a more positive experience this time
  • those who had a premmie baby before and missed out on the chance to prepare previously
Julie's Course vs Hospital Based CourseTransition into ParenthoodHospital Based Classes
Personalised and tailored attention by the educator to each individual couple

Full explanation of all your choices and options available in any given situation

Opportunity to ask questions freely in a friendly and supportive atmosphere of acceptance

Comfortable, relaxed lounge room atmosphere (instead of hard plastic chairs)

Inclusion, respect and effective training of support techniques for partners

Balanced information for consumers on medical interventions and pain medications

Ideal number of group attendees (6-8 couples, hospital groups average 10-20 couples)

Up-to-date labour preparation information
Good extensive coverage

Very basic coverage
Safe and sensible baby care techniques
Good extensive coverage

Very basic coverage
Modern audio visual equipment and teaching aids

Free convenient parking very close by / no stairs

Delicious refreshments and bottomless tea and coffee

Professionally presented and illustrated course notes to take home and keep

Access to comprehensive free lending library of DVDs and books

Quality products suitable for pregnancy and during early parenting available for purchase

“Individual/Personal Baby Care Support Service” available with Julie, coming to your home, for your ease and convenience

Class attendees receive free email and telephone support with Julie, 7 days a week

Choose Dates

  • 31/03/2018
  • 9/04/2018
  • 31/05/2018
  • 04/06/2018
  • 05/06/2018
  • 08/06/2018
  • 11/06/2018
  • 09/07/2018
  • 31/07/2018
  • 04/10/2018
  • 06/10/2018
  • 14/10/2018
  • 3/12/2018
  • 10/12/2018
Transition into Parenthood + Mindful Birth Course

Julie Clarke

Birth Educator, Doula, and Baby Whisperer

Julie Clarke is an Active Birth Antenatal Class educator, a Mindful Birth® Specialist facilitating classes for 10 years. She is a Doula that has supported over 150 births over 25 years and is also a Doula Trainer, providing unique training.

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