Transition into Parenthood Course

Offered as a 2-day (recommended) or 1-day (condensed) 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.

Who is Transition into Parenthood designed for?

Pregnant couples who are…

  • Looking for a more comprehensive antenatal course than offered at hospitals
  • Looking for a small number, boutique course
  • Looking for course flexibility (1-day or 2-day options)
  • Planning a normal birth (Session #1 & #2)
  • Planning a c-section (Session #2)
  • Around 25-35 weeks, however you are welcome earlier or later
  • Wanting a popular and highly recommended course and facilitator

What is Transition into Parenthood?

Transition Into Parenthood is a 1-day or 2-day course for pregnant couples wanting to develop practical skills and knowledge to begin their parenting journey with confidence.

No two pregnancies, births or babies are ever the same…meaning there are lots of “what ifs” and moments where you will need to make decisions. Your baby is relying on you to be prepared. Knowing the right decision to make can be very daunting, especially if this is your first time becoming a parent!

Rest assured. Many couples have been in your shoes before and learned the skills needed to confidently navigate the transition into parenting. Transition Into Parenthood will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to calmly navigate the birth of your newborn and approach the first 12 weeks of parenting with confidence. 

Session #1: Day 1 of the 2 Day Course, Morning Session of 1-Day Course
Covers 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.

Session #2: Day 2 of the 2 Day Course, Afternoon Session of 1-Day Course
Perfect for both couples planning a natural birth and planning a c-section. It includes practicalities of baby care, the first weeks with a newborn and parenting.

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.

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.

Transition into Parenthood is one part of our Ultimate Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Course

What are the course options?

Transition Into Parenthood has been designed as a 2-day course, however we receive ongoing requests from busy pregnant couples who are needing a super condensed 1-day version. Both 1-day and 2-day options cover the same content, however the 2-day course does allow for a little more in-depth learning, which is why it is our recommended option.

The 1-Day Course will remind you of cramming for exams, and you’ll be astounded how much information you will have gained in one single day. This convenient course covers “everything possible to cover” in just one day. It is the most time efficient course available anywhere, covering pregnancy, labour and birth in the morning, and then baby care and parenting during the newborn period (the first twelve weeks) in the afternoon. Brilliantly designed for shift workers, pregnant couples coming from a distance (e.g. Newcastle, Wollongong, Nepean regions), who desire an easy early morning drive, or for those who are very busy and can’t spare the full two days. 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.

What are the course inclusions in Transition into Parenthood?

  • 1-day or 2-days of informative, interactive, thorough learning
  • The Transition into Parenting workbook which is 160 pages of Pregnancy, birth, baby care and parenting information
  • Two textbooks “Preparing for Birth – Mothers” and “Preparing for Birth – Fathers”
  • 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
  • 2 goody filled 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
  • The opportunity to contract Julie as your Birth Doula; Julie is not available to non-attendees of the courses
  • The opportunity to contract Julie to assist with post-birth baby care support
  • All mums have the opportunity to come along to Julie’s free “Pram Walking Group at Cronulla” one weekday morning each week

What topics are covered in the Transition into Parenthood course?

Transition into Parenthood is one part of our Ultimate Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Course

What are the benefits of the Transition into Parenthood course?

  • 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 below
  • 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

What upcoming dates are available for Transition into Parenthood?

Next 2 day (recommended) options,
$395 each couple:

  • 2 x Saturday: 21 March and 4 April 2020
  • 2 x Saturdays: 18 and 25 April 2020
  • Sunday + Saturday: 19 April and 2 May 2020
  • 2 x Sundays: 3 and 10 May 2020
  • 2 x Saturdays: 23 and 30 May 2020
  • Sunday + Saturday: 24 May and 6 June 2020
  • 2 x Saturdays: 20 and 27 June 2020
  • 2 x Sundays: 21 and 28 June 2020
  • Saturday + Sunday: 4 and 19 July 2020
  • Saturday + Sunday: 8 and 23 August 2020
  • Sunday + Saturday: 5 and 10 September 2020

Next 1 day (condensed) options,
$295 each couple:

  • Sunday 29 March 2020 (FULL)
  • Sunday 12 April 2020
  • Sunday 17 May 2020
  • Sunday 14 June 2020

Transition into Parenthood is one part of our Ultimate Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Course

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