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Sun, 12 Sept


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Mindful Childbirth Education for Expectant Parents with Michelle Papa

A birth education class that will give you the confidence and the tools you need to experience birth in the way that honours you and your baby.

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Mindful Childbirth Education for Expectant Parents with Michelle Papa
Mindful Childbirth Education for Expectant Parents with Michelle Papa

Time & Location

12 Sept 2021, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST

Live - Zoom

About the Event

Mindful Birth : Childbirth Preparation is one of the few childbirth preparation workshops based on evidenced based research on the efficacy of mindfulness in childbirth and beyond . It is open to expectant mothers and birth support person. This workshop explores childbirth, the fourth trimester (post birth) and mindful parenting. This course provides essential research-based information and essential tools to help soon-to-be parents prepare for one of the most memorable experiences in life: the birth of a child.

In hopes of shifting nervous anticipation of the unknowns of labour and birth to mindful readiness, we will discuss relevant topics to help you build confidence and give you and your partner time to practice skills to help you cope with concerns around pain - fear - tension in childbirth. We will explore practical information through thought-provoking dialogues; have an open discussion of intense sensations in labour and how to proactively cope with it. directly explore some of the “what-if’s,” possible medical interventions, and proactive techniques to reduce the potential of needing them if this is something that you wish. 

You will be practicing and exploring a variety of relaxation, learn labour support skills and practices to work with -and through- the rhythm of labour and birth.

Key topics for this workshop:

* The physiology of birth. What happens during the labour process — plus the signs that you’re getting close to starting labor, and possible options and positions for each stage 

* Contractions and sensation in labour and how to work with it. Learn various tools (movement, breath, meditation, visualisation) that you can access anytime during labour 

* Practices to support a more relaxed labour and coping skills to relieve stress and anxiety * Positioning to facilitate the progress of labour and birth 

* How to minimise the chance of back labour or actively cope with it 

* Feeling safe and loved during labour by creating a personal birthing environment (at home or in hospital). * Use of water of in labour and birth. 

* Massage and touch to ease the pain of labour 

* Support is essential in labour. Research shows that interventions are lower when women are supported during this life changing time. Practical information for birth partners to help them understand some the effective ways to support woman in labour. We'll also discuss self care for birth support (yes, that is important too) 

* Skills to communicate effectively with your birth partner and healthcare team 

* Proactively working through common challenges in labour 

* Options and guidance to make informed choices about pain relief, compassionate use of epidurals, and medical interventions, including cesarean birth (Gentle c-section) 

* And an overview of the first few days postpartum and considerations like having visitors, sleep, and considerations for a woman’s recovery from birth.

Your guide: 

Michelle Papa

Breathing Space Founder and Mindful Birth ( Co-founder will be your guide. She is a an experienced childbirth educator, yoga and mindfulness teacher trainer for over a decade. She has been supporting women in pregnancy, birth and post natally through her birth education workshops, training and yoga classes.


Price includes your birth support person and a manual. 

If gatherings are permitted by this time, we might do a hybrid immersion and make this available online and in person. I'll keep you posted. 


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    This ticket is for expectant mums and birth support

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