ONLINE ANTENATAL CLASSES BEGIN NEXT WEEK!

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Looking forward to facilitating a BirthWorks session around the world on Monday! Just updating Session One of the Self Directed Learning Packages which participants will be emailed at the beginning of each week. That is then followed up with a group session time later in the week online. Next week expectant Kiwi parents will be accessing top quality antenatal education, no matter if they are living in an isolated part of NZ, or doing their big OE!

Next week the course material includes awesome YouTube clips & articles from BirthWorks and NZ's top pregnancy exercise company, exploration of fears, the impact of media on childbirth, and lots more. It's not too late to join this course if you want to be a part of it! For more information  contact us or see Online Antenatal Classes

‪#‎BestJobInTheWorld‬ ‪#‎OnlineAntenatalEducation‬ (photo thanks to Bloom Birth Photography)

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CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR & DOULA WORKSHOPS COMING UP SOON

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Are you passionate about seeing New Zealand families have positive birth experiences? Does talking about empowered birth make your heart beat faster and light a fire within you? Now is your opportunity to be part of a powerful movement, that is seeing more amazing births and decreased caesareans and birth interventions around the country, whilst bringing like minded people together. IT'S BIRTHWORKS!

BirthWorks International is having their first Accelerated Childbirth Educator and Doula (ACED) Workshop in Christchurch very soon, followed by a Childbirth Educator Workshop in Auckland. You have the option of attending the workshop to begin your career as a BirthWorks Childbirth Educator or BirthWorks Doula, or can simply attend the workshop for continuing education purposes. The workshop is open to:

  • Those interested in a career
  • CBEs or Doulas
  • Midwives
  • Midwifery students
  • Breastfeeding supporters and peer counsellors interested in birth support and education
  • Chiropractors working with pregnant women
  • Registered and enrolled nurses
  • Well Child nurses

Registrations need to be in asap, so don't delay! To find out more information, CONTACT US

(Photo thanks to Bloom Birth Photography)

FREE HOLISTIC ANTENATAL EDUCATION FOR YOUNG PARENTS

bump-bannerAre you pregnant, or know someone who is pregnant in Canterbury under the age of 24? The Youth Alive Trust’s antenatal classes for young parents called BUMP is starting in two weeks & still has some places left! BUMP is a BirthWorks course designed for young parents, facilitated by The Birthing Room. The course helps participants develop more trust & faith in their instinctual ability to give birth and parent their newborn. BUMP covers a range of holistic topics, as well as offering a Mum2Mum mentor, and amazing food. AND IT’S ALL FREE! Please help spread the word & see this amazing new opportunity for young parents to be snapped up! BUMP Antenatal Classes

REGISTER NOW FOR LIFE CHANGING ANTENATAL EDUCATION!

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Expecting a baby this year? Now is your chance to be part of a life changing journey that builds confidence in a woman's ability to give birth, gives families the tools to make informed decisions, provides opportunity for grieving & healing previous birth trauma, & equips you for life with a newborn! The Birthing Room Antenatal Classes are a unique combination of BirthWorks and BabyCalm, bringing you top quality, boutique education.*

No matter where in NZ or around the world you are, there is an option for you. Register your place in The Birthing Room's Antenatal Classes today! Antenatal Classes

*Online classes & private sessions offer BirthWorks only

BABYCALM FOR NORTH CANTERBURY PARENTS

First BabyCalm session in North Canterbury today as part of The Birthing Room's Antenatal Classes! Participants have had a special afternoon with Corinne Rooney learning everything from how to calm a newborn to an introduction to babywearing, whilst enjoying a lovely afternoon tea. Thanks to The Sling Lady for a wonderful afternoon equipping The Birthing Room parents to be for their journey ahead! The Sling Lady

THE NEW BIRTHING ROOM!

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Wondering why you haven't heard much out of The Birthing Room over the last week? Well now all can be revealed!

Introducing... THE BIRTHING ROOM BASE NORTH CANTERBURY!

Our boutique North Canterbury Antenatal Classes will now be brought to you from a gorgeous new house in Pegasus. The high end kitchen will be making you delectable healthy treats, and the new carpet is perfect for relaxation sessions and pelvic bodywork exercises. The education room is warm, sunny and has a beautiful intimate feel ideal for antenatal classes that go way beyond superficial matters.
The new base will be christened on Valentines Day with our current antenatal course's BabyCalm session with Corinne Rooney.

Meanwhile The Birthing Room's Christchurch courses are continuing on, awesome as always, from our venues in the central city and New Brighton.

Watch this space for up and coming events in North Canterbury, such as Doco & Discussion evenings, the BirthWorks Childbirth Educator & Doula Workshop, Optimal Foetal Positioning sessions, more antenatal classes, and hopefully even The Nappy Lady Workshops!

To find out more about The Birthing Room services in North Canterbury CONTACT US

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NZ ENQUIRY INTO FREQUENT USE OF PREGNANCY ULTRASOUND SCANS

What do you make of this article? Probably the most perplexing comment is this: "one health campaigner said ultrasounds were safe and could pick up life-threatening conditions. "No baby has died because of a scan. There's harm when you don't have enough scans," maternity campaigner Jenn Hooper said"

Research may beg to differ, and the impact of scans is hard to prove. How do you measure stress from being told there is something wrong with your baby when there actually isn't? That alone may cause miscarriage. Or what about the baby that is induced for being "big", but wasn't ready to be born and has breathing difficulties? Do you think parents are being given good information so they can make informed choices about ultrasound scans? Your thoughts please. Pregnancy Scans Enquiry: stuff.co.nz

THANK YOU MIDWIVES!

Let's spend today saying a BIG thank you to midwives. Imagine how many meals and sleeps in the course of a month they miss! Family events and public holidays -will work through many of them. And being on call 24hrs a day. Their commitment means that NZ families have a world class maternity system with continuous care. So remember to say a big thank you to your midwife for the long hours they put in. They work hard! #thankyoumidwives

SUPPORTING NZ FAMILIES THROUGH LOSS

Neither life nor childbirth is without risk. And sometimes we loose the baby or child we have so dearly loved and wanted. Sands is a voluntary organisation that helps support families through the difficult time of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. I think it is awesome that it is run by parents who have experienced loss themselves, rather than another service set up to fill 'a need'. For who can know what you are going through better than someone who has been there themselves? sands.org.nz

BIRTH IS PRIMAL! So use you primal brain…

You were born with the knowledge of how to give birth! So during active labour to help quieten down your neocortex (thinking brain) and use your primal brain (the part of you that instinctively knows how to give birth) HAVE THESE THINGS: QUIET. PRIVACY. DIM LIGHTING. NO AWARENESS OF TIME.
Avoid: Your birth team chatting with each other. Bright lights. Clocks and time limits. Direct questions e.g. "What time did your waters break?". Feeling observed.
Thanks to Bloom Birth Photography for the beautiful pic of Mama using her primal brain! Sharon is very good at taking photos without people even knowing she is there!