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How many weeks pregnant should I be when starting the Positive Birth Program?

It is recommended to start the classes between weeks 20-30 of pregnancy. However, the program can still be taught outside of this recommendation but please get in touch with me prior to booking. 

Does my birth partner need to attend every class?

Support is a big part of creating a positive birth for yourself and continuity of care greatly reduces the chances of unnecessary intervention. For this reason it is highly recommended that you have a birth partner attend each of the lessons within the program. This way, if your midwifes change shifts throughout your labour or your Obstetrician isn’t available on your birthing day, you can feel comfortable in the fact your birth partner is there with a solid understanding of your birth preferences and can advocate for you if necessary. If your birth partner is unable to attend all of the classes, please get in touch prior to booking. 

How long does the Positive Birth Program run for?

The program consists of 4 units. They are taught over either 2 weekend days (2 units a day) or 4 evenings.  

What is the difference between a group or private class?

All the content is exactly the same, it just depends which setting you learn better in and which works better for your availability. The private lessons will be held in your home and we can work together to find dates that work well for you and your birth partner. The group classes are held in Applecross with set dates available. Visit the bookings page to see which dates are currently available. 

I've done the Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth Program for a previous birth, can I book a refresher with you?

You absolutely can! Please contact me to discuss. 

Will the techniques I learn mean I have a pain free birth?

Pain is a feeling that is extremely subjective and this isn’t something that is guarenteed. Most people who complete the program would describe the feelings as intense, pressure or tightenings instead of painful. Part of the course will teach you techniques on how to manage the feelings you are experiencing throughout labour and birth. 

Do you come along to support me on my birthing day?

I do not attend your birthing day. Your birth partner will learn techniques to support you and advocate for you on the day. Some people like to have additional support available so will also hire a Doula to be at the birth. This is not a service I am able to offer.