GUIDE TO A HEALTHY PREGNANCY CLASS

1.5 hour class ~ $ 125

​Designed to educate and support you and your growing baby, both physically and emotionally, for your entire pregnancy.

What will you learn?

  • Options and choices for antenatal care.

  • Understand the changes happening to you and your baby.

  • How to provide the best possible environment for your growing baby through nutrition, exercise and emotional wellbeing.

  • Understand potential side effects or complications and how to manage them.

  • How to prepare physically and emotionally for labour, birth and parenthood.

LABOUR AND BIRTH ANTENATAL CLASS

4 hour class ~ $300

A detailed guide to labour, birth preparation and the fourth trimester. Providing you with all the essential information you need to go into your labour and birth feeling relaxed and empowered. One-on-one classes will provide you with the opportunity to have your educator answer any personal questions.

What will you learn?

  • How to prepare for labour and birth.

  • Signs, symptoms and stages of labour.

  • Options for managing pain.

  • Common birth complications and interventions, including caesarean birth.

  • How to care for your newborn, including safe sleeping recommendations.

  • Understand the recovery process after birth - physically and emotionally, including postpartum exercise guidelines.

  • How to nurture your emotional wellbeing.

  • Tips for adjusting to parenthood, including how to stay connected with your partner.

ANTENATAL BREASTFEEDING CLASS

2 hour class ~ $180

This class will give you the detailed knowledge, skills and confidence you need for breastfeeding success in the vital days, weeks and months after your baby's birth. These classes aim to give up-to-date information and insights into breastfeeding a baby and parenting during the fourth trimester.

What will you learn?​

  • Importance of Breastfeeding​

  • Breastfeeding in the First Hours after Birth​

  • Breastfeeding in the Early Days of Life​

  • How Breastfeeding Works​

  • Breastfeeding in the Early Weeks and Months.

  

GUIDE FOR THE EXPECTANT PARTNER CLASS

1.5 hour class ~ $125

Are you about to become a first time father? Do you have questions or concerns but don't know who to ask for help? The Gentle Village provides a one-off antenatal class for expectant fathers, completely run by experienced midwives.

During this class you will have the opportunity to talk about any issues that are on your mind related to becoming a new dad and what you may expect of yourself. You will learn about babies and how to look after them in the early days and you will learn the benefits of interacting with your baby while gaining valuable skills in caring for your newborn. We will help prepare you to better support your partner during her pregnancy, labour, birth and breastfeeding support. We will also discuss issues such as sex, the effects of having a baby on your relationship, postnatal depression and the financial pressures of starting a family.

This relaxed class is for expectant fathers only (Sorry mummies, you are not allowed - but you can book them in and surprise them). The class can be run in a neutral environment (pubs are a favourite!) for you to feel comfortable. You are more than welcome to bring a male friend if you need!

PARENT FIRST AID CLASS

3 hour class ~ $275

Parents first aid is a hands-on course for new parents, or soon to be parents who would like some information on what to do if their child is in an emergency situation.

What will you learn?

  • Infant and Child CPR

  • Burns 

  • Bleeding

  • Head Injuries

  • Anaphylaxis and Asthma

  • Choking

  • Drowning

  • Fevers and Febrile Convulsion

  • Poisons, Bites and Stings