$40 – $70

Half-Day ACTIVE BIRTH Saturday Workshop: 30 June 2018.

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Westmead Hospital

Hawkesbury Road

Westmead education and conference centre (WECC)

Westmead, NSW 2145


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The Saturday ACTIVE BIRTH Workshop lasts for 4 hours each and includes a break.

Please note this workshop commences at 9am.

An easier and shorter labour can be achieved by being Active in your birth. By being active, women are more likely to feel empowered and satisfied with their birth. Active birth does not rely on interventions. Active birth listens to a woman intuition and enables her to feel in control.

In this session you will learn how the normal labouring body works, positions you can use, natural methods to promote calmness and natural methods of pain relief. You will explore breath awareness, acupressure, aromatherapy and massage.

There will be an expectation that you have already attended some form of childbirth and parenting education or have done extensive reading on labour and birth. You may wish to combine this workshop with any of our other programs. This workshop does not cover topics to do with parenting, breastfeeding, caesarean section or medical pain relief.

This is a practical session giving you the tools to manage your birth your way. You will need to wear comfortable clothes which will allow you to move freely during the practical components of the workshop.

Topics include:

  • Normal birth
  • Massage and positions for labour and birth
  • Effect of hormones on labour
  • Building a safe place to birth
  • Breath awareness and mindfulness
  • Acupressure
  • Birth plans

The active birth workshop will be held in the Seminar rooms of the Education and Conference Centre at Westmead Hospital (enter via the main entrance of the hospital).

Please be aware that you will be required to pay for parking if you choose to park within the hospital grounds.

Morning tea is included.

This program is an interactive workshop designed to enhance your birthing and early parenting experience.

Registrations may be transferred depending on availability on the Eventbrite site but all refund requests must be made by email: WSLHD-parentingclasses@health.nsw.gov.au.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
See parking and public transport information located at http://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Childbirth---Parenting-Education/Maps---Directions

Do I bring my partner along to all the classes with me?​
Partners are encouraged to attend. If your partner can't make it then you can bring along a support person.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

You may like to bring a snack. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can return to the booking page to do so.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You may print out your ticket or save on the eventbrite app.

What is the refund policy?

A full refund may be given only in the following circumstances:

•Premature birth

•Hospital admission

•ƒCancellation request 3 weeks prior to the class commencement date

An administration fee of $30 will be incurred on cancellation requests with less than 3 weeks’ notice

Private Health Fund rebates are available. A certificate is issued upon request.

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Hawkesbury Road

Westmead education and conference centre (WECC)

Westmead, NSW 2145


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