Birthing Workshop: Birth Better Together
Barefoot Babes Birthing Workshops have been developed for pregnant women and their birth support person. Here you can explore different aspects of childbirth together, discuss issues that are important to you both and how you can work as a team in preparing for, and during, the birth of your baby.
Type of Event
$90 per couple for the 3 hour workshop, including workshop materials and light refreshments.
The Barefoot Babes Birthing Workshop runs for 3 hours, over which we cover the topics of; Stages of Labour, Pain Relief, Birthing Positions and Interventions in Labour. There is a strong focus on developing an understanding of how you and your partner play a role within each of these areas and how you can best work together.
Stages of Labour examines not only the way in which labour progresses but more importantly how you feel during each stage, what decisions you may need to make and how your partner can support you.
In Pain Relief we discuss our understanding of pain and the concept of "positive pain". We develop an understanding of both natural and medical forms of pain relief, how the birth partner can assist in natural pain relief and help the labouring women make decisions about medical pain relief.
With Birthing Positions we develop an understanding of the importance of the physical positing of a woman's body during labour and how the partner can physically support the women in a variety of positions.
Interventions looks at the number of ways in which labour can be managed and augmented. This includes inductions, the use of syntocin, rupturing the waters, episiotomies, epidurals and instrumental delivery. We examine the benefits, risks and alternatives to each and learn how to make decisions when interventions are suggested during labour.
Each topic discussed includes an element of group discussion, partnered discussion and practical activities with your partner. There is plenty of time to engage with your partner, share ideas and gain an understanding of how you both play a key part in the birth of your baby.
The workshop also includes handouts to reinforce your learning as well as tea, coffee and snacks.