Are you feeling unprepared for the arrival of your baby?
Maybe you’re worried you won’t know what to do when you bring your baby home?
Or perhaps you just have questions about caring for your baby, sleep or first-aid?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BEGIN YOUR PARENTING JOURNEY WITH CONFIDENCE?
Becoming a parent is more than just about birth. And while your labour may last hours, your role as a parent will last a lifetime. Beyond Birth is all about helping you embrace parenthood with confidence so you feel prepared to bring your newborn baby home!
6 AUGUST 2017
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
All your newborn-care, sleep and first-aid questions answered in our intimate group environment
Support and guidance after the event is over in our exclusive Beyond Birth Facebook community
Master real-life parenting skills like swaddling, bathing and changing a nappy on a true-to-life baby
A luxe goodie bag filled with products you will need, love and actually use PLUS a heap of practical resources in the Beyond Birth Resource Kit
A realistic perspective on parenthood from our panel of new mums and dads
A full day experience including delicious food in a beautiful and unique Melbourne venue
And of course – you’ll leave Beyond Birth feeling confident, prepared & excited to bring you newborn home!
You don’t realise until you bring your baby home, how very little you learn in prenatal classes about actually caring for a baby.
Learning about labour and birth is good, but what you really want and need once your baby is born is to know how you’re supposed to care for them!Blaire
NEWBORN CARE, SLEEP & SETTLING YOUR BABY
Sleep Sisters, Penni Bowd and Ange Kousides, have been supporting families in mother baby units, special care nurseries and in a private setting for over 15 years combined. With qualifications in nursing, midwifery and infant sleep, Penni and Ange are highly sought after for their breadth of experience and knowledge.
Penni & Ange will talk about:
- ‘Normal’ behaviour throughout various stages in the first 3-4 months of a newborns life
- Basic care activities, including changing nappies, bathing, feeding and burping
- Tips for calming an unsettled baby
- Common newborn ailments such as baby acne, cradle cap and blocked tear ducts
Plus, they’ll also cover:
- Preparing safe sleeping environments
- Common sleep challenges faced by parents in the first 3 – 4 months
- Wakeful periods and sleep needs by age
- Techniques for settling an unsettled or overtired baby
- The various approaches to sleep (e.g. routines, EPS, baby-led etc) and the benefits and drawbacks of each
Connect with the Sleep Sisters
Allison is passionate about helping new and expectant parents realise the benefits of massage. She comes with extensive knowledge and skills, having trained in all forms of massage, including remedial, sports, pregnancy and infant massage.
Allison will talk about:
- How infant massage can help alleviate colic and reflux in young babies
- Using massage to develop a bond and connection with your new baby
Plus Allison will guide attendees through a baby massage demonstration and share practical information and techniques that they can practice at home.
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FIRST AID & YOUR BABY’S SAFETY
Nataly founded social enterprise WWC Education in 2015 to provide communities across Australia with affordable and accessible first aid education.
Nataly will talk about:
- Basic First Aid – What you absolutely must know before bringing your baby home
- Tips for preparing your home for a baby.
- Normal newborn behaviour and when to seek medical attention
Connect with Nataly
THE REALITIES OF PARENTHOOD
PLUS our panel of real-life mums and dads will share their stories of early parenthood, including:
– Postnatal depression, the signs to look out for and where to go for help
– Tips for living on a reduced income
– Ways to keep ‘the spark’ alive in your relationship
– A father’s perspective on parenthood.
Join us at The Olsen – one of Melbourne’s iconic Art Series hotels. Located right in the heart of cosmopolitan South Yarra, and adorned with artwork from one of Australia’s premiere painters: John Olsen, this unique venue is the ideal backdrop for Beyond Birth.
637 – 641 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Combine Beyond Birth with a babymoon staycation at The Olsen using our exclusive promo code for Beyond Birth attendees!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Beyond Birth just for expectant mums?
Absolutely not. Parenting is a team effort and that’s exactly why each ticket includes entry for two people. We encourage expectant mums to bring along their husbands, partners or other support persons (e.g. a parent, sibling or best friend).
How many weeks pregnant should we be when we attend Beyond Birth?
It’s recommended that you attend Beyond Birth during weeks 20 – 34 of pregnancy, although we do welcome all expectant parents.
But I’m not a first-time-parent – is that okay?
Of course, we welcome all expectant parents, including those who need a refresher.
We’re adopting a baby / giving birth via a surrogate – is Beyond Birth suitable for us?
Absolutely. Beyond Birth is all about parenting and newborn care, and not at all about birth and labour. So of course, we’d love for you to join us!
Will I receive a baby manual or instruction booklet?
We wish it was that easy! Despite what others may promise, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to caring for a baby.
You will however receive the Beyond Birth Resource Kit jam-packed full of information, practical tips and resources that will help you make informed decisions that suit your family and your circumstances.
But we’re already signed up for prenatal classes at our hospital?
That’s great – prenatal classes will certainly help you prepare for labour and birth.
But unfortunately they won’t prepare you for what to expect once you bring your baby home from hospital – the basics like caring for your newborn, sleep, settling and first-aid. We know this because we’ve spoken to and surveyed hundreds of new parents to find out what they learnt in birth classes, and what they wish was covered.
Do you offer installment plans?
We understand that money is usually tight in those last couple of months before having a baby. If you’d like a installment plan to ease the burden, please send an email to email@example.com and we can liase with you directly to arrange a PayPal Installment Plan.
What about food – will there be food?
Of course! As your hosts, we promise to feed you, hydrate you and make you feel comfortable in whatever way we can. Just remember to include any special requirements in your registration form so that we can make sure to accommodate your needs.
How do I get to The Olsen? Is there parking?
The Olsen is located at 637 – 641 Chapel Street, South Yarra. Click here for directions, parking and public transport access.
We’d like to combine Beyond Birth with a babymoon staycation – can you help us out?
Absoloutely. We can do better – can offer you an exclusive discount code!
We’d love to attend, but that date just doesn’t work for us!
We wish you could join us, but understand how busy it can get at these late stages of pregnancy. Please get in touch with us and we’ll see what we can do to help you.
Ok, so this sounds amazing but ….
Here’s the thing, straight up – if you didn’t need Beyond Birth, if you were already feeling confident, you probably would not have gotten this far down the page. It can be hard to take that first plunge – whether it’s just the uncertainty of attending an event, the investment of time and money so close to having a baby, or a partner who just isn’t all that interested – we get it. As mums ourselves, we’ve been exacrly where you are right now and we understand. We really do.
But here’s the thing (and you’ll have excuse us because we just cannot sugar coat this).
YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE AT BEING A NEW PARENT.
You’ll never have this experience again. Ever. Don’t you want first experience to be one of joy? Don’t you want to feel relaxed, supported and happy? I know you do because that’s all any new parent really wants.
Then you need to let us help you begin your parenting journey with confidence. And here’s the thing, if you do leave Beyond Birth and you don’t feel more confident, then we’ll happily refund your money. Yep. That’s how strongly we believe that we can help you begin your parenting journey with confidence.
So what are you waiting for?
PROUDLY SUPPORTING PANDA
10% of all profits from Beyond Birth will be donated to Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA).
Up to 1 in 7 new-mums and up to 1 in 20 new-dads are diagnosed with postnatal depression each year in Australia. PANDA help raise awareness and provide community support.
BEYOND BIRTH PARTNERS
6 August 2017, from 9:30am to 4:30pm at The Olsen
A fully-immersive one day experience for TWO PEOPLE
Hours of practical information, tips and advice from highly-regarded experts with a combined 50+ years experience supporting new and expectant parents.
An invitation to join the exclusive Beyond Birth Facebook community – for post-event support and guidance, and to connect with other new parents in the same stages of parenthood.
The Beyond Birth Resource Kit jam-packed with information and practical resources; your ‘bible’ for when you arrive home with bubs!
A luxe goodie bag filled with products (valued at over $120!) you will need, love and actually use!
For just $350 per couple, you can begin your parenting journey with confidence!
* Spaces are strictly limited, and no further tickets will be released once sold-out.
GET IN TOUCH
If you have any questions about Beyond Birth, please can contact us by completing the form below, or giving us a call on phone on 0402 450 735.