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!
18 FEBRUARY 2018
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
All your newborn-care, sleep and first-aid questions answered
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 a full day of delicious food and drink
And of course – you’ll leave Beyond Birth feeling confident, prepared & excited to bring you newborn home!
We had a very enjoyable day and have left the event feeling more confident and prepared for our first child . Your guest speakers were so knowledgable, friendly and approachable and covered many topics and answered questions we felt nervous about before attending. We are sure that all the resources and links we have been given will help us in the future should we need to access any of these services.
Thank you from a first time mother who previously felt uneasy and overwhelmed by becoming a mum, you have changed that for me in so many ways and I am truly grateful for coming across this event.Janet Vella
FEEDING YOUR BABY
Prue is a registered nurse, midwife and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) trained nurse, and has been qualified as a lactation consultant for over 15 years. Prue started working in NICU at Monash Hospital in 1991, with a plan to stay for only 12 months, and find herself still working there 26 years later!
Prue will talk about:
- The basics of breastfeeding, including burping
- Common breastfeeding challenges and tips for overcoming those challenges
- Common questions asked by breastfeeding mums and dads
- Where to go for help when things don’t go to plan
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’ sleep behaviour throughout various stages in the first 3-4 months of a newborn’s life
- 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, eat-play-sleep, following baby’s cue etc) and the benefits and drawbacks of each
Connect with the Sleep Sisters
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:
- Safe sleeping environements
- 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
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.
** BONUS ONLINE CONTENT **
All attendees will receive BONUS online content from Allison Bayliss, Founder of Paediatric Massage Instruction. 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.
Join us at The Larwill Studio – one of Melbourne’s iconic Art Series hotels, located right in the Royal Children’s Hospital commercial precint.
The Larwill Studio
48 Flemington Road, Parkville
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. You’ll also get access to the exclusive Beyond Birth online community for support throughout your early parenting journey.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can liase with you directly to arrange an Installment Plan.
What about food – will there be food?
Of course! There’s nothing worse than having to provide your own lunch at an event. 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.
Is it really worth the investment?
Ask any Beyond Birth attendee and they’ll tell you that it’s worth every single dollar. Not only do you receive a luxe goodie bag full of products with a value of at least $150, you also gain access to hours worth of experts which would otherwise cost you hundreds of dollars, plus you receive membership to the exclusive Beyond Birth online community to support you throughout your early parenting journey. And as if that’s not enough, we also feed you a beautifully catered lunch by Smith + Singleton and provide a heap of snacks (morning and afternoon tea) throughout the day!
Tell me more about this goodie bag!
Well, we don’t want to ruin the surprise, but we can tell you that our goodie bag will NOT disapoint. It is literally filled to the brim with full-sized products that you will absolutely love as much as we do. Our past goodie bags have included products such as Weleda Calendula Baby Care Gift Pack (RRP $47.95), Pigeon 600ml Alundry Detergent (RRP $14.95), Sophie the Giraffe Starter Baby Starter Kit (RRP $44.97), MAMA Disrupt Magazine (RRP $14.95) and a heap more!
We’d love to attend, but those dates just don’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? We 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
10am to 4pm at The Larwill Studio
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 online 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.
A luxe goodie bag filled with products 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.