To help you have a healthier and happier pregnancy
This series is designed to educate and empower women to have the healthiest pregnancy they can, and to make informed choices that are best for themselves, their baby and their family.
It entails 7 x 60 minute sessions held monthly, covering many aspects of pregnancy (see detailed session info below)
Click on the session title to view more info for each session.
(attend when approx. 13-16 weeks pregnant)
This session covers the physical changes you will go through during your pregnancy. By addressing these changes early, we can help you minimise or avoid the usual aches and pains that tend to go along with pregnancy like low back pain, sciatica, and neck and shoulder issues.
(attend when approx. 17-20 weeks pregnant)
Following on from the Posture session after establishing good postural alignment and stability, this session goes through how to exercise safely throughout your pregnancy, and how it will benefit both you and baby. You will learn which exercise types are best, what should be avoided, and how to find the balance between adequate rest and adequate activity that you need individually.
Signs and symptoms requiring attention – when to seek help from your physio, doc, trainer etc.
(attend when approx. 21-24 weeks pregnant)
Following on from the Exercise session, this session discusses how to eat well for both you and your baby during your pregnancy. It also covers increased energy demands on your body both during pregnancy and breastfeeding, to make sure you can be as healthy and energetic as possible during this special time.
(attend when approx. 25-28 weeks pregnant)
Following on from the Nutrition session, this session goes through ways to look after yourself during your pregnancy and into the postpartum period to help maintain your health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. We also go through baby care basics including some safety guidelines, and making informed choices and decisions that are right for you, your baby and family.
(attend when approx. 29-32 weeks pregnant)
Following on from the Self and Baby Care session, this session goes over all things to do with breastfeeding.
(attend when approx. 33-36 weeks pregnant)
Following on from the Breastfeeding session, this session discusses labour and birth, with a focus on active labour. This session is designed to compliment the information you receive at your hospital’s prenatal classes, and to empower you to make informed choices about what is best for you in this process, and to accept when the process must deviate from your ideal plan for the safety of you and your baby.
(attend when approx. 37-40 weeks pregnant)
In this final session of our series, we will go over the physical postnatal changes you will experience right after giving birth. By learning about what your body does in this process of growing and then birthing a whole little person, you will be be able to best look after yourself after your baby has finally arrived, and understand your body’s recovery needs and postnatal abilities.
We will also go over any information you specified at the end of session 6 as content you would like recap and review.
Bess has a special interest in women’s health, specifically obstetrics with the management of pain and dysfunction during pregnancy as well as maintaining prenatal and postnatal fitness with Pilates. She has completed courses in Women’s Health and Incontinence and in Childbirth Education and is a registered member of CAPEA (Childbirth and Parenting Educators of Australia).
Beck is a qualified Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer, a certified prenatal and postnatal trainer, and a certified Pilates, yoga, boxing and Zumba instructor. Beck has worked with many clients in both class and one on one settings, to help them achieve their health and fitness goals, and she has a strong focus on safe exercise prescription, core and postural stability, corrective exercise, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Beck is passionate about helping women to have a healthy pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond, by sharing her knowledge and experience to educate and empower. She is also mum to two young children.
Fiona has many years experience as a Registered Nurse, midwife and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. Most importantly, she is a mother of two beautiful children. Fiona believes in empowering mothers with compassionate, evidence-based advice that lets you achieve your best possible pregnancy and breastfeeding outcomes.
Audrey is Nutritionist, Naturopath and Lecturer. She has a history in private practice in Sydney and regularly traveled to Norfolk Island as a consultant Naturopath and Nutritionist. She is now lecturing in Nutrition at Torrens University and the Australian College of Natural Therapies whilst completing her post-graduate studies in Nutrition. She has a passion for teaching Nutrition with a particular interest in infant and childhood nutrition.
Info coming soon