Birth Strength (Childbirth Education Programs) – Sale, Victoria

The Birth Strength learning series empower, inspire and prepare expectant parents for the wonders of pregnancy & childbirth, as well as reducing anxiety and fear of birth injury, and enhancing birth outcomes.

About the classes

Birth strength is a childbirth education program that boasts a fusion of Midwifery and Physiotherapy led pelvic floor strengthening, mindfulness & education for pregnancy & childbirth. The program is led by mother of 2 and Physiotherapist, Kathy Lummis, and Midwife and HypnoBirthing Gippsland educator Megan Lee.

Pelvic floor master classes aim to connect and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to reduce the risk of bladder and bowel dysfunction and enhance the birthing process.

Our learning series empower, inspire and prepare expectant parents for the wonders of pregnancy & childbirth, as well as reducing anxiety and fear of birth injury.

Embracing the mind body connection through mindful meditation allows us to befriend uncertainty and meet childbirth with awareness, calmness and clarity.

Calm & Connection Physiotherapy is passionate about empowering couples to lead a meaningful and healthy pregnancy with better mental and physical outcomes for childbirth.

Class location

Gippsland Regional Sports Complex, 116 Cobains Rd, Sale, VIC 3850

Mindful Core Pilates Classes

Timetable

When: Register your interest and estimated date of delivery for 2020! Next course Thursday 30th of January, 2020. 

Class duration: Thursdays 6pm – 8pm (including 10 minute tea break) (x 6 weeks)

Educator: Kathy Lummis (Physiotherapist) & Megan Lee (Midwife & HypnoBirthing Gippsland Educator). 

Session 1
Welcome & introduction,
The physiology of pregnancy
Caring for your bladder & Bowels
The pelvic floor 101
Pelvic floor masterclass

Session 2
Changes during pregnancy
The physiology of labour & childbirth

Session 3
Connecting with your baby
Introduction to mindfulness

Session 4
Baby positions. Normal’s and deviations. 
Positioning during childbirth
Cesarean sections
Tears, episiotomys, & perineal care
Spinning babies (information segment)

Session 5
Pelvic floor masterclass
Pain during pregnancy
Exercising safely during pregnancy
Perineal tears. Prevention & recovery

Session 6
Pelvic floor masterclass
The labour ward
Pain relief during childbirth
Using your B.R.A.I.N
Q & A

Investment

  • $450
  • Rebates available for eligible health funds

Booking

Spaces are limited so bookings are essential.

Book your place in a class online now. Please call 0497 098 881 or hello@calmandconnection.com.au if you have any questions. Once your booking is confirmed, you may like to print and complete our Registration Form to bring to your first class. Please  also complete the PARmed-X for pregnancy questionnaire, including section C, so that we can help you participate in the exercise component safely.

I recommend it for all women after child birth.

I thought my body had recovered from child birth and that everything was fine. I returned to exercise including jogging. A few people questioned me about whether it as too soon post birth. I started to worry that I could cause myself damage in the long run so had an assessment with Julia to put my mind at ease. The assessment was thorough and professional. I recommend it for all women after child birth.

- Jocelyn

It empowered me.

I now know how very fortunate I was to be able to participate in both group and individual sessions of mindfulness core stability classes. It empowered me as I was given essential tools to help continue with my own sessions at home.

- Michaela

I love Pilates.

I love my core stability class. I always leave my classes knowing exactly how to complete the moves, what I should feel when I am doing them and which area they are strengthening or stretching. Even better, I get fit and have a fun time while doing so.

- Claire

I was very fortunate to be able to do Pilates classes with Julia.

I now know how very fortunate I was to be able to participate in both group and individual sessions of mindfulness core stability classes with Julia. It empowered me as I was given essential tools to help continue with my own sessions at home.

- Michaela

I cannot recommend Julia highly enough.

I love Pilates with Julia. She is such a knowledgeable practitioner who uses her extensive physiotherapy skills to create Pilates classes that target and improve key areas. I always leave Julia’s classes knowing exactly how to complete the moves, what I should feel when I am doing them and which area they are strengthening or stretching. Even better, I get fit and have a fun time while doing so.

- Claire

I recommend it for all women after child birth.

I thought my body had recovered from child birth and that everything was fine. I returned to exercise including jogging. A few people questioned me about whether it as too soon post birth. I started to worry that I could cause myself damage in the long run so had an assessment with Julia to put my mind at ease. The assessment was thorough and professional. I recommend it for all women after child birth.

- Jocelyn