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 pelvic floor strengthening, mindfulness & education for pregnancy & childbirth. The program is led by mother & pelvic floor & continence physiotherapist, Julia Berger.

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.

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.

Julia is trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and is a registered physiotherapist and member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, The Continence Foundation of Australia and Women’s Health Training Associates. Read more about Julia.

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 2018! Next course 25th and 26th of August, 10am – 2.30pm

Class duration: Weekend sessions: 4.5 hours (including 30 minute lunch) (x 2 days)

Educator: Julia Berger (Physiotherapist)

Session 1
Welcome & introduction,
The physiology of pregnancy
The pelvic floor 101
Introduction to mindfulness

Session 2
Pelvic floor master class
The physiology of childbirth
Caring for your bladder and bowels
Mindfulness for pregnancy & birthing

Session 3
Pelvic floor master class
Pain relief for childbirth
Abdominal separations & pelvic pain
Mindfulness and breath for labour

Session 4
Pelvic floor master class
The yoga of childbirth
Tears, episiotomys, and perineal care
Mindfulness for labour

Investment

  • $199
  • 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 Pilates. 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