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Online Antenatal Programs
For Women With Higher Risk Pregnancies
A positive birth experience happens when a woman is feeling safe, listened to, she understands what’s going on around her, she is clear about the choices available and feels supported in the decisions she makes. When the birth is over, she can look back with no regrets. It is not about the actual choices made on the day, or the type of birth she had. Most important is that she felt informed, safe and prepared for the birth of her baby.
There isn’t a ‘right’ way to give birth. Everyone’s situation will be different… each woman brings to the birth of her child an individual set of circumstances. Her options might be different to those women around her, and that is perfectly OK.
For women whose pregnancies carry a higher level of risk such as having had a previous caesarean, or being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, there is usually more to consider.
Our online antenatal programs are all about helping women with higher risk pregnancies feel safe, informed and most of all prepared for the birth of their beautiful newborn.
I am very pleased to recommend this online patient education initiative to any woman considering having a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section (VBAC). The content is presented in a clear and well-structured manner. The language is very easy to understand without detracting from scientific evidence-based medical knowledge. There is a generous amount of free content in the website to get a firm idea of what the course encompasses, however immersing yourself in the course proper will prove a rewarding experience at great value.
As an obstetrician with a strong interest in VBAC, I have not come across any other platform as comprehensive as this one. It is a fantastic companion to anything else that women desiring a VBAC may be accessing to achieve their goal, from regular antenatal care with their health care professional, to attending classes to prepare for birth. It allows the woman and her support persons to access incredibly valuable information in their own time and at their own pace. I am particularly impressed with the techniques explored in the section about pain relief and have begun to use these with most of my patients. Above all else, I think that it succeeds in its aim of empowering women to make sensible decisions about their obstetric future whilst maintaining a positive outlook that is dignifying for the woman.
Fernando Infante, FRANZCOG, Sydney
Who We Help
Vaginal Birth after a Caesarean
For women who have previously have had a caesarean section and would like to try for a vaginal birth.
This program is designed specifically for your circumstances and is tailored to address the main concerns you might have in preparing for the birth of your child. It will allow you to make an empowered choice and be fully prepared for the birth of your baby.
For women who have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, this program will help you prepare for the birth of your child, taking into consideration the special circumstances and risks that come with this diagnosis.
Designed specifically to address the challenges of labouring and giving birth as a woman with Gestational Diabetes, you will be well informed, well prepared and feeling as ready as possible for the birth of your beautiful baby.
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