Online Antenatal Classes for Women with Higher Risk Pregnancies
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You have full access to the Online Course. You can work through the material at your own pace, at a time and place that is convenient to you.
However, you will also have the benefit of a 2.5 hour private consultation with our VBAC expert Jodie Adams.
This one-on-one time will be specifically tailored to your individual circumstances and will focus on the areas that matter the most to you.
To get the most out of this experience, you need to have finished the course.
There are many points in the Online Course where we ask you to work with you Health Care Provider and discuss the various options that are relevant to your circumstances.
In order to tailor the 2.5 hours consultation to specifically meet your needs, we recommend you complete the Online Program in advance.
This will help you decide what areas you would like to focus on, what is important to you and the things you are most interested in learning more about.
Jodie is a Clinical Midwifery Consultant who has worked with hundreds of women preparing for their next birth after a caesarean section.
Years of working with women with high risk pregnancies who desperately wanted a normal birth was the inspiration for starting the Prepared for Birth business.
Jodie was constantly frustrated by the lack of information in traditional birth classes for women with a complicated pregnancy, and how they didn't prepare women for the reality of what they were going to experience during labour.
Knowing how different the experience of labour is for these women, over the years, she collected and developed specific strategies for them.
With so much positive feedback from women in her care she wanted to find a way to share this knowledge and experience more widely. To help women, wherever they were, to work with their own Health Care Providers to achieve the same successful outcomes.
Jodie has two children of her own and continues to work as a midwife.
The program includes some great features that allows flexible learning and will support you every step of the way in your conversations with your Health Care Provider.
We use a wide range of media to suit many learning styles, including videos, audio downloads, checklists and templates.
We understand that many of you have laboured before, so you can focus on the areas that are more important to you.
The program is designed to help you work with your Health Care Provider, so we anticipate that you will use some of the downloads (printed or just on your phone) to discuss with them during your appointments.
In order to be prepared for labour, your Health Care Providers need to know what is important to you and you need to know what they've got planned for you.
These modules are designed to bring these two elements together so that you understand each other and you feel safe and ready for the birth of your beautiful newborn.
The best time to start would be somewhere towards the end of the second trimester because ideally you should be finished by about week 36.
The content is designed around your working relationship with your Health Care Provider(s) during pregnancy. There are also techniques that work better with practice, so with this in mind, you should allow at least 3-4 weeks to complete it.
However, it is also fine to start at 20 weeks and take your time.
If you are past 36 weeks and have just found the course, it is possible to work through all the material, but you'll need to find the time to do the work.
The course would only take a few days if you were to just race through everything but that wouldn’t get you the right outcome.
We have built in steps that require conversations with Health Care Providers, reflection and thinking time and practicing of various techniques. With this in mind, we recommend allowing at least 3-4 weeks to complete the course.
As a VBAC woman, you are likely to have a toddler in the house and you may also work outside the home. So there's no harm in allowing yourself as much time as possible.
Once you have purchased the program you will have our email to get in touch with any questions.
If you have a question before you start, you can send us a message on our Instagram or Facebook pages, or use our contact page.
Remember, we aren't your Health Care Provider, and don't know your individual circumstances, so we will be unable to answer any medical questions relating to your situation.
Good question! Jodie, our midwife, has worked with hundreds of women having their next birth after a caesarean.
Not all of them have wanted a VBAC, but in many cases, the women in her care have sought extra information about how to increase their chances of success when planning a VBAC.
This course is based on those years of experience in helping women feel empowered and capable, and getting their bodies and their mindset to a point where they can let those good labour hormones flow.
We don't think you will, but if for some reason the course isn't for you, then we will refund your money.
We are always striving to improve and of course would love to understand what your reasons are so we can keep making our products better.
Not at all!
We have experience with both systems and have framed all our material to suit both.
Your relationship with your Health Care Provider(s) is really important. Regardless of whether you are working with an Obstetrician, Midwifery Group Practice or hospital midwives, our course will show you how get the most out of this relationship and communicate in a meaningful way.
Your Health Care Providers, public or private, will be with you on the day to help you feel safe and supported in your choices.
Currently this program is based on the Australian Health Care system and as such, is for women in Australia.
If you live outside of Australia, please get in touch with us to discuss how this program may apply to your circumstances.
⇒ What do we mean by Health Care Provider
⇒ How the 4 P's influence labour and how to work with them
⇒ Understanding what Feeling Safe means and why it is important
⇒ Understanding how fear affects labour and what you can do about it
⇒ Preparing for ongoing conversations with your Health Care Provider(s) about your specific choices in labour and birth
⇒ Why is labour different after you have had a caesarean section
⇒ How to prepare if you've had a previous difficult birth
⇒ Tools for communication and decision making
⇒ Tips for partners and support people
⇒ What to do if your baby is overdue
⇒ What are the stages of labour and what to expect in each
⇒ What is a posterior labour
⇒ How to help get your baby into the best position for labour
⇒ Understanding your own perspectives on pain and how this influences your choices
⇒ Strategies for managing pain in early labour
⇒ What are the pharmaceutical pain relief options and when's the best time to use them
⇒ Using different positions in labour to help with both pain management and labour progress
⇒ The benefits of using mindfulness and breathing techniques for birth
⇒ How you might use massage, heat and water in labour
⇒ How all these techniques can work together and when you might use them
⇒ Creating a birth plan that you and your Health Care Provider will actually use
⇒ Breastfeeding - setting up you for success
⇒ Tips for feeding your newborn with a toddler in the house
⇒ Tips from mums for coping with a new baby in the house