It’s our recommendation that the best time to do your She Births® course is between 22 – 32 weeks gestation. If you are before 22 weeks, do sign up for our Free Pregnancy Support Guide so that we can support you to feel calm, connected and inspired throughout the first half of your pregnancy journey.
Your due date is calculated by adding 280 days (40 weeks) to the first day of your last menstrual period (assuming a 28 day cycle). Note that your menstrual period and ovulation are counted as the first two weeks of pregnancy. If you deliver on your due date, your baby is actually only 38 weeks old, not 40.
This is an estimated due date only. This calculator is only an estimate of when your baby is due, and is not to be relied upon for your actual due date.
The start of your pregnancy is actually calculated from the start date of your last menstrual period (LMP), or day 1 of your cycle. Given this method of calculation, your pregnancy is measured in what is termed gestational weeks, as opposed to being measured from the actual day of conception. Counting from the first day of your LMP, there are 40 gestational weeks of pregnancy. Assuming that you have a 28-day cycle, in gestational weeks 1 and 2, your baby is waiting to be conceived. On day 14, and at the start of gestational week 3, your baby has just been created. By the end of gestational week 3, the actual age of your baby is one week.
After our She Births® Private Antenatal Course I felt like I could achieve anything. We felt so empowered but most of all so connected to each other and ready to take on whatever lay ahead. The techniques Nadine taught us to deal with labour helped me to see that. It truly was an incredible experience.
The birth of my daughter is by far the most empowering experience I've gone through to this day. And I know this was made possible by the confidence and knowledge my husband and I got from the two-day She Births program. I'm so appreciative of having met Nadine at this very important moment of my life. She gave us the tools we needed to prepare for the birth we desired. My husband ended up being the best support partner I could have wished for, so calm and steady throughout the entire process. The birth of my daughter was also the starting point of a deep soul journey, colourful, challenging and rewarding all at once. The powerful birth I experienced revealed what was laying dormant within me, the incredible resources that I could tap into to contribute to others' lives in a way that was meaningful to me. In the last couple of years I changed jobs, I studied and I became a Life Coach and Wellbeing Consultant and now I help mothers embrace change in their lives positively. I like to say that I help mothers bloom...well I'd like to thank Nadine for helping ME bloom into the mother that I am today. The work that she does is truly amazing!
‘We would recommend She Births® to everyone. Everyone. From our hearts, this is the most important thing to do before you have a baby. Especially for the husbands. Seriously, you have to do it. You learn how to be a supportive birthing partner and feel like you’re a part of the birth, where you’re actually contributing.’
‘We would recommend She Births® to everyone. Everyone. From our hearts, this is the most important thing to do before you have a baby. Especially for the husbands. Seriously, you have to do it. You learn how to be a supportive birthing partner and feel like you’re a part of the birth, where you’re actually contributing’.
‘She Births® was just what we were looking for in birth education – the perfect blend of nature and science. My husband felt so comfortable, confident and excited after. Nadine is real, no BS and gave us practical tools (good for the blokes) and reaffirmation that I was born to birth beautifully.’
'She Births allowed me to learn valuable tools and skills that were paramount during my pregnancy and labour. Being pregnant with my third child meant I wasn't able to attend courses in person because I simply didn't have the time, so having the option to learn at my own pace was so important and valuable.
It was also fantastic for my partner, as he works very long hours, so having the option to login at times that suited us both was very useful and practical.
The videos and content are very professional while also being easy to relate to.
After my first two births, I really wanted to experience a natural waterbirth with my third, but I knew this process would involve a lot of new techniques, all of which were offered via the online course. I will be forever grateful for the continued support.'
"For balance. I am a scientist and like to receive all the information possible from different sources to try and achieve the best and most balanced outcomes. She births gave my husband and I a different perspective on the birthing experience. No ones birthing story will be the same but the more information you have moving forward the more complete your journey can be."
"Nadine Richardson and her course She Births® is a lovely mix of Buddhism, yoga, science, and street sense! Her emphasis on the idea of 'daddy doula' also enables the partner in the equation to step in and feel a stronger connection throughout both the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period."
"She Births was essential in our birth preparation. Without it I am sure my emergency C-Section would not have been as calm. Even though my birth wasn’t what I had hoped for I am so glad I had the knowledge of how I could have some say when it came to my C-section. My silver lining was skin to skin straight afterwards and the baby-led attachment for the first breastfeed. The weekend course was awesome for my partner and I because we learnt how we could work as a team and connect in labour. I ended I having my mum and sisters in the room while I laboured which felt incredibly special and I wouldn’t of done this before taking the She Births course. I am now apart of a soul mumma circle which was been one of the absolute best things to do as having community makes me feel supported. Thanks so much to She Births."
"I wanted a vaginal birth with no epidural and enrolled in a course that would help give me the critical knowledge and skills to create a beautiful birth experience, no matter what unfolded called, @shebirths. The course was impressive and it made me feel so beyond empowered. The strength I felt made me believe that I could do this. That I was going to be a mother, the strongest force to ever walk Earth. I’d read and watched so many birthing stories and knew that whatever happened, we were going to be OK, and we were. Even though my birth plan flipped, it was truly memorable. By using yoga, massage, acupressure, breathing and relaxation techniques that I'd learned in my She Births course, I was able to lower my pain and focus on creating nothing but a positive experience."
I wanted to go to the course and learn about natural birth. It was an amazing experience to bond with Jess and to learn how to support her. Without the course I wouldn’t have known any of those things. The hospital based courses didn’t provide any of that information. Birth was a really beautiful experience. I felt I could really support Jess – not just physically but emotionally too.
She Births® reminds us guys that we don't need to be afraid… I’m not exaggerating when I say that within the space of these two-days, your perspective of giving birth (and possibly your life) will change forever and for the better. Mine did. Nadine is the real deal!
Learning about neuroscience, the body and practical tools in the program empowered me to trust my inner strength and resilience. I now feel psychologically and emotionally stronger and more prepared for life in general. The skills you learn in the She Births® program are not simply birth skills, they are life skills that you use when managing difficult relationships, to high stress in the workplace. I would recommend anyone preparing for labour, birth and parenthood – while trying to manage a busy career – to do this program.
The education I got as the role of the man from the Online Course was incredible. I was empowered to be the doula for a large part of the birth and this was such a revelation. The impact that has had on my parenting and in my relationship with Carla has been extraordinary.
The psychological shift that I had during the course was huge. Us fathers have our own anxieties, worries and concerns that are coming from rational and often irrational places. She Births® for the dads just helps you to be OK with all of that. There might not be an answer for it but there are certainly a lot of techniques and ways to think about things that can help you. Whatever price you are paying know that the emotional rewards, the knowledge and the experience you get is incomparable. I highly recommend it for any father.
I am generally an anxious person, so even though I was so excited to have fallen pregnant, the thought of labour scared the hell out of me.
I found the She Births® Online Course and knew it was the right course for my partner and I. In labour, I was as calm as could be. I found the whole experience empowering, and I have She Births® to thank for that. Even when I was in the incredibly painful transition phase (which I knew all about thanks to the course), I was able to recognise it and use the breathing techniques to help me through it. Thank you, Nadine and the whole team at She Births®.
The path of Parenthood.
We may never feel fully ready for it, but the Yogic path has helped me become the most ready I have ever been.
To nurture my partner in this stage of transformation, to support her and be with her during the magic of birth.
Fathers are so important during birth, fathers are so important during their growth, fathers should work on themselves, so we can be the best version of what we are, just so we can support and empower them. So we can watch they growth so full of Love and Joy. Thank you to @shebirths for empowering me as a partner and as a crucial player in the birth of our son Kai.
Thank you also for all you do (and did for us). Whilst my births weren’t necessarily worthy of “poster child status” with She Births®, they were a million times better than they would have been had we not have met you. The confidence you gave me in birthing was amazing- to be honest, I probably would have gone straight down the path of C-Section if I hadn’t met you, such was my fear.
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