Discover She Births® Newcastle Weekend Course

Comprehensive Antenatal Classes

She Births® is the most comprehensive childbirth education program available – providing you and your partner with a toolkit of skills to support you through pregnancy, labour and your journey into parenthood. Nadine teaching a weekend course.

She Births® is the world's only scientifically verified childbirth education program. We provide you and your partner with a toolkit of skills to support you through pregnancy, labour and your journey into parenthood.​

We cover everything you need to know about the birth process and how you and your partner can work together as a team by using active birthing, yoga, massage, acupressure, breathing, relaxation techniques and more, to reduce pain and achieve a safer and faster delivery. We also discuss nutrition and ways to prepare your body for an optimal birth and recovery.
She Births® is the first and only childbirth education program in the world that is scientifically verified to lower epidural rates (65%), caesarean section rates (44%) as well as resuscitation of babies (53%) and even shorten labour by 32 minutes. Find out more about this ground-breaking randomised controlled trial here, which was published in the British Medical Journal.

Upcoming Weekend Course Dates

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19 – 20 NOV, 2022: Weekend Course with Nichola: $797, NEWCASTLE

Deposit of $397. 2-day course taught on Saturday & Sunday 9:30am – 5.30pm Ideally between 22 and 36 weeks gestation Courses with She Births® Educator Nichola are $797 per couple inc. GST. This also gives...

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She Births®, when compared to hospital courses, is proven to create a...

65% Reduction In Epidural

44% Reduction In C-Section

50% Reduction In Augmentation

53% Reduction In Resuscitation

About The Weekend Course

Your Educator: Our antenatal classes are run by Nadine Richardson, Founder of She Births®, and a team of passionate Certified Educators, who also work as highly skilled Midwives or Doulas.

Course Outline: Rest assured the course is incredibly comprehensive. View the full Weekend Course outline here.

When To Book: We recommend that you book to attend a course as early as possible between 22-36 weeks gestation is ideal. We want to give you and your partner lots of time to put into practice all you have learnt, plus have a more relaxed pregnancy.

Group Sizes: Spaces are limited, especially in our regional spaces, so please register as soon as possible. We keep our group sizes small so that you benefit from an intimate environment with plenty of time for questions but also big enough for you to meet and mingle with other awesome families. Our Sydney course can sell out months in advance, don’t miss out book in today!

Instant access to valuable resources: Upon payment, you and your partner will receive access to our in-depth Online Resources via desktop and the She Births® App.

Secure your spot today: Deposits and payment plans can be created upon request. We accept bank deposit, credit card, ApplePay and PayPal. 

Waitlist: Our weekend childbirth classes often sell out in advance. If a course is sold out please contact us to join the waitlist.

She Births® Certified Educator for Newcastle

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Nichola Kinnane

The birth of your baby is one of the first experiences you will have working together as a family, and the resources you draw on and how you negotiate and support each other can be an empowering and beautiful experience.

I am honoured to share the She Births® program which offers you all the tools that you will need to navigate your birth experience. The knowledge you gain at She Births® will empower you to negotiate internal and external challenges, and will enable you to connect and communicate effectively so that you can create a beautiful birth experience, no matter what unfolds.

Working as a doula I have seen how each couple’s journey is unique. I am constantly in awe of the strength women have when birthing their babies, and I am moved by the tenderness and love that comes from the partners and support team. Together we will demystify birth, explore the physiological process as well as the transformative process, and enable you to work with your body and your team you can have a positive and safe experience.

I moved from Sydney to the Mid North coast a few years ago with my family for a change of pace and have been enjoying working and building community in Newcastle. I now have a balance between Newcastle city/beach life and retreat/country life which is the best of both worlds and the kids can enjoy exploring nature and the benefits of being in the city. I love the beach, yoga and exploring new eateries now things have opened up post covid. I am passionate about serving women and providing education to those who would not be typically be able to access supports due to systemic disadvantage.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Counselling
  • Cert IV in Doula Support Services
  • Cert IV in Training & Assessing
  • Diploma of Health Science (Holistic Kinesiology)
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Course Location: Base Health and Community in Newcastle

The Base Health and Community aims to  promote positive outcomes for clients and the community, through a commitment to base values of connection, belonging, adaptation and community. More info on Base Health location here.

The space is light and airy and classes are intimate which ensures everyone has their own space to safely move around and be comfortable.

During breaks there are various areas to use – including a light filled courtyard.

Adequate free parking in surrounding streets, kitchen facilities and amenities.

There are lots of accommodation options closeby to join for a Babymoon too!

 

Location: Tudor St, Newcastle West

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Local Tips From Your Educator​

Whether you are a local, or just visiting, we highly recommend connecting with these local community providers to support your pregnancy:
 
Yum Mum Tum: Maternity and postpartum garments perfectly fitted to you and your lifestyle. If you’re here for a while duck in and say ‘hi’ to Gemma. She’ll pour you a cup of tea, discuss all things breastfeeding, find you the perfect fitting clothes and you’ll leave feeling like a goddess!
 
Best Beaches In Newcastle: Take a morning walk on one of the many beaches in the beautiful region.
Looking towards Bar Beach from Anzac Bridge
Bar Beach
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Nobby's Beach Pavilion
Newcastle Beach from the walklway
Newcastle Beach
Bar Beach from Dixon Park Newcastle
Bar Beach
 
Light Years Asian Diner: Make a weekend of it and book in for delicious dinner after at Lightyears. Close by on Beaumont St.
 

Highly Recommended Chiro: Chiropractor  Felicity Cook specialises in pregnancy and postnatal. Nichola, your Newcastle Educator recommends her to local families who rave about her. Booking in advance is recommended.

Highly Recommended Lactation Consultant: IBCLC Emma Maher, specialises in supporting women in their breastfeeding journey. She offers a midwifery, nursing and family health background with deep empathy and knowledgeable support. You will find her on instagram too as Empowered Lactation with Emma

Kind Words

I can’t recommend this course enough! We left feeling so much more prepared.

Nichola was a superb teacher. She really helped my partner understand how he could help

Francis

Brilliant course. We enrolled in the weekend birth course to prepare us for the birth of our second child. She Births® reframed the whole birth concept for me - it reframed “pain” in context of what my body would be doing which resonated with me. Together with practical techniques to use, I finished the course looking forward to my birth experience.

Mayling (via FB)

Upcoming Weekend Course Dates

Nichola-Educator-Event-Images

19 – 20 NOV, 2022: Weekend Course with Nichola: $797, NEWCASTLE

Deposit of $397. 2-day course taught on Saturday & Sunday 9:30am – 5.30pm Ideally between 22 and 36 weeks gestation Courses with She Births® Educator Nichola are $797 per couple inc. GST. This also gives...

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CPD Endorsed activity. Australian College of Midwives.

The She Births® Weekend Course is endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives