A private course is taught over 8 hours, often broken into 2 classes of 4 hours each.
To arrange a private course or mentoring with founder Nadine Richardson you will need to apply directly to our office via email: [email protected].
To arrange a private course or mentoring with one of our Certified She Births® Educators please complete the registration form and we will be in touch with availability.
Once dates are confirmed with your Educator, you can pay a deposit plus balance the week prior. Resources are emailed to you upon payment so that videos and other materials can be watched in preparation for your course, then accessed for continued learning, just like our Weekend Course and Online Course participants.
A private course or mentoring session allows couples to ask specific questions about their birth and be able to work with their individual needs, at a time that suits them.
An intensive She Births® course can be conducted in 2 sessions of 4hrs or a single 8hr day. The same content of our face-to-face group courses is taught, however we suggest couples watch some of the She Births® videos at home prior using the Full Online Program. All private couples receive the Essential Resource Package as per group courses.
The basic Private She Births® program with our Certified Educators is charged at $1,395 inc. GST per couple. A private program with the creator of She Births®, Nadine Richardson is only available upon request (POA). A quick check-in consult closer to your due date is often chosen by couples, can be scheduled face to face or on Skype and is charged separately.
‘I just wanted to let you know that the She Births® Private Course that we both did with you were so helpful in birthing Barney. As well as your amazing prenatal yoga. I had a beautiful home birth with Scott, the midwifes and my 2 sisters….It was incredible and I feel blessed. So thank you, the work you are doing is wonderful and I hope many more women will be touched by your wisdom.’
‘After our She Births® Private 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.’
‘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.’
Ideal for couples or mums in preparation for their second or third birth or as an alternative to attending a Refresher She Births® Course.
A mentoring session can also be the perfect adjunct to completing the She Births® Online Program so that your partner can practice all the practical She Births® tools for birth like massage, acupressure, rebozo and more. If you need to plan for a Family Centred & Immune Supportive Caesarean Section then a 2hr mentoring session is also ideal.
Mentoring Sessions can be booked directly with an Educator of your choice through their Bio pages. They are charged between $80 – $100 per hr depending on region. Mentoring sessions with Nadine Richardson are available in Bondi or via Skype (POA).
A minimum 2 hr booking is required.
Similar to a Mentoring Session, our Refresher program is available to couples who have attended She Births® previously. Ideal for Mums and partner who would like to reconnect with each other, rehearse all of the massage, breathing, yoga and acupressure techniques as well as prepare consciously for their next birth.
Some couples choose to attend the full She Births® Weekend Course with Nadine at half price and this is recommended if your first birth was complicated or you are now preparing for a VBAC. Other couples may attend half the weekend course in consultation with Nadine prior, at a quarter of the price. If you would prefer to prepare privately or have limited time then a Mentoring Session could work too.
These sessions are available for mums or couples who have unresolved questions about the unfolding of their birth experiences.
Sometimes mums feel trauma, sadness, grief or shame when birth did not go to plan or when things changed dramatically or quickly. Although we plan for this as best we can at She Births®, it is important to acknowledge, process and feel content with your birth experience postpartum.
After de-briefing with your caregivers unresolved feelings may still be present. Even challenges experienced early postpartum with breastfeeding or family issues continue to be carried within our psyche and in our relationships with ourselves, our children and our partners. Indeed, postpartum depression, although deeply entwined with our genetics and dramatic endocrine changes, is also linked to our experience of birth and the great change in identity as a woman. It is possible to understand, to heal and feel free with the right support and presence.
Dr Rakime Elmir of Western Sydney University has found that birth changes men. Those who are unprepared for birth can display symptoms of PTSD, including aggression, hypervigilance and detachment.
NEED HELP EXPLAINING SHE BIRTHS® TO YOUR PARTNER?
“She Births® prepares women with more realistic ideas of what to expect during labour” – Jessica Turner, 10 Eyewitness News
The course has been recognised by the British Medical Journal after the 2016 study showed a 65% reduction in epidural rates and a 44% reduction in caesareans.
It is only possible to change course dates if there is a medical emergency and availability. Movement between courses is generally not possible as our course numbers are strictly limited and we fill up very quickly. We require a minimum of 4 weeks notice to try and make this happen.
Cancellation of a Weekend Course:
Payment of the $297 deposit is non-refundable. This deposit covers our administration costs as well as access to the online Weekend Course Resources.
Refund of the remaining balance is at the discretion of The Birthing Institute.
Other options (eg. in the case of scheduled c-section, premature labour or early hospital admission) can be:
If spaces are available you may be able to transfer to another course date.
Payment can be put towards a Private Program with your Educator.
Payment can cover access to the Full Online Program + products from our shop or private mentoring.
It is up to the individual and how much information you would like to have. However, we find that most She Births® couples only attend our 2 day program. We highly recommended that you take a tour of your hospital and attend any talks they offer on early parenting, bathing, breastfeeding. There is also Dr Howard Chilton’s (neonatologist) at The Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney offered for free on Thursdays.
The whole of She Births® is unique – there is no other ‘yoga based philosophy’ program with a multi-disciplinary and evidence based tool kit available in the world. We have a specific language, sequence and process of transformation intrinsic to the program.
She Births® also uses a deep relaxation method created by Nadine Richardson called; Body Mind Integration Techniques (BMIT). The origins of BMIT are found in the ancient practice of yoga nidra, which is a yogic method for aligning with the highest truth or in modern terms, subconscious mind change.
BMIT is a body based relaxation and hypnosis style process. It is unique from other forms of hypnosis because it is based on very deep physical connection and encourages our 4th state of awareness, transcendence. Nadine has practiced and taught yoga for over 20 years and created the unique She Births® visualisations to help women overcome their fears of giving birth and to enable them to stay ‘within their bodies’ throughout birth.
As well as teaching BMIT we also encourage women to actively embrace the sensations of labour using specific movement and breath work that will increase the bodies natural endorphins, ie. pain killers.
We recommend attending a course between 22-36 weeks gestation.
All the techniques and principles learnt in She Births® are applicable to any birth experience or outcome and highly beneficial to practice during pregnancy. Our booklet also has the most up to date information on how you can create a family centred immune supportive caesarean with your caregiver. We include the most up to date information on how to boost your child’s immune system and how you can recover quickly post surgery.
All the techniques and principles learnt in She Births® are applicable to any birth experience or outcome including a caesarean. They are also highly beneficial to practice during pregnancy because they will allow you to feel calmer throughout and prepared for any birth outcome.
It is often the second or third and sometimes even a scan after 35 weeks that is the deciding factor for your birth. It is important to remember that the majority – in fact over 90% of placentas move up and out of the way for a vaginal birth, because the lowest quadrant of your uterus grows at the very end of pregnancy and draws it away from the cervix.
Don’t miss out on She Births! We can help you and your partner be fully prepared for your birth experience, however it unfolds. Please ask your She Births® Educator for the specific yoga postures and techniques to avoid, and those that will encourage the movement upwards of your placenta. We have huge success with this over the last 10 years.
Yes! We can get all the resources, book and videos to you prior to the course. This means that you can learn the content you need and start to make all the important changes required. Then the face to face course becomes your consolidation and practice for your partner to be able to support you fully. Please phone us to make sure we know and we can get resources to you ASAP.
Some couples choose to do more than one full birthing course and thoroughly enjoy their time spent at each one. However, if you have already done a full independent course and just discovered She Births® don’t panic! You might be able book into a short private session to cover any gaps.
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