2-day course taught on Saturday & Sunday. 9:30 am – 5.30 pm How far along should you be? Ideally, between 22 and 36 weeks of gestation The full price is $797 per couple. A deposit*...
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.
My strong passion for the world of birth, pregnancy and women’s health started quite young, growing up in a family full of strong inspiring women. This passion led me to study midwifery straight out of school. I very quickly feel in love with caring for women, their families and babies in the most important time in their lives.
I worked as a midwifery group practice midwife for 4 years until I became a mum myself. I absolutely loved this continuity model of midwifery, I love supporting women and their family through what is the most special/important time in their lives.
I now have the privilege and joy of sharing She Births®, to help women in my community create their own unique beautiful birth experiences and parenthood journey. To give women the confidence to be involved in their own pregnancy care and decrease the ever increasing medicalisation of birth. I feel like I can share this beautiful course from the heart through my own midwifery, pregnancy, birth and motherhood journey.
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Working as a dedicated midwife since 2010, I continue to marvel at the intricacies of the human body. With a passion for education, and the desire to help others, I am so excited to be able to bring She Births® to the women and couples of Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula, and the Surf Coast.
Working as a midwife has given me great insight into the power of knowledge. Quality childbirth education is absolutely key in order to experience a positive and empowering birth.
Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood is often a daunting experience for many. Through the She Births® Weekend course, I endeavour to provide women and their partners with all the tools necessary to create a beautiful birth, no matter what unfolds.
I feel incredibly honoured to have been a part of so many births within the Geelong area already, and I can’t wait to share She Births® with even more of you.
If ever there was a time to pause and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit it’s now, during pregnancy.
Why not make the most of this special time as a family of two (soon to be three), and extend your She Births® Weekend Course into a Babymoon in the breathtaking Bellarine Peninsula.
Choose from an idyllic stay by the ocean in Queenscliff or Point Lonsdale. Even Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and Portarlington are just 15 minutes away from our venue!
Simply put, a babymoon is a long weekend of indulgence and blissful timeout, to celebrate your relationship as you prepare for the arrival of your baby.
Of course, you can always stay at a few favourites like Lon Retreat & Spa or The Nest luxury escape or perhaps you could go for something more traditional and in the heart of Queenscliff, like The Vue Grand or Athelstane House?
Here is a collection of our favourite Airbnb listings in the Bellarine Pensinsula area:
The Woods – Ocean Grove
Bower’s Nest – Barwon Heads
Miles Away Shack – Ocean Grove
The Anglers Cabin – Barwon Heads
The Pines – Barwon Heads
Little Chloes – Queenscliff
Barn, Queenscliff – Queenscliff
Ripplinn – St Leonards
The Loft – Marcus Hill
Sea Pilots Cottage – Queenscliff
The Mews Retreat – St Leonards
Bellarine Beachshack – Portarlington
Take a dip in the beautiful beaches, explore the historic seaside villages or enjoy the glorious countryside and gourmet food and wine scene around the Bellarine Peninsula.
Explore quirky Queenscliff which is a lot like a British seaside resort. From its Grand Victorian Heritage buildings, to vintage markets and art galleries. Take a walk around its Historic Forte or its beautiful marina where you can walk up the 40 metre observation tower for spectacular views of Port Phillip bay, Swan bay and all the way over the rip to Mornington Peninsula.
Swim, swim swim. Take a boat ride in Port phillip bay snorkling with the Dolphins and Seals – see if they sense your pregnant belly. There are so many beautiful beaches, bays and rivers. From “surfing haven” 13th beach or SUPing at the river in Barwon Heads, to snorkeling the amazing rockpools of Point Lonsdale or frollicking your way around the shores of Port Phillip Bay in St Leonards, Portarlington and Clifton Springs.
Book in for a treatment at Lon Spa, (we recommend the pregnancy massage, facial and mineral pool) and send your partner to the mineral hot tub spa! You can relax in chairs beside and sip endless herbal teas.
Nurture your body and baby with some delicious food. You are spoiled for choice on the Bellarine Peninsula with endless delicious cafes, wineries and fine dining. Our personal favourites are Basils farm, Merne at lighthouse, Kyosk cafe, Oakdene, 360Q, The Q train, Saltbush Cafe and Bricktown.
Address: Uniting Church Queenscliff – 85 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, Victoria
The course venue is located in the Bay room of the Queenscliff Uniting Church. This is centrally located in the heart of the main street of Queenscliff. This space is the hub of the Queenscliff community where they hold many festivals, art exhibitions, cultural nights and a very cute Op shop.
Its a big, comfortable space with heating and cooling and a big carpeted space for comfortable floor work. Its light-filled with big windows at back of the room looking out onto the community lavender (or sometimes rosemary or sunflowers) labrynth garden.
It’s a 2 min stroll to beautiful cafes and restaurants for our lunch break and even (as i have done many times in the past) a 2 min walk to the beautiful foreshore and bay for a sneaky swim or paddle.
A beautiful relaxed environment to attend the She Births® course and prepare for your birth. There is room to spread out and create as much ‘social distance’ as you like.
Whether you are a local, or just visiting, we highly recommend connecting with these local community providers to support your pregnancy:
The Lon Retreat and Spa – If looking for somewhere magical, relaxing and romantic then can’t go past this place! Located in Point Lonsdale, its 7 luxurious suites are on 200 acres or rural and conservation land, overlooking the ocean and lighthouse. Pamper yourself at the incredible day spa, wander the huge gardens, explore their rotating art exhibitions or laze by the mineral pool and spa sipping herbal tea. It truly is the most incredible place for a babymoon.
Sugglegully – Met with the beautiful Zeynep to get all your babywearing needs sorted. She stocks a variety of babycarriers, slings and wraps and will properly fit it and educate you on how to use it safely and comfortably. She attends regular markets around Vic and stocks online but lives on the Bellarine so if you want the full fit and education i suggest give her a call or email while you’re down this way.
The Hermosa Co – Local mumma of 3 Lydia is dedicated to providing pampering to every mumma. Her clinic in Torquay is your one stop shop for an incredible pregnancy massage (she seriously has healing hands) and her beautiful range of pregnancy, postpartum and baby body products. with her range of products are all handmade from natural ingredients and 100% vegan and cruelty free. Can also purchase from her website and stockists around Australia.
Bricktown – A gorgeous little cafe in the heart of Queenscliff that make the most amazing vegan sandwiches!! perfect spot for some lunch during the course break.
Saltbush Café – Another beautiful little cafe in heart of Queenscliff that has a range of delicious, eclectic mix of all things food. They also have a beautiful little provedore hosting a range of local produce.
Local markets – Every Sat and Sun there are a range of local markets on around all the Bellarine towns. Showcasing all our local farm foods and produce, live music, arts and crafts etc. Keep an eye out for Ket Baker for the most delicious sourdough pastries. Can also buy from her store in Wallington but get in early because she sells out fast!!
Makai Yoga Collective – Andy runs the most beautiful yoga classes from her beachside studio in Ocean Grove. Located in amongst the most divine gardens behind the sand dunes of the OG dog beach. You can practice her beautiful classes while smelling the salty air and listening to the tumbling waves. She does pregnancy, postpartum and mums’ and bub yoga but will also cater for pregnant women in most of her regular classes. Book via her website.
The Sana Co. – Get in touch with the most beautiful group of female naturopaths whilst down this way. They specialise in women’s health, pregnancy and postpartum and will set you up for everything you need for your body to be at its optimum for you and bubs during prenancy. Book an appt at their gorgeous clinic in Geelong or can do appts via zoom.
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
Mayling (via FB)
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