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EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION
The She Births® method allows a deep transformation to take place within every couple. The process fosters a sense of trust in birth and security in each other. Not only are these factors critical to creating a more natural and beautiful birth experience, but also in creating the foundation for stronger, more resilient families going forward.
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.
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 inside and out for an optimal birth.
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 study here, which was published in the British Medical Journal.
She Births® welcomes all families – solo mums, same sex couples, elective caesarean and elective epidural mums. With the right preparation, everyone can create a beautiful birth, no matter what unfolds.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Your Educator: Our Weekend Courses are run by Nadine Richardson, founder of She Births®, and a team of passionate She Births® Certified Educators, who also work as highly skilled midwives or doulas.
When to book: We recommend that you book to attend a course between 22-36 weeks gestation – this will give you and your partner time to put into practice everything you have learnt. Spaces are strictly limited and sell out in advance 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.
Cost: $697 – $997 per couple.
Upon paying your deposit of $297 you receive access to our 4 Resource areas – Opening, Believing, Transforming, Integrating.
WHAT YOU GET
- An engaging Weekend Course (two full days, approx. 9am – 5.30pm) for you and your partner, delivered by one of our expert Educators, that covers a comprehensive range of topics.
- A 100+ page She Births® Complete Guide featuring content covered over the weekend, plus additional information, to help you integrate and practice what you’ve learnt.
- With our comprehensive toolkit of knowledge and skills you will be able to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the conflicting advice in various books and online.
By enrolling in the She Births® program you do not need to attend any hospital or other antenatal courses.
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.
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98% of She Births® couples say the program allowed them to create a beautiful birth no matter what unfolded
“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.
What if I need to change course dates?
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.
What if I need to cancel?
Cancellation of your course will not provide you a refund on the ‘non refundable’ deposit nor on the full amount if that has been paid. We cannot refund any digital transactions/purchase i.e. the online course (valued at $197) or the digital products we deliver upon payment of deposit for the Weekend Course (valued at $197 or $297).
If there is a medical emergency (providing a doctor’s certificate) and if spaces are available you may be able to transfer to another course date.
You can also transfer the $697 towards a Private Program with your Educator – and pay the outstanding balance of approx. $300.
If you need to change or cancel the group course because of a scheduled c-section, premature labour or hospital admission then course fees are transferred to usage of the Online Course plus a Private Mentoring Session with your Educator face to face or on Skype.
A transfer to the Online Course plus a Belly Belt/Rebozo package is another alternative if the Educator is unable to schedule a Mentoring Session. Please remember that we need to cover our administration time and will charge accordingly.
What if I am not bringing my partner to the course?
If you are a single mum please contact us directly to see if we can arrange a private Solo Mums course with others. We need 2 – 3 mums to make this happen.
Do I need to do the hospital antenatal course as well or any other type of course?
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.
What unique methods does She Births® use?
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.
When is the best time to book?
What if I need to have a caesarean?
What if I have a low lying placenta at my first scan - should I still register?
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.