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.
Your Educator: Our Weekend Courses 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.
When to book: We recommend that you book to attend a course as early as possible between 22-36 weeks gestation. 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 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 but also big enough for you to meet and mingle with other awesome families.
Cost: $697 per couple for Educator-run courses and $997 per couple for courses run by founder, Nadine Richardson. Payment plans available.
Upon paying your deposit of $297 you and your partner will receive access to our in-depth Online Resources via desktop and the She Births® app
By enrolling in the She Births® program you do not need to attend any hospital or other antenatal courses.
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.
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.
The course has also been recognised by the British Medical Journal after the 2016 study showed a 65% reduction in epidural rates and a 44% reduction in caesareans.