Many pregnant women do not realise the amazing and life changing (in a good way) array of birth education choices!
What birth preparation are you investing in for your family?
You may love doing a specialised, Independent Birth Education Course!
(and this year, you can do one at affordable, not-for-profit prices. This year I (Natalie) am running courses at the Newcastle Birth Movement Project as fundraisers and courses are being prices in alignment with the Movements values! The movement is all about bringing great support to women and families – affordably!).
Meet Natalie Meade, birth counsellor, educator and doula.
What we offer is very unique and special! You can read all about the many advantages of Private Birth Education HERE.
Our courses cover all the key components of the Hospital-Run Birth and Parenting Courses – plus we cover a whole lot of special, fun and relaxing content too!
Ring Natalie (0406 934 645) to discuss and book your course, courses are usually run on Saturday or Sunday
(Please note: If you arrived at this page looking for standard hospital birth/parenting courses – We are NOT affiliated with any hospital. You can ring a local hospital to book their courses – the contact numbers are listed below for your convenience).
NOTE: When you do complete your birth and parenting education with us, we do recommend that you book yourself the birth suite tour with your local hospital (it is free of charge). Here is a link showing the schedule of dates available at the John Hunter Hospital . This allows you to familiarise yourself with your birthing space, which is also happening each time you attend any of your antenatal appointments.
If you do choose to go the standard route – the phone numbers of the local hospitals are listed below:
John Hunter Hospital Parenting Education Classes Bookings: (02) 4016 4595
Maitland Antenatal Classes Bookings: (02) 4939 2092
Newcastle Private Hospital, Phone: (02) 4941 9266.
Free Birth Suite Tour at JHH: to reserve your spot here are the contact details: –
Maternity Service tours are held fortnightly on either a Saturday afternoon or Wednesday evening at John Hunter Hospital.
Phone JHH at: 4016 4595
Their hours are: Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm
Or email their office:
BIRTH TOOL: The flowchart below can assist a newly pregnant woman as she guides and shapes her birth.
“There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ they would brag about it. So should we.”
~Ina May Gaskin, Natural Birth Farm, Midwife of 30 years. (98% of women at the Birth Farm birth naturally and vaginally).