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Coffee & Conversations Mums group at MAMA Kensington
Thursday fortnightly – August 2nd, 16th & 30th from 10.30am-12.30pm. Mums, bubs & their siblings welcome. Gold coin donation – call 03 9376 7474 or register via “contact us” tab on our website
Breastfeeding Drop in day with Cristina at MAMA Kensington
Every Monday 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Cristina is an experienced lactation consultant & midwife who is on maternity leave. She is volunteering her support here at MAMA for women who need help with breastfeeding or baby settling in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Gold coin donation to attend. Just drop in!
Postnatal Day Stays at MAMA Kensington
Every Wednesday & Thursday. Available during this unique day stay…one on one time with our trained professionals & experienced midwives, labour & birth debrief /counselling, breastfeeding advice & support in your chosen method of feeding, comfortable recliners for you to relax & feed your baby, learn baby massage, enjoy bonding with your baby in a supportive, family friendly environment, baby settling techniques & development of individual plans of care for you to take home & try. Medicare rebates available up to six weeks postnatal. For more information call 03 9376 7474 or register via “contact us” tab on our website
*NEW* Maternal & Child Health Nurse at MAMA Kensington
Thursday 16th August 10am – 1pm we have Naomi Brown available here for Maternal & Child Health consultations. Naomi is a midwife, maternal and child health nurse and lactation consultant and she has worked across a range of maternity and early childhood services in Melbourne over the past 6 years. Naomi is passionate about the experience of becoming a parent as well as finding the parenting experience to be an enjoyable one and hopes that she can support you to achieve this. Please contact MAMA for further information & bookings.
Calm Couples Workshop – Emotional & Practical preparation for Expectant Parents.
Thursday’s 9th & 16th August August 6.30-9.30pm. In this workshop you will learn strategies you may need to face the inevitable challenges that come with parenthood, as well as provide a supportive space for you to focus on & clarify the things that are most important to you individually and as a couple so you are more prepared for your birth & early parenting journey. Research tells us that people who are clear about their values in relation to their self, work & relationships and life, are able to navigate a path to parenthood more easily and have fun & joy in through their experience. $110 per person – email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book.
Acupuncture & Massage for Induction & Labour Workshop with Chamundi Phoenix at MAMA Kensington
Monday 13th August 6.30pm – 8.30pm. In this fun, hands on workshop, couples are guided through acupressure & massage techniques to further support each other in preparation for labour & birth. You will give & receive massage with your birth partner, learn specific techniques to promote labour, reduce stress & discomfort and answer any questions on common challenges that arise at this time. The workshop is designed to offer you new tactile skills empowering you to express your care & encouragement in practical and effective ways. You will confidently know how to help and communicate your love to your partner without words. Come along if you are an expectant couple, midwifes or birth professional. The nature of this hands on workshop requires that you work with a partner, so you would need to bring a partner / friend who is also interested in doing the workshop. It works out $50 pp / $100 per partnership 🙂 Call 03 9376 7474 or register via “contact us” tab on our website
Baby Massage Introduction with Louise Paterson at MAMA Kensington & MAMA @ Seaford
KENSINGTON – Wednesday 15th August 11am – 12.30pm.
SEAFORD – Friday 31st August 11am – 12.30pm.
Come & join this popular class with new mums, dads and grandparents too! Topics include: understanding your baby’s cue’s, why touch is important for your baby’s brain development & social awareness & why do baby’s cry?
$70 pp call 03 9376 7474 or register via “contact us” tab on our website
Women’s Birth Debrief Circle
Sunday 26th August 1pm – 3pm (last Sunday of every month). A chance for women to share their birth experience in a safe & nurturing environment. $25 – call 03 9376 7474 or register via “contact us” tab on our website
Birthwell birthright Lamaze Childbirth Education Classes – Presented by Tanya Strussberg of birthwell birthright at MAMA Kensington in September
Saturday afternoons 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th September – 1-4pm. Lamaze International is widely acknowledged to be the gold standard in childbirth education, promoting natural, safe and healthy pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator & member of NACE, Tanya brings her childbirth education classes to MAMA over 5 x 3 hour classes once a week in small groups of no more than 6-7 pregnant women and their partners. Visit https://midwivesandmothers.com.au/services/ under Childbirth Education tab for more information. To book please call MAMA on 03 9376 7474 or register via “contact us” on our website
Active Birth Class at Seaford – Sunday 2nd September 2012 11am – 4pm
Calmbirth classes with Midwives Kelly or Juliana
Calmbirth is a childbirth education program that uses simple and effective techniques to empower the mother to birth her child calmly and without fear. Calmbirth recognises birth as a natural process, and teaches women to use their own inner resources to alleviate fears and tension during pregnancy labour, birth and beyond. Practical skills taught include relaxation, breathing and visualisation, which can be used throughout the family’s day-to-day life.
Calmbirth also teaches support people – partners, friends or family members – techniques to assist the labouring woman.
Classes are in small groups and consist of 12 contact hours in total, run over two full days on a Sunday.
Next dates are:
Sun 9th Sept & Sun 23rd Sept
Sun 14th Oct & Sun 21st Oct
Sun 4th Nov & Sun 11th Nov
For more information call 03 9376 7474 or register via “contact us” tab on our website