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Our Classes

EMOG offers boutique antenatal classes for groups of up to five couples.

Please contact EMOG for bookings and further information.

Active birth workshop

This workshop provides the perfect foundation and essential information in preparing you for your birth.

Topics covered include:

  • Stages of labour and when to contact the hospital birth suite
  • Spontaneous labour
  • Process of induction
  • Vaginal birth: normal vaginal delivery and assisted delivery (vacuum and forceps)
  • Caesarean section
  • Options for pain relief

As part of the class, Fitwise Physiotherapy will conduct a practical birth skills session including instruction on:

  • Relaxation and breathing awareness
  • Birth ball positions
  • Massage
  • TENS demonstration
  • Effective pushing techniques
  • Pelvic floor and postnatal recovery

Presented by our midwife, Prue Hartley of East Melbourne Obstetrics & Gynaecology (EMOG)

Time: 5.45pm – 9.30pm
Cost: $350 (Private health rebate may apply)
Light refreshments will be provided
For bookings contact (03) 9416 1205

Safety sleep & settling workshop

Ensuring your baby is settled and receives the best sleep is the foundation to having a healthy baby and healthy mother.
This workshop provides you with the skills, techniques and tips so you can confidently safely sleep and settle your baby. It will work wonders!

Topics covered:

  • Infant CPR and first aid
  • Introduction to breastfeeding
  • SIDS prevention
  • Adjusting to life as a parent

Understanding the why and the how to help your child sleep better

  • Baby sleep patterns
  • Foundations for healthy sleep
  • Optimising the sleep environment
  • Setting techniques
  • How to swaddle safely

Presented by midwife, Prue Hartley of East Melbourne Obstetrics & Gynaecology (EMOG) in conjunction with Kate Johnson from Babysomnia.

Time: 5.45pm – 9.30pm
Cost: $300
Light refreshments will be provided.
For bookings contact (03) 9416 1205

My caesarean birth

This informative workshop will provide up-to-date information, answer questions and provide sensible guidelines on how best to plan and prepare for your caesarean birth.

Topics covered:

  • What to bring to hospital
  • Signs of labour and what to do (planned or emergency)
  • Preparation for caesarean section and what to expect
  • Risks involved with abdominal surgery
  • Partner support during caesarean section
  • Skin to skin and when to start breastfeeding
  • Having a caesarean section with a epidural or combined epidural and spinal anaesthetic
  • Immediate post birth care and pain management
  • Non separation in recovery
  • Common post caesarean recovery questions

Presented by midwife, Prue Hartley of East Melbourne Obstetrics & Gynaecology (EMOG).

Time: Wednesday evenings
Duration: 1 hour private workshop with midwife Prue Hartley
Cost: $150 per couple (Private health rebate may apply)
Light refreshments will be provided
For bookings contact (03) 9416 1205 

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