The birth of your baby (especially if you are expecting your first child) is a major milestone in your life. It is an amazing journey that can encompass joy and excitement, but also anxiety and even fear.
Take the time to really prepare for this incredible emotional and physical experience by enrolling in one of our Lamaze courses at the lovely MAMA Centre in Caulfield or Kensington.
You’ll leave feeling empowered, informed, confident and excited about the imminent arrival of your beautiful baby!
Lamaze Childbirth Education Courses
Having your first baby can be a time of worry, stress and feeling overwhelmed (not to mention feelings of excitement and anticipation!).
Our Lamaze childbirth education course will not only give you the essential information and practical tools you need to feel confident and prepared for your birth experience, but it will also provide you with important and relevant local information about giving birth here in Melbourne.
Lamaze education and practices are based on the best, most current medical evidence available. They can help reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and improve overall outcomes for mothers and babies. Millions of pregnant women around the world have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using Lamaze practices.
Forming the foundation of the organisation are the Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices. These evidence-based practices, adapted from the World Health Organisation, promote, protect and support natural, safe and healthy birth.
Lamaze takes the mystery out of childbirth. It helps you better understand how your body works and what you can do to benefit yourself and your baby during the childbirth process. Lamaze helps you feel more prepared, confident and empowered about your birth.
Two-hour infant first aid and CPR course
The course is taught by experienced paramedics (and mums!) and you will learn how to perform CPR, and learn to be prepared for a number of emergencies including; choking, breathing problems and burns. You’ll also receive a comprehensive set of handouts to take home. You’ll benefit from the experience of ambulance paramedics, who are also the parents of young children. This is vital information that every parent needs to know and we are confident that this course will provide you with much needed peace of mind!
If you are booked in for our Saturday 2-session weekend course, you will do the first aid/CPR course at the beginning of the second Saturday session, from 11am – 1pm, at MAMA Kensington.
If you are booked in for our Thursday night series, you will do your first aid/CPR course on a Saturday morning at MAMA Kensington.
The Fourth Trimester
Unlike most childbirth education courses, Lamaze also covers the early postpartum period, also known as “The Fourth Trimester”! Our classes will provide you with practical and important information about what to expect in those early days, weeks and months following the birth of your baby.