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The educational guide to caesarean birth and recovery that encourages you to advocate for your preferences and plan a positive birth experience
You may already know what day your baby will be born but no doubt you have many questions about the operating theatre, pain relief and your recovery.
If you want to know about:
You’ve come to the right place.
Featuring 4 audio modules with perinatal health specialists and 3 breathing and relaxation tracks, you’ll be given the information, skills and confidence to plan and prepare for birth.
And so much more.
Let’s look at exactly what you’ll learn inside the program.
Your birth preparation starts with a detailed guide to caesarean birth:
You’ll learn all about being an active participant in the operating theatre:
In this episode, you’ll be given a day-by-day guide to caesarean birth recovery:
A wealth of wisdom on:
Simple breathing practices to help you slow down and connect with your body, your breath and your baby.
We’ve detailed the main points from each audio module so you can sit back and listen without needing to take notes.
A step-by-step template so you can write a thorough and organised birth plan and advocate for your birth preferences.
A simple breathing practice to help you slow down and connect with your body, your breath and your baby.
The perfect relaxation to listen to the night before your planned caesarean to help settle your nerves.
A beautiful guided relaxation that reduces stress and encourages deep rest.
An essential list for you and your partner so you’ve got everything you need for your hospital stay and caesarean recovery.
I birthed our beautiful girl almost 2 weeks ago completely drug and complication-free. Even if my birth went completely different I would have felt the same way — completely confident in my body, all because of your incredible work. No one knows what the journey ahead looks like with a newborn but after listening to the birth class modules, my partner and I had a lot more confidence in ourselves. Thank you so much.
You've given me so many tools and knowledge to take to the hospital with me, I live in regional NSW and have very limited resources available without a massive drive. Your work has been so valuable to me and I can't thank you enough.
I walked around the block, bounced on the fit ball in the sunshine and listened to Australian Birth Stories on my EarPods for a few hours while I breathed through contractions. At 5pm we called my Mum to pick up our toddler and then called the birth suite. My waters broke on the living room floor and my partner and I had a harrowing drive to the hospital, where it turned out I was 10cm dilated! Willa was born 7 minutes after we arrived, with no intervention. This was such a different birth from my first, who was induced 10 days after my waters broke at 36 weeks. Thank you for creating The Birth Class, it helped me dance and move through my contractions. You provide such a wonderful resource with no judgement, which is so important.
Over the last 9 months as I was preparing for my third birth I was really looking for as many resources as possible to educate myself on my options for this birth. I decided to purchase The Birth Class when I was 32 weeks pregnant and my husband and I spent the last 8 weeks of my pregnancy listening to it during our weekend drives up to the beach. From active birth positions, the importance of rest between contraction and breathing techniques, the class was great at preparing my husband and I... The TENS machine I used with this labour was AMAZING and I’m so cross I didn’t use it with my first 2 births. I also used the purple line in labour to avoid internals in the hospital and it was great and I avoided any internal checks in birth suites. Thank you once again my third child’s birth story is something I will always cherish and feel immense pride about.
There’s no time limit on The Birth Class. Listen as many times as you like in this pregnancy and come back to it in the years to come.
Convenient Audio Format
Listen on your babymoon road trip, when you’re relaxing in the bath or on your morning walk around the neighbourhood. You’re one-touch away from preparing for a positive birth experience.
Affordable Access to Expert Advice from Perinatal Health Specialists
A unique opportunity to listen to a range of pregnancy and birth experts so you can make informed choices that are best for you.
Hi there, I’m Sophie — host of the top-rated weekly podcast Australian Birth Stories (5 million downloads and counting), creator of educational programs for pregnancy and motherhood, and mother to 3 boys under 7.
I have a Masters in Public Health, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve been deeply interested in babies and birth; a fascination that only amplified when I became pregnant with my eldest son, Niko.
Despite planning for a drug-free birth centre birth, what unfolded was a lengthy 36 hour labour with a hospital transfer, induction, epidural, episiotomy, forceps, and a postpartum haemorrhage....
I feel that it’s never too early to start educating yourself on the process of labour, and birth. Even if you’ve done it all before.
Generally, it’s a good idea to begin some form of education for you and your birth partner by about 20-24 weeks with the aim to have your labour preparation finished by 34 weeks. This gives you time to process what you have learned and think about how you will implement it on the day your baby arrives.
In saying that you have lifetime access to The Birth Class so you can grab it now and listen as many times as you like.
The breathing exercises and meditation are for pregnancy so you can start them as soon as you like.
Ideally, you should start birthing classes towards the end of your second trimester and aim to have them completed by 34 weeks.
Birthing classes teach you about the physiological process of birth which helps you to understand exactly what the body does in labour. With this understanding comes trust in the body’s natural ability to birth. Alongside this education, we teach a range of breathing and sound techniques and mindset tools you can use to navigate labour and birth, skills that are beneficial for birthing women and their support partners. Beyond this foundational knowledge, we discuss the range of pain relief options available for labour (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological), the risks and benefits of inductions and interventions, and what you can expect from a caesarean birth. We also discuss the hours after birth and how they’re affected by the type of birth you had and how you choose to feed your baby.
Research shows that a positive birth experience – regardless of where and how a woman is birthing – is dependent on two things: the birthing woman being able to make informed decisions and those decisions being supported and respected by her care provider.
Birthing classes give you accessible evidence-based information, language to confidently discuss your birth preferences with your care provider and practical skills to navigate labour and birth. If you want a positive birth experience, birthing classes are essential.
Childbirth classes encourage you to get prepared for birth. They start the conversation between you and your birth partner about your priorities and intentions for birth, they help you understand the process of birth and give you skills so you can approach labour, birth and postpartum with calm and confidence.
It’s a really great idea to understand what happens in your body during labour so you can understand the role of contractions and therefore welcome the pain of labour as good, positive, productive pain. It’s also beneficial to understand your pain relief options so you can make confident and informed decisions in labour. Labour and birth are unpredictable so discussing your preferences for all eventualities is a pro-active step to a positive birth experience.
Our online birth education course, The Birth Class, is $269 and gives you lifetime access to eight audio modules featuring a range of perinatal specialists who discuss everything from the role of hormones in labour, the process of a c-section, breathing and sound skills for labour, achieving a VBAC and what you can expect from the hours after birth.
You and your partner can listen where you’re most comfortable and when you’ve got the time and energy to absorb the information and consider how you want to plan for your birth. It’s a personal and intimate form of education that doesn’t involve uncomfortable group workshops or the time pressure of weekend classes. Listen in your own time – in the car, in the bath, on a Sunday morning when you’re in bed drinking tea – and listen as many times as you like. Online birth education starts available conversations between you and your birth partner that will ensure you go into labour with trust in the prices, an understanding of your options and practical skills to navigate all possible scenarios.
This audio series will be available for you to listen to conveniently via the web or through the free Kajabi app which is Apple and Android compatible.
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Due to the nature of an instant access digital product, all sales are final.
No matter how your experience unfolds on the day.
My intention is that this program leaves you feeling encouraged, excited and informed; demystifying the birth process, and freeing you from any fears or confusion you might be feeling as you get ready to meet your baby.
You’ve got this — and your virtual birth team and I have got you covered.
To your beautiful birth,
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