25th March 2018
22 Tenth Avenue Palm Beach (on the corner of Cypress Tce and Tenth Avenue). Look out for the white brick hall!
Early bird single ticket $40, double $60. Non early bird single $50, double $70
Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Event
As a midwife and a nurse we are taught that a Collaborative approach to healthcare results in better outcome. What is a collaborative approach? A collaborative approach to health essentially refers to working with a multidisciplinary team, where each professional provides care/recommendations based on their expertise.
An example of this would be during pregnancy having a primary carer such as a midwife work in collaboration with an obstetrician, a nutritionist or dietician and so forth.
Or another example would be someone experiencing a broken leg. They would see a orthopaedic surgeon. The surgeon would then collaborate with a physiotherapist for recovery, possibly a pain specialist depending on severity and a occupational therapist depending how their injury would impact their home and work life.
You probably are starting to get the picture and it makes sense why this approach yields the best results, after all our bodies are complex systems and we cannot expect one person to specialise in every system. You cannot expect a brain surgeon who has devoted years upon years of time learning the brain to understand the complexities of the digestive system, the kidneys, liver etc. Similarly, you cannot expect a GP in addition to all that he/she learns to have studied gut health, nutrition, breastfeeding physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic..again you see what I’m getting at. So you can see that the body, with all its complexities requires a variety of experts in different areas to provide more thorough care.
How is this relevant to pregnancy?
In addition to your Midwife, Obstetrician or GP, there are a great number of healthcare providers and services that can assist you during conception, pregnancy, birthing and parenting.
The problem isn’t the lack of services, its that there is a general lack of awareness of their existence and the role they play specifically to pre conception, pregnancy, birth and beyond. This lack of awareness in my mind comes from lack of education. I believe it is our job as healthcare professionals to inform our couples of such services. I believe that education is powerful and informed choices can only be made after all the information is presented and lastly I believe when we utilise a Collaborative care approach we get the best results.
This is the core reason why I have created these Events. To bring together a bunch of leading guest speakers with frontline experience and up to date knowledge in the key service areas of conception, nutrition, gut health, birthing breastfeeding, sleep, parenting and holistic health.
It is a unique opportunity to hear from a variety of experts all under the one roof, to ask questions and to seek specific care relevant to individual requirements.
So please come along and share with friends or family that you feel could benefit from this amazing day.
Kates knowledge as a midwife was a brilliant compliment to her Hypnobirthing training. The techniques she taught us enabled us a drug-free birth despite trying conditions. Highly recommended.
Hypnobirthing was an amazing experience for both my partner Renee and I and our beautiful little baby boy Leonardo Phoenix. When we enrolled we were overcome with the love shared by the coordinator Kate whose experience in midwifery and Hypnobirthing made her such an excellent teacher. The classes were an amazing intimate experience in a Yoga studio where we were taught the theory behind it and then got to relax and practice hypnobirthing in such a calming environment. Overall I was very overcome with how great Hypnobirthing classes were for me as a father and a husband to be able to connect on such a deeper level with my wife and for us both to focus on the connection with our little Leo, and it resulted in an absolutely AMAZING experience at birth for us.
I am forever grateful that my husband and I had the opportunity to experience 1:1 hypnobirthing classes with Kate prior to the birth of our first baby. The classes gave me practical, authentic skills that helped me prepare for birth with excitement, and birth my baby with confidence. I think Kate’s extensive experience as a midwife in addition to her hypobirthing background is what makes her classes such a valuable experience. Just attending the classes themselves was a lovely experience because Kate creates such a beautiful, calming and supportive environment to teach in. I have extremely fond memories of the birthing experience my husband and I shared. He was was my rock and Kate’s guidance undoubtedly made my husband the amazing birthing partner that he was. I strongly recommend Kate’s hypnobirthing classes to all expecting parents, if you have any doubts cast them aside and just go for it, it can change your life! With my second baby due soon, I am looking forward to having a refresher course with Kate so that all of our hypnobirthing tools are fresh in our mind. Many thanks again Kate, and look forward to seeing you soon.
Hypnobirthing was a magical experience to have and I can’t imagine birthing any other way. The classes helped me prepare for a completely natural and stress free labour. It helped me to release all fears and actually enjoy the birthing of my baby. I felt empowered and knew that my body was performing the task it was meant to do. The information provided exceded all my expectations. I could not have asked for a better experience and it’s all thanks to Kate at Coastal Birthing and Beyond.
I was hesitant at first about these classes that my wife had booked, but by the end of the first class I was totally onboard, looked forward to each class as my relaxation for the week and loved practising at home. I felt prepared and excited for our birth and how i could best support my wife through this experience.
Hypnobirthing helped me to eliminate all my fears about birth and i found myself excited and eager for the birth of our baby. The classes were extremely helpful and i learnt so much! It really helped my partner know as well his role during labour and how he could support me best and on the day that made it such an amazing bonding experience for us! Highly recommended.”
Amazing very personal sharing of knowledge. Loved having private sessions, loved that kate is an experienced midwife as well as hypnobirthing practitioner. Fantastic, very highly recommended experience!