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Birthing The Parent™ – Prenatal Workshop

Birthing The Parent™ – Prenatal Workshop


Birthing The Parent™ – Prenatal Workshop

Manage your Expectations Early.  Prepare for Parenthood in Pregnancy because Birth is just the Beginning.

In the grand scheme of things, birth is the easy part – there is no epidural for parenthood.

Don’t fool yourself into thinking that childbirth focused classes are the only prenatal option. Why not consider the big picture – the life long job and journey of parenthood ahead of you.

Ever heard other parents say: “no one told me it would be this hard”?

This is often expressed because so much emphasis is placed on the pregnancy and upcoming birth at the expense of focusing on the ‘real deal’ – Parenthood! Whilst most other prenatal classes typically centre around birth preparation and are very much women focused, we recognise that birth is a single milestone moment within an ongoing transformation and very steep learning curve to follow. Once your baby has arrived, the real work begins. So much to learn in so little free time! This is where we can help.

Birthing The ParentTM – Prenatal Program is a unique antenatal workshop which connects expectant parents and empowers you with relevant, practical, and honest information and insight into birth, babies and parenthood. This is your opportunity to:

♥  Prepare emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually for child birth and beyond.

♥  Learn how to care for your newborn and yourself in the early months

♥  Strengthen your partner relationship

♥  Effectively manage the many changes and challenges that new parenthood brings

Don’t be fooled.

Parenthood is the real test.

-The Parents Village-

Birthing the Parent™ focuses on:

  • Managing expectations and embracing uncertainty
  • Physical, emotional and cognitive changes before, during and after birth
  • Birth plans for you and your partner
  • Identity shifts before and after birth
  • Exploring your parenting style
  • Communicating, connecting and strengthening your partner relationship
  • Newborn care, bonding and secure attachment
  • Setting up your support network – your village!
  • Professional, financial and childcare considerations
  • Planning for practical changes to your lifestyle
  • The ‘Fourth Trimester’: postnatal adjustment and early days with baby
  • Parental self-care, looking after your health and well-being

Listen to Psychologist Kirsty Levin and Social Worker Lana Sussman explain their program Birthing The Parent on Kinderling Conversations with Shevonne Hunt.


Delivered either in a group workshop format or as a private couples program, Lana and Kirsty  facilitate evidence-based and dynamic activity and discussion in a down to earth environment.

Option 1 – Group Workshop

2 x 3 hour evenings over 2 weeks – 6pm – 9pm

2019 Dates:

  • January program – 2 x Thursdays, 17th & 24th; 6pm-9pm
  • February program – 2 x Thursdays, 21st & 28th; 6pm – 9pm

Location: Maroubra NSW

Cost: $350 per couple

Option 2 -Private Couples Workshop 

Private/tailored program in your home or our private office


  • 3 x 2 hour evening sessions OR
  • 2 x 3 hour evening sessions OR
  • 1 weekend day from 10am – 4pm

Cost: $395 per couple

Call now to secure your spot!

Research shows that taking time to prepare for parenthood improves parental adjustment, parent-baby interaction, personal and relationship health and satisfaction, as well as infant development through the first year.

-Gottman Institute -PANDA- Beyond Blue-

Testimonials from our program participants

“Very interactive and rich in content…and covered matters that one would never think of normally…The mix of experience in psychology, social work, coupled with experience of motherhood, delivered a very solid knowledge of the topics discussed.” M. Sampson.

“This program was extremely useful as it was parenthood focused, which feels like its lacking in the ‘normal’ market that is otherwise all about the baby.” “This was Fantastic Preparation, almost like sessions of inside information!” P-W Sampson.

“Explained very well by both Kirsty and Lana..a great program! This could help a lot of new parents to know, understand and be prepared for their new born.” H. Ben-David.

”Thank you for holding this workshop..i found the language of love discussion to be a revelation for how to communicate and show my love to my partner.” A. Solano.

“The Birthing the Parent class with Kirsty and Lana was a great experience which I would highly recommend to all parents to be. It gives you a wonderful understanding to all topics, that no one would specifically talk about before you have to make your own experience. So it helps you a lot to calm your fear and anxieties, and understand your babies and your partners needs during this new level of parenthood.” S. Frohwerk.

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