What to Expect
We are so excited to bring this masterclass to the families of Brisbane, jam packed with quality information on the hot topics when preparing for birth and the postpartum period.
What do I need to know about birthing my baby? Is there more I need to know other than the theory and anatomy of labour and birth? What can I do to make my birth a positive and welcoming experience for me, my baby and my family?
Session 1 - Preparing for Labour
Caitlin Dyer (Mother Down Under) a postpartum doula and hypnobirthing educator
Janet Purcell (Birthplace) a registered nurse and birth environment expert
Session 3 - Pain Relief Options
Corinne Mawn - Birth Centre Midwife
Christine Percy (Go Mum! Group Fitness) a pregnancy and postnatal fitness trainer
Our speakers include:
Caitlin Dyer (Mother Down Under) a postpartum doula and hypnobirthing educator.
Janet Purcell (Birthplace) a registered nurse and birth environment expert.
Corinne Mawn - Birth Centre Midwife
Christine Percy (Go Mum! Group Fitness) a pregnancy and postnatal fitness trainer.
Where: Arana Hills Church of Christ
2 Bringelly Street, Arana Hills
Downstairs Hall - look for FBC Banner
When: Saturday 2 June, 2018.
Bring: Chairs are ergonomic but a cushion might be nice for pregnant mums.
Please advise of any dietary requirements by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org when booking.
Buy your tickets here
Our final antenatal information evening for 2017 is on the topic of Child Safety.
Do you have questions about safe sleeping. Maybe your little one is now on the move and you need to baby proof the house?
Kidsafe will talk to us about safety in the home, car and out and about. They have pretty much seen it all so come and pick their brains and get their top tips for keeping kids safe.
The Baby Wearing Practice will also be there to share the advantages of baby wearing as well as show us the safest way to carry our children in a carrier. They will also be able to answer questions on the best type of carrier for your family.
All attendees receive a free Bao Bag with goodies and info.
Bring a gold coin donation and enjoy some supper.
Lucky door prizes and a raffle will also take place on the night.
Thursday 30 November
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Chermside Library Meeting Rooms
Our free information evenings continue with the popular topic of Preparing For Birth.
We have 3 expert guest speakers lined up that will provide practical information on:
Our mega mid-year raffle is now on! Funds raised will be used to purchase much needed resources for the Birth Centre such as books for the parent library and birthing aids. If you have had a wonderful experience at the Birth Centre or wish to support maternity choices for women, then please support us by purchasing some raffle tickets or becoming a Friend.
GRAB YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS NOW
Please support those businesses that have supported this event:
Go Mum! Group Fitness: www.gomumgroupfitness.com.au
Ideal Birth: www.idealbirth.com.au
Calmbirth Brisbane: http://www.calmbirthbrisbane.com.au/about-suzanne/
Our March Antenatal Info Night is almost booked out (10 spots left). You can still book here https://healingmumgrowingbub.eventbrite.com.au.
At each info night we draw a raffle with prizes generously donated by our sponsors. Please support these small businesses that support FBC.
Our March Info Night Raffle has some great prizes:
We are thrilled to announce that our popular antenatal information series is back for 2017.
These free information evenings provide advice from expert speakers on topics not covered by hospital antenatal classes. You don't have to be a Birth Centre mum to attend as we want to support as many women and their families as possible during this special time in their lives.
Here is the schedule for sessions this year. Please note that these dates and topics may change and we will keep you updated via our Facebook Page , Closed Group and newsletter so make sure you connect with us!
Monday 6 March - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Healing Mum, Growing Baby:
Preparing for Birth:
Monday 4 September - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Monday 13 November - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your skills in a way that allows you to give back to the community?
Imagine doing this, as well as meeting and working with some amazing women at the same time!
Sounds great, right? We would love for you to join us at our AGM later this month and show you how you can do exactly that!
An opportunity exists for you to help set the direction of Friends of the Birth Centre for 2015, and be a part of helping to create events such as the 20th Birthday party of our wonderful Birth Centre.
There are so many ways that you can help, from cake stalls, helping out at the Pregnancy, Babies & Children's expo, advertising, contributing your voice to our online magazine, and so much more!
Any contributions are welcome, whether large or small, and we encourage as many of you as possible to come and join in the discussion.
So come and see us on January 31st and find out how you can help!
Let's get ready for a fantastic 2015 for Friends of the Birth Centre!
Did you know that Friends of the Birth Centre will be at the Pregnancy Babies and Children's Expo - Pop by to see us! We have very cool merchandise, amazing raffle prizes and passionate mums and BC midwives ready to answer all of your questions!
The expo is being held June 20-22 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at Southbank.
We would love to see you there!
Venue: Toombul Shire Hall, 1141 Sandgate Rd, Nundah QLD 4012
Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Tickets prices: $10 Student $12 Online standard price $15 At the door standard price
Join the FBC as they host the screening of this award winning documentary. Birth Story tells the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, who began delivering each others babies in 1970, on a caravan of hippie school buses, headed to a patch of rural Tennessee land. Ina’s journey stands in start contrast to the medicalisation of birth in contemporary society and this rollicking film brings the joy and inspiration.
The Pregnancy, Babies & Children's (PBC) Expo is held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre at South Bank on the 21st, 22nd & 23rd of June. This mammoth event brings all the information, products and ideas you could want as an expectant mother or new parent under the one roof. Collect your free ticket.
The Friends Of The Birth Centre are holding their annual stall and this year looks to be bigger than ever. Attended by committed FBC volunteers and obliging midwives we are hoping to spread the word amongst Brisbane's expectant mothers about the great facilities and word class care available at the RBWH Birth Centre.
Drop by, say 'Hi' and grab a raffle ticket to win great prizes and our hearts!
If you are attending please stop by and say hello or feel free to volunteer your time on the stall and share your positive experiences with the Birth Centre. We are also holding a spectacular raffle with the main prize on offer a Spectra Dew 350 Breast Pump & Cooler Carrier Bag valued at $230. Second prize is an Aquatic Achievers Gift Card (for use at any location valued at $160 and third prize is the delicious All Natural Honey & Honeycomb Pamper Pack valued at $80. By your tickets at the stall for $2 each or 3 for $5.
The Friends of the Birth Centre Committee will be meeting on the 15th to discuss committee business. Updates about the new website, a debrief concerning the cake sale and plans for the upcoming Pregnancy and Baby Expo are all items to be covered. Please email email@example.com if you have any matters you would like raised or wish to attend.
Our FBC Committee Members will keep you updated on the various fundraising, consumer representative and information events they participate in during the year.