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Second Trimester: Weeks 14-27

A comprehensive guide to a 'sweet as' second trimester

Enrollments for this course are currently closed

Welcome to your second trimester! Now that you've started to find your feet on this journey, the decision making begins. The second trimester is often a time that really important decisions are made about your birth and early parenting days, and really good, evidence-based information is needed. Decisions in this trimester include:

  • Where will you give birth?
  • How will you feed your baby?
  • How will you encourage your baby into an optimal position for an easier birth?
  • How can you help your baby start life in a way that supports a healthy immune system for life?
  • Do we really need all this stuff for baby? Is there a cheaper, more environmentally friendly way of parenting?

In this comprehensive guide to the second trimester you'll find easy to understand information that will help your family make informed decisions about important pregnancy, birth and parenting topics, whilst having fun along the way. This course also includes Part 1 of The Birthing Room's Optimal Foetal Positioning sessions, which help encourage your little one into an ideal position for an easier, more straight forward birth experience.

Cost of course:

  • Payment plan: 2 payments of $24/month
  • Or one off payment: $48

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Your Instructor


The Birthing Room Team
The Birthing Room Team

Rosemary and Daniel Joyce

As Rosemary and Daniel become parents to four extraordinary children and Rosemary was working as a registered nurse, a doula and a childbirth educator, they came to realise that although most families expect to have a positive birth experience, a positive birth experience was only experienced by the lucky few. Rosemary and Daniel developed a passion for making evidence-based information available to all expectant families in an easy to understand format. Through their work with The Birthing Room, hundreds of families have become empowered to achieve their own positive, unique birth experience.

As facilitators for The Parenting Place Toolbox Parenting Courses, Daniel and Rosemary have been helping families have positive parenting experiences for almost a decade.

The course material for The Birthing Room Online Classes has been created by Rosemary, with Daniel in charge of technical directing.

Jan Wicksteed

Growing, birthing and breastfeeding her children absolutely changed Jan's view of life. She came into her parenting journey expecting breastfeeding to come naturally. Her grandmothers, mother and aunts had all breastfed, so she expected she would too. Jan had no idea that who she chose as a midwife, where she chose to birth, how relaxed she was in those early weeks would/could affect the type of birth she had and her breastfeeding and mothering experience. Thankfully Jan had a very patient baby who kept letting her know what he needed and between the two of them they worked out their way. It was this experience that inspired Jan to become a childbirth educator and a La Leche League leader (now retired). Like Rosemary and Daniel, Jan agrees evidence-based knowledge and a holistic approach is what New Zealand families need to enjoy an empowered pregnancy, birth and early parenting experience.

We are privileged to have had Jan research and write the breastfeeding information for this course, and look forward to having Jan as part of one of our live Q & A sessions.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
I'm near the end of my pregnancy, am I too late?
Not at all. We're sorry we haven't been able to journey with you earlier, but we'd love to walk alongside you for the rest of the voyage. As this is a self paced course, you can jump into the course at any point. Second Trimester: Weeks 14-27 provides information which will be helpful to families at any stage of pregnancy.
I think I might need a caesarean. Is this the right course for me?
Yes! Our antenatal course is designed to empower all families with evidence-based information to help them have a positive birth experience. Our sessions will help your family make an informed decision about how your baby is born, as well as equip you with lots of great information about pregnancy and parenting.
I'm expecting another baby. Can I still take this course?
Yes! Although the information in this course is aimed at first time parents, you'll be able to pick and choose which sessions you do, so that you'll only be participating in those which are relevant for you family.
I'm already enrolled in another antenatal class. Should I stop it?
The Birthing Room Online Antenatal Course can be done as a comprehensive stand alone antenatal course, or as a supplement to another course you are already doing.

This course is not open for enrollment.