Second Trimester: Weeks 14-27
A comprehensive guide to your '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.
In additional to an amazing, evidence-based antenatal course, you'll also receive:
- Access to regular live Q & A sessions covering a range of antenatal and postnatal topics
- An invitation to be part of The Birthing Room Tribe in our private Facebook support group
Cost of course:
- Payment plan: 2 payments of $49/month
- Or one off payment: $98
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.
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.
StartHormones and their impact on birth
StartChoosing where to birth your baby (12:11)
StartBreast milk... It's alive!
StartConnecting with your womb baby
StartNurturing your pregnant body
StartTerrified of childbirth? (3:05)
StartCreating a birth plan
StartInitiating and continuing a positive infant feeding journey
StartSex during pregnancy
StartSuggested reading for weeks 14-21
StartOptimal foetal positioning: Part 1 (12:51)
StartFamily finances: Fun or freaky?!
StartPelvic floor health: The secret to living a leak free life
StartEnvironmentally friendly parenting
StartThe human microbiome: Setting up your baby for a healthy life
StartPreparing for a positive infant feeding journey
StartSavvy shopping: What does a baby actually need?
StartSuggested reading for weeks 22-27
StartWhere to from here?