The Birthing Room Online Antenatal Classes

Empowering your family to achieve the positive birth experience you dream about


Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of conflicting advise about pregnancy, birth and parenting?

Wanting to have a positive, empowering birth experience but not sure how to go about achieving this?

Looking for information specific to your local area, and hoping to meet other like-minded parents-to-be?

Then this course is for you! No matter whether you are planning to birth at home, hospital or a birth centre, having a normal healthy pregnancy or one with a few speed bumps along the way, The Birthing Room's Online Antenatal Classes will provide you with evidence-based information to help you make informed decisions about your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey.

Course topics include:

  • Choosing your birth team
  • Choosing your birth place
  • Optimising birth hormones for a positive birth experience
  • Making informed decisions
  • Infant feeding, sleeping and care
  • Traditional Maori Birth practices
  • Setting up baby's microbiome for a healthier life
  • Spiritual and emotional preparation for birth
  • Optimal foetal positioning (how to help your baby into a great position for an easier birth)
  • And heaps more!

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.

Class Curriculum

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Courses Included with Purchase

Optimal Cord Clamping & Care of the Placenta
Evidence-based information to help your family make informed decisions about umbilical cord clamping and cutting, and the birth of your placenta.
Rosemary Joyce

Original Price: $0

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The next launch of The Birthing Room's Online Antenatal Classes is coming soon! The beauty of a self paced course is that after you enroll you can choose to start at any point in time. The course is designed to provide you with information from when you are in your first trimester until your baby is 3 months old. Once you have completed the course there may be certain parts you'll choose repeat, especially after your baby is born. If you'd like to be the first to know when enrollments open, subscribe to our mailing list here: http://thebirthingroom.co.nz/contact-us/
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.
At what stage of pregnancy should I enroll?
As soon as possible! We've got you covered right from the beginning. Our first trimester section is filled with great information that will help make your life easier, such as how to choose a care provider and cheatsheets on lessening pregnancy nausea.
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.
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 not expecting a baby. Can I do this course?
Yes! Health professionals are welcome to take this course so that they are fully informed about what information their clients are receiving and at what stage of pregnancy. We hope this will help increase client-health professional communication and relationship. However, our closed Facebook groups and live Q & A sessions are only available to expectant families who take this course.
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.