Stefanie Poole Doula & Birth Education, Pregnancy Counselling, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

Birth Education For A

Healthy Heart & Mind 

What your traditional birth classes don't cover but you'll wish they did 

Pregnancy and birth are more than a physiological experience. Preparing mentally and emotionally for parenthood is one of the most important things you can do. Your mind is incredibly powerful and can have a profound effect on your body, your identity, how you birth, parent, and connect with your community. Birth Education For A Healthy Heart & Mind class covers the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

Birth Education For A Healthy Heart & Mind is for you if you are pregnant or newly postpartum. However, if you’re a parent at any stage of your journey and want to gain further knowledge and tools around your mental and emotional wellness you will greatly benefit.

If you are pregnant I recommend your class takes place between 24-35 weeks gestation

 Here's What You'll Learn 

  • The common risk factors for maternal mental health issues

  • How to identify mental health issues that can arise in the perinatal period

  • Possible effects of parents mental ill health on their child(ren)

  • How to talk with your child(ren) about your mental health/mental ill health 

  • The importance of understanding postnatal depletion

  • How to care for your loved one with mental health issues

  • Ways to check in on your partner’s mental health

  • How to gather an “All Star Support Team”

  • Your mental health rights

  • How to become your own mental health advocate (how to talk to your care providers, family and friends about your mental health).

  • How to develop your emotional wellness plan using your  “mental health preferences”

  • Possible risks and benefits of psychiatric medication during pregnancy and postpartum

  • Breastfeeding and psychiatric medication

  • Understanding your mental health history and how it may impact birth and parenting

  • The connection between sleep and mental health

  • How to develop a mental health crisis plan if needed

  • Healthy heart and mind tools

  • Mental health resources and supports and how to access them

  • Holistic treatment options and an integrated approach to mental health

  • Understanding mental fitness and how you can use it to maintain your mental health and change the language and perception of mental health issues in your community.

Group Virtual Class

Online Sessions with other birthing families

  • $290 for you and your partner 

  • Receive the Full Program

  • 2 x 3 hours sessions with you and your partner

  • Weekdays, evenings and weekends

      

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Private In Person Class with you and your partner

In person: Private Sessions

  • $370 for you and your partner

  • Buy now and book your class anytime after Jan 20th 2021

  • 2 x 3 hours sessions with you and your partner

  • Receive the Full Program

  • Weekdays, evenings and weekends

      

You Will Leave Feeling 

You'll feel empowered with the information and knowledge needed to make informed decisions around your wellbeing and identify the supports, tools and resources you need for staying emotionally strong if times get tough. Together we will develop your customised emotional wellness plan containing your “mental health preferences.” This plan will assist you in discussing your emotional wellbeing with your care providers, family and friends.

Mini Session 2hrs

Short on time? This option is for you.

We will cover;

  • The common risk factors for maternal mental health issues and how to identify them

  • Your mental health history and how it may impact pregnancy, birth and postpartum

  • How to gather your “All Star Support Team”

  • The connection between sleep and mental health

  • Understanding postpartum depletion

  • Holistic treatment options and an integrated approach to mental wellness

  • How to develop your emotional wellness plan using your “mental health preferences”

 

At the end of the class you will walk away with a Healthy Heart & Mind emotional wellness plan for pregnancy, birth and beyond.

  • $190 for you and your partner 

  • Buy now and book your class for anytime after Jan 20th 2021

STEFANIE POOLE

The Mental Health Doula

STAY CONNECTED

Melbourne // Mornington Peninsula // Frankston

stefanie@stefaniepoole.com

0435 875 035

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Acknowledgement of Country 

I acknowledge that I live and work on the traditional lands of the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nations. I pay my respects to the elders past, present, and emerging, I recognise their continuing connection to the land, water, and community.

Language and Inclusivity

While I use the word mother/mothering throughout my platforms, I celebrate all gender identities and provide all birthing people a safe and accepting space to explore their parenting journey. 

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