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Active Birth

Prue Hartley is a Midwife/Consultant who has over 10 years clinical experience. She completed her midwifery degree at the Australian Catholic University in 2006 and then worked at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Epworth Hospital, Freemasons Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and Frances Perry House and in private obstetric practice before joining EMOG.

Prue specialises in preparing women for motherhood and helping parents to become families. She aims to provide pregnant women with high level consistent and evidenced-based information focussing on the physical and emotional side of your pregnancy.

Prue’s work in hospitals with women during birth and in the postnatal period fuelled her passion for antenatal education. Prue developed a unique educational birthing workshop that promotes active birth. She is an enthusiastic teacher of the EMOG birthing workshop, which is informative, interactive and fun.

Active Birth Workshop

Prue Hartley of East Melbourne Obstetrics & Gynaecology (EMOG) is an experienced midwife who is offering boutique antenatal classes for groups of up to five couples.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Stages of labour and when to contact the hospital birth suite
  • Spontaneous labour
  • Process of induction
  • Vaginal birth: normal vaginal delivery and assisted delivery (vacuum and forceps)
  • Caesarean section
  • Options for pain relief

As part of the class, Fitwise Physiotherapy will conduct a practical birth skills session including instruction on:

  • Relaxation and breathing awareness
  • Birth ball positions
  • Massage
  • TENS demonstration
  • Effective pushing techniques
  • Pelvic floor and postnatal recovery

Time: 5.45pm – 9.30pm

Cost: $350 (Private health rebate may apply)

Light refreshments will be provided

For bookings contact (03) 9416 1205

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