Parenting Insights Live talks

Free talks at our Expos provide you with up-to-date, valuable information from trusted, experienced professionals, and the ideal opportunity to have your questions answered.

The schedule below shows all talks featured at our 2018 Expo. Please check closer to our 2019 Expo for updated talk schedule and times.

Our FREE Antenatal classes: We run FREE antenatal classes at all our Expos, each running for 40 minutes. The classes are run by Liz Wilkes, our PBCE Midwife in Residence, an informed, supportive and qualified midwife from My Midwives, with over 20 years experience.

Daily Session Timetable

Specialist Speaker: Liz Wilkes

In this class we cover how to get ready for birth and baby.

This class gives women and their support people, a showcase of resources and strategies to practice for great birth. Hands on techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. We will discuss preparing the home and preparing to feed your baby as well.

 

Duration: 45 minutes
More information: www.mymidwives.com.au

Specialist Speaker: Liz Wilkes

This class covers the stages of labour and birth of a baby.

The options you may ask for in labour are covered along with information and skills to aid you in your birthing journey.

Duration: 45 minutes
More information: www.mymidwives.com.au

Australian Breastfeeding Association is Australia’s leading authority on breastfeeding. 

This talk will cover key information, such as the benefits of breastfeeding, the let down reflux, supply and demand feeding and how to know if your baby is getting enough breast milk, positioning and attachment, and more. You'll also hear about the support available to help you with your breastfeeding journey.

Duration: 20 minutes
More information: www.breastfeeding.asn.au

Specialist Speaker: Liz Wilkes

Women heading into pregnancy, especially for the first time, have a lot of questions.

This first class in our antenatal series talks about some of the major choices – public vs private, doctor vs midwife, how do I know whether to have normal birth or caesarean.

We talk about how to start off in pregnancy to make the choices that will help you stay healthy and have a great birth and we will answer questions like what is an epidural and is it OK to have one? What other things can I have for pain? Is water birth safe? Should I have a normal birth or a caesarean? Will I tear? What happens if the cord is around the babies neck?

We cover this material honestly but sensitively and alleviate fears leaving women confident to ask for and get what they want.

Duration: 45 minutes
More information: www.mymidwives.com.au

Specialist Speaker: Dr Brian Symon The Baby Sleep Doctor

Becoming a parent is exciting in so many ways.
We aspire to being the best parents in the world and to give our babies the best start possible. Sadly advice which parents receive varies dramatically from source to source. Luckily a woman's body almost always does an amazing job to care for, protect and grow our babies. 
After birth, someone turns off the autopilot and we need our knowledge, skills and abilities. Emotions are raw and people can be adamant in promoting their own views and philosophies.

This talk discuses some simple basics:
What are the energy needs of a newborn?
How long should they be awake?
How long should they sleep?
What feeding techniques are recommended?
No judgement, just the science.
As parents, you will be your babies principal and best, so what knowledge do you need to help your baby thrive?

Duration: 20 minutes
More information: www.thebaby...ctor.com.au

The SIDS and Kids SA information session covers the six steps for safe sleeping and is a useful resource for new and expectant parents and grandparents who are interested in learning more about the safe sleep message and the recommended guidelines for safe infant sleeping.

Duration: 20 minutes
More information: www.sidssa.org

Specialist Speaker: Infant Nursery Product Alliance of Australia

The Infant and Nursery Products Alliance of Australia (INPAA) session gives insight into the challenge of buying a pram or a cot.

This talk discusses options available, the safety of products and it aims to take confusion out of the process which will assist you to make the right choice for your needs. INPAA is a leading safety advocate and is a member of the standards committee for children’s consumer products. This session won’t give you all the answers but it will give you the questions you need to ask before you decide on what product to buy.

Duration: 20 minutes
More information: www.babysafety.com.au

Specialist Speaker: Dr Brian Symon The Baby Sleep Doctor

Becoming a parent is exciting in so many ways.
We aspire to being the best parents in the world and to give our babies the best start possible. Sadly advice which parents receive varies dramatically from source to source. Luckily a woman's body almost always does an amazing job to care for, protect and grow our babies. 
After birth, someone turns off the autopilot and we need our knowledge, skills and abilities. Emotions are raw and people can be adamant in promoting their own views and philosophies.

This talk discuses some simple basics:
What are the energy needs of a newborn?
How long should they be awake?
How long should they sleep?
What feeding techniques are recommended?
No judgement, just the science.
As parents, you will be your babies principal and best, so what knowledge do you need to help your baby thrive?

Duration: 20 minutes
More information: www.thebaby...ctor.com.au

Specialist Speaker: Ambassadors from The Parentmedic Movement

This medical talk covers what every parent should know before bringing baby home.

This talk will provide parents with the "red flags" to identify when their child needs medical help. A trained Parentmedic Ambassador will provide what to look out for, and who to get help from. These topics are the top reasons a parent will go to an emergency room or rush to their local GP in fear and needing help.

Know what you need to know to help when these times occur. Topics covered:

1.Identify when baby is not breathing properly
2. Baby's first fever
3. Dehydration
4. Rashes

All Parentmedic Ambassadors complete a 6 week online course and meet certain criteria to ensure they are providing up-to-date information in First Aid and Safety. Ambassadors come from a range of backgrounds in health and education.

Duration: 20 minutes
More information: www.parentmedic.co

Note: Session times and content subject to change. The views and advice expressed during the talks are those of the speakers and are not representative of the Pregnancy, Babies & Children's Expo.