Parenting Insights Live talks

Get up-to-date information from trusted experts and ask questions at these free talks.

You can hear expert speakers talk on a range of topics important to your pregnancy or the care of your baby.

Antenatal classes

We are running antenatal classes, each running for 45mins. The classes will be run by Kelly Saunders, an informed, supportive and qualified midwife from My Midwives.

Places are limited so we suggest arriving 15mins prior to the class to avoid disappointment.

Daily Session Timetable

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: Dr Raewyn Teirney Fertility Specialist and Gynaecologist, creator of Australia's first holistic planning kit

One-in-six Australian couples will experience trouble falling pregnant. Dr Raewyn Teirney, Fertility Specialist, Gynaecologist and creator of Australia’s first holistic pregnancy planning kit will share some expert insights on various investigative methods used by fertility specialists to assess overall reproductive health.

Dr Teirney will explain how simple tests can be used to identify potential causes of a delayed pregnancy. These tests may include blood tests, pelvic ultrasound, ovarian reserve (AMH) testing for women and semen analysis, sperm DNA fragmentation tests and sperm culture analysis for men. 

Duration: 20 minutes

Specialist Speaker: Stacy Richards Bachelors Degree in Health Science (Nutritional Medicine)

The microbiome and probiotics are buzz words when it comes to health. During this session you will learn about how the microbiome (including probiotics) is established, why pregnancy and the first 3 years of life are critical to this process and the role you can play, and how probiotics may be used to address many health concerns during pregnancy and breastfeeding to optimise the health of mother and baby.

Duration: 20 minutes
More information: www.lifespa...ics.com.au

Specialist Speaker: Kelly Saunders Qualified Midwife

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: Lauren Gladman Accredited Practicing Dietician- with 12 years experience

Everything you need to know about starting solids. 

Discover current 2017 scientific evidence and guidelines and changes with recent research regarding solids, and hear about statistics and the prevention of food allergy.

Hear how to start and proceed with solids to reduce risk, what age to start, which foods to start, when to start highly allergenic solids etc, and discover areas of research regarding probiotics, vitamin D, and eczema and the food allergy link.

Learn tips for starting solids, including placing importance on positive, enjoyable relaxed meals rather than portion of food consumed.

“Remember: the accepted wisdom of the past decade has now shifted. Introducing allergenic foods sooner and more regularly is looking to be the way of the future”. Watch this exciting space in nutrition research. 

Duration: 20 minutes

Specialist Speaker: Kelly Saunders Qualified Midwife

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 discuss. We will discuss preparing the home and preparing to feed your baby as well.

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

Learn how to sleep your baby safely. Red Nose Saving Little Lives will explain recommendations as well as give information on how best to create a safe sleeping environment for baby.

Red Nose Saving Little Lives is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families.

In Australia each year over 3,500 families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, either through stillbirth or during the first month of life, from sudden unexpected death in infancy (SIDS or fatal sleeping accidents).

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

Specialist Speaker: Kelly Saunders Qualified Midwife

This class covers labour stages 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

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.