Eating for Fertility (M&F) and Optimum Health
  • Postmodern preventative medicine ( food medicine connection )
  • The Brain and the Gut
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Seasonal Sensations

Melinda and her husband Andrew offer this fun and interactive workshop as a introduction to post-modern preventative medicine. No hard pill to swallow, the team will step you through practical ways to take your already healthy diet and food related lifestyle to the next level.

LENGTH: 2 HOURS

COST: $80 Per Person

( Enjoying ) Being Pregnant inc. Acupressure for Common Pregnancy Issues

( Enjoying ) Being Pregnant

  • Reducing stress, the hormones of stress
  • Structuring your work and lifestyle
  • Minimizing morning sickness
  • Maintaining good health
  • Posture
  • Mind Body Awareness

Acupressure for Common Issues in Pregnancy

  • Morning sickness
  • Extreme cravings
  • Heartburn / reflux
  • Constipation
  • Backache
  • Restless legs
  • Varicose veins
  • Bladder infections / UTI
  • Blood Pressure

LENGTH: 2 HOURS

COST: $80 Per Person

Melinda draws her knowledge and experience across her work in pregnancy and labour to offer a hands on workshop with outcomes leaving you feeling happy, relaxed and well adjusted for the coming months.

Preparation for Birth & Connecting with Your Baby

Preparation for Birth

  • Preparing a Birth Plan or Preference List
  • Essential Items for your hospital bag
  • Reminders for the last 6 weeks
  • Your mind body and birth outcome**
  • Positioning your baby
  • The importance of perineal massage and pelvic floor
  • Therapies that help in the last trimester

Connecting with Your Baby

  • Visualising and Breathing
  • Your fears and anxieties
  • Conscious parenting
  • Invest in rest and sleep – 24 hour clock

LENGTH: 2 HOURS

COST: $80 Per Person

A great mini introduction** to the Calmbirth® childbirth education program, and post natal care.

The information mixed in this workshop, from experience as a doula, educator and acupuncture, herbal medicine practice will set your heart and mind in readiness for the birth of your child.

Acupressure for Pregnancy, Labour and Birth

Acupressure for Common Issues in Pregnancy

  • Morning sickness
  • Extreme cravings
  • Heartburn/reflux
  • Constipation
  • Backache
  • Restless legs
  • Varicose veins
  • Bladder infections/UTI
  • Blood Pressure

Acupressure Points for Labour and Birth

  • Points and why
  • Partner involvement
  • Other key pointers

LENGTH: 2 HOURS

COST: $80 Per Person

Acupressure is an effective tool to support women in pregnancy and labour. Great for birthing partners to use at home from 38 weeks gestation, allowing for partner involvement, helping to relax the mind body. Acupressure points are easily located and simple to learn how to use.

Melinda offers monthly workshops for health care providers, practitioners, Doulas and for parents to be. Workshops run for 2 hours where you will learn hands-on techniques, receive a booklet as a guide and feel equipped for using acupressure for pregnancy, labour and birth.

Planning to Have a Doula at your Birth
  • Continuity of Care
  • Hands-on Support
  • Knowledge
  • Choosing the Right Person

This workshop is a quick guide to what to look for in a doula along with what to expect from and a birth support person. You will leave armed with a great idea of where to start and also a list of good practising doulas in your neighbourhood.

LENGTH: 1 HOUR

COST: $95 per couple