We are a community based organisation which provides information and support for women and their families and promotes self-reliance and confidence in pregnancy, birth and parenting.

Morning Tea with Guest Speaker Hannah Dahlen

CEA is honoured to welcome Professor Hannah Dahlen as guest speaker at our next morning tea.

Please join us…

Date: Thursday 27 August
Time: 10am
Venue: Nightcliff Community Centre, 6/18 Bauhinia Street, Nightcliff
Cost: Gold coin donation

Professor Dahlen has extensive experience as a midwife, is a Professor of Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney and is a leading midwifery researcher in Australia. The list of her accomplishments goes on. You may know her from the Face of Birth film.

Her topic of interest is research into the impact of rates of intervention during childbirth in different birth settings and the implications of those interventions. Her focus is looking at ways to keep birth normal and improve the childbirth experience for women to ensure they have the best physical and emotional outcomes.

Another notable study involved the establishment of a group of experts who presented a groundbreaking hypothesis regarding the impact of what happens during childbirth with regards to how our genes are switched on and off.

Refreshments Provided
Babies and Children Welcome
RSVP not necessary – just come along
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Birth Preparation with a difference!

An independent holistic approach to natural childbirth; here is how CEA’s Birth Preparation course can get you one step closer to achieving a safe and joyful birth for you and your baby.

  • Focus on your individual needs. A small group environment provides the opportunity to discuss your queries with the educator
  • Plan for a positive birth experience
  • How your hormones support labour
  • Coping techniques during labour and birth
  • Active birth – allowing your instincts to guide you
  • Explore medically managed labour in comparison to allowing your body and baby to birth in their own time
  • How the care model and place of birth influence outcomes
  • Effective birth planning using the B.R.A.I.N tool (Benefits, Risks, Alternatives, Instinct, do Nothing)
  • Learn about Rebozo – traditional Mexican techniques used during pregnancy and birth
  • Understanding labour and when to call your care provider
  • Travelling to the birth centre or hospital and adjusting to your new environment
  • The importance of the first hour after birth Breastfeeding Discussions – myth busting, baby-led attachment, societal challenges

The next course begins on the 8th of September and runs for 4 weeks until the 29th of September (6-8.30pm). 1 place left! Don’t be disappointed! Dates for the next course will be released soon.


Have you considered Hypnobirthing?

We’re getting more and more positive feedback from women and their partners who have participated in CEA’s Hypnobirthing course and used the techniques during their labours and births.

The next Hypnobirthing course will run over 5 Sundays from 4-6.30pm starting on the 4th of October and finishing on the 1st of November.

The long time frame gives you plenty of time to practice and become familiar with the techniques. Contact the office for more information or to book your place.


Our Generous Prize Donors

Check out these awesome local businesses!

T2  – http://www.t2tea.com/utilities/contact-us/australian-stores/northern-territory/

Embella – http://www.embella.com.au

Laneway Cafe – http://www.lanewaycoffee.com.au

Sharon Haste – http://sharonhaste.myneways.com.au/Lifestyle1/Home.aspx

Beacon Lighting – http://www.beaconlighting.com.au

Blooming Tunes – http://www.bloomingtunes.com.au

Darwin Toy Library – http://www.darwintoylibrary.org

Lilac and Lime Photography – http://www.lilacandlimephoto.com

Hire for Baby – http://www.hireforbaby.com

Earthside Babe Doula – https://www.facebook.com/earthsidebabe

Fiona. Fitness. Food. – http://fionafitnessfood.com

Mad About Coffee and Tea – http://madaboutcoffeeandtea.com.au

Bob Woman Doula – https://www.facebook.com/BoabWoman?fref=ts

Orenda Visions – http://www.orendavisions.com.au

Darwin Health Care Kinesiology – http://www.darwinhealthcare.com.au

Silver Seed Jewellery – https://www.facebook.com/SilverSeedJewellery

Everlasting Health Naturopathy, Reiki, Flower Essences – http://everlasting-health.com.au

Vic Vic Slick Chick Creations – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vic-Vic-Slick-Chick-Creations/892131927522719

There were also two happy winners of CEA donated prizes.



Thank You

Our Film Fundraiser was held on Saturday night and was a great success. We had beautiful food, wonderful company, the film MILK was both heart wrenching and inspiring and a huge array of awesome raffle prizes were won. Thank you to those that came on the night to support our organisation and those that contributed food and raffle prizes. It couldn’t have happened without you.


Film Fundraiser: Milk

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Milk. This intimate arthouse film by writer/director Noemi Weis harnesses the art of storytelling to convey a powerful alternative message around the commercialisation of birth and infant feeding.

Milkhood premiered at HotDocs Toronto on April 27th 2015 to receive rave reviews and a standing ovation from viewers. It is rare for such a world class documentary to make it to Darwin so soon after its release date. The Childbirth Education Association, a small community organisation, have negotiated directly with film maker Noemi to secure the rights to screen the film in Darwin.

With stunningly beautiful visuals and poignant voices from around the globe Milk inspires reflection on the earliest moments of human life.

You can view the trailer for the movie at www.milkhood.com

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cea-film-fundraiser-milk-tickets-17644396866?aff=es2


Tickets Here!

Milk tickets for sale here!


Check out the trailer for Milk…



Tickets to our Film Fundraiser: Milk, available now!

Support our wonderful organisation, buy a ticket or three to our film fundraiser! Great raffle and yummy food on the night.



Nurturing Newborns

Every Tuesday from 10.30am (straight after Mums & Bubs Stretch Class). This session provides a supportive environment to discuss gentle parenting philosophy along with ways to meet your baby’s needs whilst continuing to nurture yourself. Pregnant women (and partners) are also welcome, a perfect opportunity to gain first hand information from those who have gone before you.

Topics covered Include:
Normal infant behaviour
Sleep for both babies and parents
Breastfeeding support
Signs of developmental milestones
Baby wearing benefits and options
Family relationship dynamics
Returning to work and breastfeeding
Introducing solids
Physical and emotional wellbeing
Building a supportive community