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Microbirth Film

Friday, August 8th, 2014

“Microbirth” is a new feature-length documentary looking at birth in a whole new way; through the lens of a microscope. Investigating the latest scientific research, the film reveals how we give birth could impact the lifelong health of our children.

“Microbirth” aims to raise public awareness about the importance of “seeding the baby’s microbiome” at birth with the mother’s own bacteria – this bacteria helps train the immune system to recognise what is “friend” and what is “foe”.This documentary reveals why we should include the “seeding of the baby’s microbiome” on every birth plan – for even if vaginal birth isn’t possible, immediate skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding can still help to provide bacteria crucial to the development of the baby’s immune system. In the scientists’ view, if we can get the seeding of the baby’s microbiome right at birth, this could make a massive difference to the baby’s health for the rest of its life. Consequently, “Microbirth” is of extreme importance for global health!

Childbirth Education Association will screen “Microbirth” as part of a world premiere on Saturday 20 September 2014. It will also be a fundraising evening with refreshments provided. Tickets are available from the the office or through our online booking site. BOOK NOW!

Watch the trailer for “Microbirth” here.

Birthtalk seminars

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Childbirth Education Association is proud to announce that due to wonderful circumstances we are now able to offer FREE attendance to two of our Birthtalk workshops.

Birth – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A seminar for those working with, or supporting women throughout their perinatal experience and beyond.  Friday 1st August, 6pm – 9.30pm at the MAGNT Theatrette.  Free event BOOK NOW

Scared of Birth?
Bring your hopes and fears: myth busting, truth telling and how it can be different to what you think. Saturday 2nd August, 9am – 12.30pm at Barbara James House, in The Gardens. Free event BOOK NOW

This is an exciting opportunity to explore your upcoming birth journey or to participate in professional development. Places are limited and bookings are essential, so please be sure to register to secure your place.  Please don’t forget to share with your friends and colleagues, we don’t want them to miss out!


Birthtalk Seminar and Workshops

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

CEA is proud to present a Birthtalk seminar and healing circles for parents and expecting parents.

Scared of Birth? Bring your hopes and fears: mythbusting, truth telling and how it can be different to what you think. Saturday 2nd August, 9am to 12pm at Barbara James House. This is a free event – limited seats available so please be sure to book a place. Book Now

The Healing Circle – A safe and supportive place to begin to debrief, understand and make sense of your pregnancy, birth or postnatal experiences.

Session 1: Saturday 2nd August, 6pm to 9pm at the Palmerston Library. Tickets $30. Book Now

Session 2: Sunday 3rd August, 9am to 12pm at Childbirth Education Association. Tickets $30. Book Now

Birth – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Birth – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - a seminar for those working with, or supporting women throughout their perinatal experience and beyond.

This compelling seminar is presented by Debby Gould, co-founder of, and co-author of new book, “How to Heal a Bad Birth: making sense, making peace and moving on.” Debby draws on her experiences as a midwife, a doula and as facilitator of Birthtalk’s “Healing From Birth” support sessions for the past 12 years.

Friday 1st August, 6pm to 9.30pm at the MAGNT Theatrette. This is a free event – limited seats available, so please be sure to book a place.  Book Now

Morning Tea at the Darwin Toy Library

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Morning Tea at the Darwin Toy Library is on this Thursday, 26th June. Come down and enjoy a morning relaxing in the garden with toys and great company. We will be there from 9am to 12pm with the kettle on – please bring a plate to share if you can. Everyone welcome!

Birthtalk Workshops

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Birthtalk is coming to Darwin and we are planning workshops for parents, expecting parents and maternity health professionals.  Birthtalk specialises in healing from traumatic birth, planning a positive birth and support and education for birthing after Caesarean. Workshops will be held over the weekend Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd August - stay tuned for our program and dates on our Facebook page and take a look at the Birthtalk website for more information about this fantistic and supportive organisation.

May Morning Tea

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Jo Davies from Baby Got Back will be joining us for the morning and sharing her passion for babywearing. Jo brings consultancy and new ideas for babywearing to Darwin – if you’re thinking of purchasing a carrier, curious about how it’s done or would just like to meet some other parents and expecting parents, come down to the Nightcliff Community Centre on Friday. We will be out in the garden from 9.30am.
We will provide tea and coffee and something to nibble on – a shared plate is always welcome, but not necessary!

HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Would you like to learn how to labour in a state of deep relaxation and allow your body to birth in the beautiful, natural way it’s designed to? Perhaps you would like to find out more about HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method, the philosophy and birth education that is taking the world by calm….

HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method, is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing.  HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner.  You will learn to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen or eliminate discomfort and the need for medication.  HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method teaches you to release all prior programming about birth, how to trust your body and work with it, as well as how to free yourself of harmful emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and unyielding muscles.

Childbirth Education Association is partnering with certified practitioner Rebecca Sonsie to provide couples with a course for HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method. This course will be five sessions held on Sundays 4pm to 6.30pm: 27 April, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May and 25 May.

Find out more about our HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method course on our webpage or contact the CEA office for more information and bookings.


March Morning Tea

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Our next Morning Tea is a special date! Kim Lock, the author of Peace, Love & Khaki Socks and the blog Little Leaf, and certified Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be joining us at the Nightcliff Community Centre on Saturday 29 March. Please come and join a sharing circle and enjoy the company of other lovely mums and families and the calm and comforting words of Kim Lock.

Looking for Fitness Instructors!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

CEA is currently seeking casual Fitness Instructors for our Pregnancy Stretch and Mums & Bubs classes. If you have  a passion for supporting women through their pregnancy and into parenting with yoga, fitness and wellbeing, then please contact the office for more information and expressions of interest.