Women's Health Week - FREE Educational Sessions

Women's Health Week - FREE Educational Sessions

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Posted 2023-08-22 by Vanessafollow

Mon 04 Sep 2023 - Fri 08 Sep 2023



During Women's Health Week (4 to 8 September 2023), St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital invites you to join their series of FREE educational sessions covering everything you need to know about planning a family, pregnancy, and babies up to 12 months old.

These interactive and informative sessions will be held at their new Pregnancy, Baby & Beyond Clinic. Plus there’s exciting door prizes to be won, goodies bags to take home and a whole lot of knowledge to power yourselves with!

Limited places are available for each session, so book now at https://www.trybooking.com/CKRDZ




Check out what's coming up below:

Introduction to baby massage with Jane Tetley, Intuitive Baby Massage


Monday 4 September 10.30am – 11am
Tuesday 5 September 9.30am – 10am

Baby massages not only help you bond with your baby but can them be more settled and calm, improve sleep and relieve symptoms related to wind and colic. In this session, you will be introduced to basic massage techniques.

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Optimise your pelvic floor after childbirth with Michelle Murphy, Senior Physiotherapist at Mercy Physio


Monday 4 September 11.30am – 12pm

Pregnancy and childbirth put considerable strain on our pelvic floor. In this session, you will learn what you need to consider after childbirth in order to optimise your pelvic floor recovery. 

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Exercise during pregnancy with Michelle Murphy, Senior Physiotherapist at Mercy Physio


Tuesday 5 September 4pm – 4.30pm

Regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy pregnancy and this session will explore how much, how often and what types of exercise are appropriate and safe during pregnancy. 

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Abdominal separation during pregnancy and recovery after childbirth with Michelle Murphy, Senior Physiotherapist, Mercy Physio


Tuesday 5 September 4.30pm – 5pm

Rectus Abdominus Diastasis (RAD) or abdominal separation occurs during pregnancy to allow your baby to grow. Some women have ongoing RAD after delivery and this session will explain what RAD is, and what you can do to optimise recovery after childbirth. 

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Drop in session: weigh your baby and ask our lactation consultant questions


Wednesday 6 September 11am – 12pm

Hosted by Bev Tansley – midwife and lactation consultant at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital

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Preconception and early pregnancy session


Wednesday 6 September 5pm – 6.30pm

Presented by Mikayla Pelkowitz (midwife) and Gemma Gough (dietitian) from St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital, this session is designed to support people who are planning a pregnancy or who are already pregnant and under 12 weeks gestation. During the evening, the session will cover health and wellness, your care options and what to expect. It will conclude with a ward tour of the Family Birthing Unit.

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Antenatal pelvic floor and reducing risks of perineal injury during childbirth with Michelle Murphy, Senior Physiotherapist, Mercy Physio


Wednesday 6 September 6.30pm – 6.45pm

Research shows that regular pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy can reduce our risk of bladder leakage during pregnancy and six months post birth. This session will provide a basic introduction to what the pelvic floor is, what it does and how to ensure you are doing your exercises correctly.

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Prenatal pathology with Australian Clinical Labs


Wednesday 6 September 6.45pm – 7pm

Australian Clinical Labs pathology has a collection centre on site at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital. This session will cover current antenatal pathology services available through them, including Genetic Carrier Screening, Fertility Testing, Self-collect Cervical Screening, and Harmony Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT). All pathology testing should be discussed with your clinician.

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Adjusting to parenthood & mindfulness techniques with St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital Perinatal Mental Health Midwife, Beth Cummings and Pastoral Care Coordinator, Erin Gillepsie


Thursday 7 September 10.30am – 11.15am

Caring for your newborn physically, mentally and emotionally while adapting to your new role as a mum or dad can be overwhelming. In this session, you will learn to cope with change, build resilience and communicate without judgement. You’ll also learn mindfulness techniques to help you feel calm, connected and content.

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Healthy eating supporting breastfeeding and wound healing with St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital Dietitian, Holly Harris


Friday 8 September 9.30am – 10am

This session will focus on the importance of nutrition during breastfeeding, with a particular focus on dietary recommendations and considerations for breastfeeding women. Plus discover what foods to avoid and the importance of nutrition to support wound healing and recovery.

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Drop in session: weigh your baby and ask our lactation consultant questions


Friday 8 September 10am – 11am

Hosted by Karen Martin – midwife and lactation consultant at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital

Register



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