CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION - ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER
Positive Birth Program for Indigenous Parents
The goal of our Indigenous Childbirth Education Program is to provide culturally relevant and quality childbirth education to Indigenous mothers and families throughout Australia.
Hypnobirthing Australia™ ‘Positive Birth Indigenous Program’ classes are mostly held within the context of Health Services and Midwifery Group Practice.
The Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth Indigenous Program was first written and offered to Aboriginal health services within Australia in 2015. Since then it has been implemented into the childbirth education offered by Victorian Aboriginal Health Service – VAHS – Women’s & Children’s, South West Aboriginal Medical Service – SWAMS – Child & Maternal Health, Bega Garnbirringu Health Service, and also privately by midwives in locations throughout Australia. Top End Health Service in the Northern Territory and WA Country Health Service – WACHS – Bunbury Hospital in Western Australia have implemented this program into government health settings through midwifery group practice.
The Indigenous Program is culturally relevant and taught within a time frame that suits various Aboriginal health services. It is a 6-hour course (as opposed to the regular 12-hour course) and is taught in one full day, or split up into sessions depending on the service provider.