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Birth in the Time of COVID-19


Continuity of care, reassurance from their healthcare team, and the opportunity to ask questions and receive quality information is so important to an expectant mother having a baby. COVID-19 and the necessary reduction in face to face care, has stripped much of this from expectant mothers and research is showing a significant increase in anxiety is the result. We are passionate about first time mothers and birth partners having access to good quality, safe, health professional driven education about their pregnancy, birth and post-partum experience.


We are running 1:1 (partners welcome) pregnancy & active birth classes in our gym at Roxburgh Park clinic. We also run Zoom classes for up to 4 couples. These classes are condensed sessions of essential information and run for 2 hours.

These are run by Niki, our pelvic health physiotherapist, and will cover:


· Pregnancy care including general exercise guidance

· Prevention and management of pelvic floor issues and abdominal separation

· Stages of labour and active birth skills

· Post partum care to optimise recovery and healing

· General advice for return to exercise and normal lifestyle


There is also an opportunity to submit any topics which you would like covered prior and this is encouraged!


Contact us on (03) 8657 0605 or info@physiohealthandperformance.com.au for further details or to book.


For anyone experiencing mental health difficulties, help and services are always available 💜:

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA) - 1300 726 306

Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636

Lifeline - 13 11 14

As part of our commitment to providing essential healthcare services to the community while maintaining our efforts to prevent any spread of COVID-19, all staff have undertaken the Dept of Health COVID 19 - Infection Control Training.

As an aside, University of Western Sydney are currently undertaking a study to explore the experiences of Australian childbearing women in relation to the COVID19 pandemic which includes the below survey:

https://surveyswesternsydney.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8A1eQ6pmI8OUD89?fbclid=IwAR1LM8rxBAsND5lfh1duQv29vdfBZNExLgsvP7K-WF1Jvf5OlSUpsPYFr_E

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