New to the Tribe
What we do:
1. Answer questions about how the local maternity system works.
2. Discuss what options are available if you are trying to get pregnant, already pregnant or about ready to have your baby.
3. Direct you to evidence-based, easy to understand resources so you can learn more after the session on your own.
4. Provide a safe, welcoming space to have your questions answered anonymously.
What we don’t do:
1. Offer medical advice, specific to you or your specific pregnancy or birth situation.
We discuss common experiences in pregnancy but we are not here to diagnose or offer you our clinical experience in this setting. We both offer private, fee-for-service childbirth education in a one-to-one and group setting. If this is something you’re interested in, come see us after the session.
2. Judge you on your decisions, questions or feelings about pregnancy and birth.
Everyone is welcome – straight couples, gay couples, single parents, support people, people planning babies but not there yet, people who have already had their kids but maybe want to understand a little more about the system after the fact.*
3. Try to persuade you to choose one type of birth experience over another.
This is your experience, not ours. We just want you to leave your pregnancy and birth experience feeling heard, respected and safe. How you do it is up to you.
4. Talk about your specific pregnancy or birth experience in front of the group.
This is a generalist session. As we’ve said, we both offer private, fee-for-service childbirth education in a one-to-one and group setting. If this is something you’re interested in, come see us after the session.
Who are we to be offering this session?
Steph has worked in the public health system as midwife for the past six years. She also runs New to the Tribe, a childbirth and parenting education program that gives back to those who miss out. Steph started “Ask the Midwife” because she passionate about education being accessible to all.
Beccah has worked in global sexual and reproductive health for almost 15 years. She is a Registered-Nurse midwife, specialising in maternal health for refugee and non-English speaking migrant communities. Beccah started “Ask the Midwife” because she believes respectful, safe and transparent maternity care is a right, not a privilege.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at New to the Tribe or organised by New to the Tribe must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by New to the Tribe.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give New to the Tribe unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at New to the Tribe classes and events or on New to the Tribe's premises. (For use of New to the Tribe marketing materials).
New to the Tribe requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer.
In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.