Expert talks

Our free talks provide you with up-to-date information from trusted, experienced experts and the ideal opportunity to have all your questions answered, to alleviate your fears or concerns.

Daily Session Timetable

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Duration: 20 minutes

Finding out you are pregnant brings with it a whole lot of questions and what do you do next? Where do I go for advice? Who is right and who is wrong?  

This first class in our antenatal series covers the steps you take through your pregnancy, some of the choices and decisions you will have to make and offers information on various newer options such as hypnobirthing and water birth.  

This talk covers:

  • What happens when you find out you are pregnant
  • Where to go next
  • Choosing a care provider
  • Choosing a place of birth
  • Information about screening tests and newer testing procedures
  • Your pregnancy visits and what they cover
  • What choices you will face getting closer to birth including induction, caesarean, epidural, water birth
  • Resources to assist you to prepare including antenatal classes and hypnobirthing

This class is the first in our series of classes on each day of Expo and is a great place to start the journey with us.

Duration: 30 minutes

Australian Breastfeeding Association is Australia’s leading authority on breastfeeding.

This talk will cover key information, such as the benefits of breastfeeding, the let down reflex, supply and demand feeding and how to know if your baby is getting enough breast milk, positioning and attachment, and more. You'll also hear about the support available to help you with your breastfeeding journey.

Duration: 20 minutes
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In this class we cover how to get ready for birth and baby.

This class gives women and their support people, a showcase of resources and strategies to practice for great birth. Hands on techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. We will discuss preparing the home and preparing to feed your baby as well.

Duration: 30 minutes

Red Nose has been advising new parents in Australia on safe sleeping for babies for 40 years. This safe sleep talk informs parents and carers on how to reduce the risk of SIDS, stillbirth, miscarriage and fatal sleep accidents for babies and toddlers in their care.

The presentation will cover Red Nose’s six evidence-base safe sleeping recommendations:

    • Why they recommend sleeping baby on their back
    • Why you should keep your baby’s head and face uncovered
    • The risks of smoking before and after your baby’s birth
    • What is a safe sleeping environment and how you can recreate this at home
    • Why you should sleep your baby in your room
    • The benefits of breastfeeding
    • Ask the midwives: your antenatal and safe sleeping questions answered

Duration: 20 minutes
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This class covers labour stages and birth of a baby.

The options you may ask for in labour are covered along with information and skills to aid you in your birthing journey.

Duration: 30 minutes

The Dads Group representative will be sharing some of his inspirational ‘lived experience’ of becoming a father for the first time and how he overcame some of the ‘challenges of fatherhood’.

Tune in to this talk if you’re a dad, a dad-to-be, or a dad planning to be as Tom will unpack the 'real' fatherhood journey and share with you insights on how you can 'set yourself up to succeed' on your fatherhood journey.

Duration: 20 minutes
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Note: Session times and content subject to change. The views and advice expressed during the talks are those of the speakers and are not representative of the Pregnancy, Babies & Children's Expo.