Group Education Programs

Birth for Humankind provides free education and social support programs tailored for young women (up to 25 years old) and women from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds who are newly arrived in Australia.

Group Education (Young Mums)

Our group education program provides free pregnancy education and social support for pregnant women under 25.

The program is delivered by a qualified birth attendant and co-facilitated by a young mum mentor. Additional support is also provided by a social worker, with guest presentations by a qualified midwife.

Participants are able to meet other young mums, ask questions and learn about:

  • Pregnancy care
  • Preparing for labour and birth
  • Life with a newborn
  • Becoming a mum
  • Taking care of yourself

Current group sessions include:

  • Baby Ready (Brimbank)

Sunshine Maternal and Child Health Centre - 31a Alexandra Ave, Sunshine
Date/Time – Fridays 12:30-2:30, Mon May 6 – Mon Jun 24

  • Baby Ready (Whittlesea) – venue and dates TBA

Previous group sessions have included:

  • Mothering101 (Moonee Valley)
  • Mothering101 (Sunshine)
  • Mothering101 (Yarra)


Group Education (new migrants, refugees and asylum seekers)

The group education program provides free information and discussion sessions for women from new and emerging communities. Sessions are tailored to participant needs, ranging from 45 minute small group discussions to 3hour information sessions.

The course is delivered by a Birth for Humankind facilitator, and qualified interpreters are available if needed.

The session aims to provide women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with the opportunity to:

  • Increase understanding of the Australian maternal health system
  • Find out where and how to access birth support
  • Learn about different birthing options
  • Find out about rights and responsibilities with regards to birth
  • Explore ways to support each other

Current group sessions include:

  • Starting with Birth (City of Yarra) – venue and dates TBA

Previous group sessions have included:

  • Navigating the Australian Maternal Health System (Yarra)
  • Navigating the Australian Maternal Health System (Darebin)
  • Navigating the Australian Maternal Health System (Hume)

For more information about the courses or to request a session delivered in your area, please contact us, or make a referral.


*Please note, we are currently amending the referral form. If you are referring for Group Education Programs please click on ‘Education’ in the models of care section and add ‘Baby Ready’ in the section ‘Additional information about reason for referral’.