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    WithYou Talks #1: Preparing for Pregnancy

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    Journey from Womanhood to Motherhood with WithYou Talks!

    WithYou Talks is a series for women* and their supporting partners on the Mornington Peninsula who are on the transformational journey from womanhood to motherhood, or planning to take that step. Join us for cosy-couch and heart-warming talks, curated just for you, with topical conversations by With You Midwifery & Friends – a community of knowledge specialists who understand the intricacies of pre-pregnancy and pregnancy journeys. Our talks are hosted in-person only so you can ask all your questions and meet others on a similar journey to you. Discover, Connect, Thrive!

    Talk #1: Preparing for Pregnancy

    As you prepare for this life-altering journey, let's unravel the intricacies to a healthy and well-prepared pregnancy. Because just like planning the perfect wedding, your journey to motherhood deserves the same attention and care.


    💬 In conversation with...

    Kerry Marshall
    Mornington Chinese Medicine

    With over 20 years’ experience, Kerry is a Registered Acupuncturist and experienced complimentary therapist. She trained in the UK learning both 5 Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine styles. She was the co-founder of two multi-bed acupuncture projects in Melbourne and continues to participate in acupuncture/IVF research. As a founding committee member of the Fertility and Pregnancy Childbirth team London she has treated patients in fertility clinics, detox centres and hospital settings.

    Sara Flynn

    Sara is a holistic Nutritionist located on the Mornington Peninsula, who specialises in women’s health, hormonal health, and gut health. Having experienced her own hormonal struggles, Sara is passionate about empowering women to see their body and cycle as a gift rather than a curse. Sara takes a holistic approach that sees the person as a whole, encompassing their diet, lifestyle, environment and mental outlook.

    Emily Third
    Filmed by Emily 

    Emily is a versatile entrepreneur, dedicated mother and loving partner. Since 2012, she has curated a remarkable journey, from pioneering a fashion blog, launching a successful swimwear label and establishing herself as a creative videographer and content creator for the music industry. Moving between these roles was seamless for Em. As was her latest venture into motherhood, reflecting her unwavering love of self-learning and creative endeavours.

    Hosted by Penelope Watson
    With You Midwifery

    Penny is a very experienced Midwife of 26+ years, and is the founder of With You Midwifery. She is on a mission to spread her love of education, empowering and supporting women through their antenatal, birth and postpartum journeys through a continuity of Midwife care model. On a mission to rekindle women's villages, she is also the host of WithYou Talks, an inspiring talk series that brings together multiple knowledge specialists around a topic for live audiences.


    💫  What to expect...

    • Pre-talk snack boards and refreshments by local businesses
    • Intimate women's (and men's!) circle format
    • Hear from a range of holistic wellbeing practitioners on one topic
    • Q&A time to ask questions of multidisciplinary panel members
    • Showbag with peninsula-based sponsor gifts
    • Post-talk networking and socialisation


    👩‍🎓  About WithYou Talks

    Immerse yourself in a nurturing environment, adorned with the wisdom of a panel of Peninsula-based practitioners and business owners. Snack on delectable treats provided by our local collaborators while you absorb valuable insights.

    This isn't just a talk series: it's a community-led dialogue. Your questions, thoughts and experiences are not just welcomed but celebrated. Join us for an enriching experience where you'll find a space to participate, ask questions and share your journey with fellow women and mothers-to-be.


    🗓️  Upcoming talks

    • Talk #2 Exercise & Movement in Pregnancy
    • Talk #3 Preparing for Labor & Things I Wish I'd Known
    • Talk #4 Nutrition for Lactation & Breastfeeding
    • Talk #5 Postnatal Transformations: Physical, Mental & Sexual Health
    • Talk #6 The Fourth Trimester: Your Recovery, Healing and Newborn Wellbeing

    Follow us for announcements for future WithYou Talks. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to empower yourself with knowledge, build connections and embrace the beauty of creating a community going through a unique journey together. Let's navigate the path from womanhood to motherhood together — because we're With You, every step of the way.

    Secure your spot now! RSVP for an evening filled with laughter, learning, and love. 

    💖 #WithYouTalks #MotherhoodJourney #TalkSeries

    *WithYou Talks is an inclusive event. We invite anyone who identifies as woman or resonates with sisterhood to participate in this event.

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