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WithYou Talks #1: Preparing for Pregnancy

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Journey from Womanhood to Motherhood with WithYou Talks!

WithYou Talks is a series for women (and men!) 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…

Lainey Smallwood-Pedley
Family Tree Acupuncture

Lainey is the business director of Family Tree Acupuncture, a registered Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist, a midwife and nurse. Her motivation is to assist women and their families to achieve optimal mental and physical health. She uses Chinese Medicine to help couples through the challenges of infertility and provides natural fertility and IVF support. Her emphasis is on preconception and pregnancy care; vital to a healthy mum and baby.

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.

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.

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March 14
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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With You Midwifery
0425 705 316
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The Nook Gallery & Studios
18 Progress St
Mornington VIC, 3931 Australia
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