Being a new mum and only helping my friends kids previously, I (like many others) am flying blind. So it's a relief to have the opportunity to learn, interact with other parents and obtain knowledge from Rose who has such vast experience, and across multiple facets of the industry! I found the overall curriculum and each specific course within it to be fantastic- really useful, practical and interactive. Rose is wonderful at keeping people engaged too! Thank you so very much, I really appreciate your wisdom.
Elenore, May 2023
Dr Rosemarie 's Safe Sleeping and Baby Safe Classes were hands-down the best investment we made prior to our daughter's arrival. We found the classes stacked full of up-to-date research and evidence-based information. We were also able to practice some of the techniques in class which was a great way to cement the learning. My husband and I now feel confident about identifying rashes that are worthy of medical attention, how to deal with choking, conduct CPR, but also everyday things like signs to look for that our baby is distressed, how to dress her for, and put her to bed, and products for newborns that sound wonderful but actually present risks.
We left the classes feeling empowered and informed. Dr Rose is at the forefront of a lot of Sudden Infant Death prevention education, and we are so grateful she spends time with parents-to-be, spreading her knowledge. The classes are also a great opportunity to meet other new parents in a relaxed and interactive environment. Cannot recommend highly enough!
Pauline and Stephen, November 2021
Rosemarie is fantastic. We were so impressed with her up-to-date knowledge, practicality and experience. Great service and we'd recommend it to all parents to be, grandparents and support people.
Kate and Fletch, August 2021
We can't express enough how enjoyable and highly valuable we found our small private class with Rose. She is so friendly, warm and funny it felt like a very welcoming and safe environment which was so lovely.
From taking us through safe sleeping to first aid and beyond, we felt so at ease with Rose and were able to ask questions at any stage and get thorough well-informed advice. Having only us allowed Rose to check our form and guide us through areas we were complete novices at, like swaddling and what to do during choking.
We came away from the class so much more confident in what to do in the unexpected times of parenthood and the extra resources and support Rose provides following is invaluable. We had found other antenatal classes only to cover the bare essentials, where Rose was able to go more in depth and really allow us to gain our confidence.
We will be recommending anyone and everyone to sign up to Rose's class. Thank you again for everything!
Greer and Aidan, February 2021
We had a great experience attending a baby safety class with Rose. She was so knowledgeable and had a very hands on approach which we found valuable. There is only so much information you can take in from online research. She provided a relaxed and caring environment for us to learn and patiently answered all our questions. Rose was happy to adapt the class to include areas we were anxious about or required extra information. Would highly recommend attending one of these classes!
Jess and Andrew, December 2019
Attending the Baby Safe Class with Rose was without doubt the most excellent and reassuring thing we have done as part of or preparation for parenthood. Prior to the class, we had been fairly conscientious anyway, and read a few books that had been recommended by our doctor, so we felt well prepared. But the course taught us so much that we couldn’t have learnt from textbooks. Rose’s breadth of experience and research, evidence-based approach to all recommendations is exactly what you need as a new parent – it is so easy to fall into the trap of learning everything via internet research, but Rose is the real deal! I will absolutely be recommending this class to all of our expecting friends.
Lucy and Jarrod, August 2018
We attended Rose’s baby safety class ahead of the arrival of our first child. The class is evidence and information rich while being full of practical advice and hands-on learning. It was the most well presented class my husband and I attended when preparing for our newborn. Not only because of the content which is quite literally ‘life-saving’, but also because of Rose’s teaching style which gives us confidence that we might just recall some of this critical advice in what would be a VERY stressful moment.
S and L, August 2017
Associate Professor Rosemarie Boland (PhD) is a newborn educator, neonatal intensive care nurse and midwife with over 30 years experience. She specialises in providing first aid training for parents of newborn babies and ex-premature infants. In addition, she develops training programs, clinical practice guidelines and resources for medical, nursing, midwifery and paramedic healthcare professionals in Victoria in her role as a statewide perinatal educator with the neonatal emergency retrieval team.
A/Professor Rose Boland has over 25 peer reviewed publications, has written text book chapters and helps develop guidelines for Ambulance Victoria around obstetric and newborn emergencies.
The Baby Safe Program was developed by A/Professor Rose Boland. All classes (small group, private and virtual) are taught by A/Professor Rose Boland.
A/Professor Rosemarie Boland's qualifications:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD; Perinatal Epidemiology), University of Melbourne, 2014
Master of Nursing (Neonatal Intensive Care), University of Technology, 1997
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Victoria University, 2009
Bachelor of Applied Science (Advanced Nursing), University of Sydney, 1989
Registered Nurse, 1988
Registered Obstetric Nurse, St Margaret’s Hospital, 1990
Associate Professor Rosemarie Boland is a professional member of the following organisations:
Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Australian College of Neonatal Nurses (ACNN)
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF)
Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM), Neonatal Sub-Committee
Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM) Research and Reporting Committee
European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR), Nursing Section
NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine- Associate Investigator
Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ)