Your journey into parenthood is one of the most amazing experiences, that you will ever know. The Calmbirth® program will play a vital role during pregnancy and the birth itself.
The class works through the stages of labour, birth and after baby is born. For the birthing mother and partner it is a hands on workshop which will equip you with tools for each stage. Giving you a sense of ease in the last weeks of pregnancy.
Calmbirth During Covid-19 Restrictions
Due to current restrictions on group environments, a private class may be a suitable option. When things do return to normal, the group classes will revert to weekend based, small groups of up to seven couples. If you are interested in discussing all the options and tailoring not only a calmbirth workshop but some ongoing continuity of care, please send us a note on the contact form below.
CALMBIRTH® IS ABOUT FAMILY, PARENTS AND THEIR BABY
A life changing transition they make into parenthood and don’t really need to be taught how to birth. It is all about learning about birth. A healthy pregnant woman is not diseased and she is not ill. Her body is participating in the most amazing function of nature – childbirth.
The breathing techniques learnt in your Calmbirth® class, visualisation, positive thought and relaxation techniques can all help the body and enhance its ability to birth freely, effectively and with no ill effects.
A relaxed state allows the mind to adapt to the imagery learnt throughout the class, the body accepts the suggested vision as being real.
If the mind dwells on fearful, negative images of birth, the body is thrown unintentionally into a defense mode and this causes tension, and tension leads to pain. Calmbirth® provides the mind with ways of making new connections within the mindbody, this kind of thinking supports you towards a positive birth experience.
The Calmbirth® class is not just focused on childbirth education, it looks at the aspects of parenting, it is a program based on science and research that gives a guided approach, presented in a space that is welcoming and warm.
CALMBIRTH® RESEARCH STUDY
Results from a comprehensive research study being undertaken by Dr Jane Svensson, the Clinical Midwifery Consultant Health Education at the Royal Hospital for Women, due to be published in two medical journals later this year, shows that the Calmbirth® Childbirth Education program significantly:
- reduces the rate of medical interventions during childbirth
- reduces the use of pharmacological pain relief in labour including epidurals
- enriches their birth experience as one that is positive, irrespective of how they birth
- reduces the impact of perinatal anxiety which may then have a protective effect postnatal adjustment, and potentially depression, after birth.
Private Calmbirth® Class
Classes held on a date to be discussed. Ask us for availability.
Covid-19 Price reduction 20% ($150 off)
Group Calmbirth® Class
Classes held monthly, 7 couples maximum in each group, held over two days
(currently via Zoom)
IN THIS CLASS WE WILL COVER:
- The mindbody connection and the influence of labour & birth
- The Physiology of labour & birth
- Conscious Breathing
- Creative Visualisation Techniques
- Labour Toolbox
- Preparing for all possibilities
- Baby after Birth
- Conscious Parenting
- Acupressure for Labour & Birth