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.
The classes are weekend based and in small groups of up to seven couples, therefore they book out fast. A private class is also an option at an alternate time, or a refresher for those who want to repeat the program for their 2nd baby.
You can enquire below by checking our calendar for scheduled group and refresher classes or requesting a discussion about a private class for a date to be confirmed. Either way we will be in contact to get some more details from you and book your spot.
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.
Group Calmbirth® Class
Classes held monthly, 7 couples maximum in each group, held over two days
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
Check the calendar for up and coming class dates and book.
Private Calmbirth® Class
If you would prefer a Private Calmbirth® Class, this is run over one day and includes lunch.
Refresher Calmbirth® Class
Minimum two couples to proceed
Held over 1 day 9.30am to 4.00pm
Must have completed a previous full Calmbirth® course to be eligible for the refresher program
Please note: Classes fill fast and full payment is required to secure your booking.