The Calmbirth® techniques used are scientifically-backed, have been used and tested over the years and incorporate effective breathwork techniques.  They can be added instantly into your life, giving you a sense of calm and enabling you to relax into labour.

The Calmbreath is a system of breathing techniques that immediately affect the way you respond to sensations and emotions within the body.  They give you a sense of connection, clarity and calm.  By spending time with Mel attending a Calmbirth workshop you will discover ways to reduce stress, anxiety, and feel a connection with your baby and your partner.

Why Calmbirth?

This program has been shown to help reduce symptoms that are associated with stress, anxiety and fear related to labour and birth, it also takes in conscious parenting to help with the transition into becoming a parent.

It is just not the biological chemistry of the breathwork used in Calmbirth, the powerful breathing techniques and visualisations taught is the quickest way to change your state of being and have the capacity to make decisions if under pressure.

With the breath being a free and easily accessed tool that everyone can use it connects us to our surroundings, the decisions we make and brings people together when welcoming in their baby.  It slows, calms and gives clarity.


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.


All Calmbirth classes are held face to face in the clinic located in Balmain, Sydney.  For those from out of town, it can be a weekend away before your baby arrives.  The classes are small, so everyone gets heard and looked after.  Some choose to do a Private Calmbirth class, and for those that would like a Refresher class as a follow up from their previous class, this is easy to book with an email or call.

We also offer a follow-up appointment for all Calmbirth attendees as a zoom session closer to your expected due date, so you feel further relaxed and prepared.

It is a time to reconnect with any questions, positions, breathwork and acupressure learnt in the workshop.

In the main class, we cater for all dietary requirements and offer freshly baked goods and organic refreshments, the joys of having a restauranter as a husband and fabulous cook.  All teas and coffee are available along with filtered water.


  • 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
Get In Touch

Private Calmbirth® Class

Classes held in person, on a date to be discussed. Ask us for availability.


Group Calmbirth® Class

Group classes held monthly, in person, over two days



Simply work out if you would like to attend a Group or Private workshop.

For a private face to face class please send us an enquiry below.

For  a group class click on the green ‘Select’ link  below for the;


This will take you into the calendar and tentatively place a booking. After that, a deposit or full payment is then required to secure your booking.

There are many dates to select from, however, if there is nothing that suits you or you have further questions please get in touch so we can help you out.  Additionally, you can combine your Calmbirth class with an acupuncture package that aids with relaxing into labour, acupuncture has been proven to shorten labour times and combining that with the Calmbirth breathing it works magically.

Discounted ‘Care Plans’ are available to view in the Workshop section of the website.


  • Decide on either a Group or a Private Calmbirth class
  • If Group, check out the tab below or go the book now button anywhere on this website and look for –> Group Sessions –> Calmbirth
  • If Private, send us an enquiry below with your due date and any other details you can share
  • Consider adding a labour preparation care package to your calmbirth workshop


Melinda is better known as ‘Mel’ and has been working in the field of birth and women’s health since 2008. 

She currently practices Chinese medicine, teaches Breathwork, Calmbirth and works as a Doula from her clinic in Balmain.  


She also educates the Calmbirth practitioners on Acupressure for Labour and Birth. 

Melinda has experience within all the hospitals around Sydney, whether it’s attending births as a Doula or working as an acupuncturist to help with labour and birth.  You will learn how a Doula works which fits beautifully with the Calmbirth® program, learning lots of extra tools and techniques.  


During the time Melinda has been working in the field of women’s health she has spent time studying, writing and speaking.  And now also presents Breathwork as an additional class for those with breathing difficulties like sleep apnea, asthma and general ill-health.   


Reach out to Melinda below and she will be in touch asap.