Calmbirth® is a pre-natal education program for pregnant couples. It has become one of the most well recognised programs in Australia and overseas and is now being taught in several hospitals in Sydney including Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick and Sydney Adventist Hospital.
During a two-day calmbirth® workshop couples will learn:
to access their natural inner resources to alleviate the fear, anxiety and tension experienced during pregnancy, labour and childbirth
the practical skills of relaxation, breathing and visualisation which are used during pregnancy, labour, childbirth and beyond
how the mother's body is beautifully designed to birth her baby naturally and calmly and how the right preparation can help you work with the process rather than resist it
the importance of a mother's beliefs and attitudes about birth and how these can be one of the major differences between a positive or negative birth experience
the importance of bonding with their baby and how this effects their baby’s future life
to be empowered to take control of their own birthing experience.
The knowledge and skills the programme teaches prepares the mother to remain relaxed and focused during her labour, to make informed choices if and when necessary, and to be in tune with the natural energy and rhythm of her baby’s birth.
Calmbirth® recognises the role of the father/partner or birth support person as being vitally important to the woman's birth experience and supports them to develop skills, understanding and confidence to play this important role.
The calmbirth® programme was developed by Peter Jackson, who as a midwife working in country hospitals for over 20 years, witnessed many mothers whose experience of childbirth was one of fear, anxiety and trauma. The calmbirth® program is the result of Peter’s experience and search for a way to help mothers rediscover their birth power and joy.
(Information adapted from the calmbirth® website.)
Class times and costs
We offer calmbirth® classes at times to suit you. Packages include:
Weekend classes: Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am to 4.00pm
Weekday classes: Two consecutive weekdays, 9.30am to 4.00pm, or on two mutually convenient days
The cost of group classes is $500 and private classes are $700.
(Please note from 1/1/20 prices will rise to $550 for group classes and $750 for private classes.)
Classes are held in Maitland.
Email us for more information or to enquire about private classes.
To check group class dates and availability, and to book into one of these classes, please click here.
Are you having another baby? Do you need to refresh your skills and confidence?
We offer a calmbirth® refresher for couples who have completed a calmbirth® workshop previously.
This class runs over one day 9.30am–3pm. It is a private class run at a mutually convenient time. Cost $300.
Email us or call 0414 952 713 for bookings.
Coming soon: Calmbirth® preparation for caesarean birth
Our calmbirth® morning tea