“I think one of the best things we could do would be to help women/parents/families discover their own birth power, from within themselves. And to let them know it’s always been there, they just needed to tap into it.” John H. Kennell, MD
“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers- strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength” Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD
“In surrendering to birth, we also learn about our role on the earth: we are neither the rulers nor the architects of creation. Life comes through us, simply and gracefully, when we allow it.” Sarah Buckley
Calmbirth® Childbirth Classes on the Central Coast.
Practical skills and knowledge for a calm, confident and empowered birth.
What is the Calmbirth® Childbirth Course?
The Calmbirth® childbirth course is a comprehensive program that provides you with a deep understanding of the birth process and practical skills to work with your body. The course involves 12 hours of education and practical exercises so that you and your partner feel emotionally, psychologically and physically prepared for your baby’s birth.
The strengths of the Calmbirth® program are that it is grounded in research. Research from obstetrics, midwifery, mind-body medicine and neuroscience underpin the course. This ensures that you are receiving the highest standard of education, which is critical when you are preparing for one of the most important events of your life.
Secondly the program is delivered by health professionals with a background in supporting pregnant couples. In fact, Kate director at The Wonders Within, has spent the last 14 years supporting families in health. She has worked as a paediatric nurse and as a midwife since 2007. She brings this wealth of knowledge along with her personal experiences using the Calmbirth® techniques to her courses.
Calmbirth® Childbirth Class Overview
The classes involve a combination of theory and practical skills and covers:
The powerful link between your mind and body and how this effects your body during labour and birth.
Practical guided relaxation exercises for you to learn how to relax and release tension and prepare for birth on a deep emotional level.
The stages of labour and strategies to work with the birth process
Building a toolkit of strategies to support you in pregnancy, labour and beyond including relaxation, visualisation, breathing techniques, massage and acupressure.
How your partner can support you physically and emotionally during the birth.
Preparing for all possibilities- what is involved in an induction of labour, caesarean or epidural and strategies to assist you to achieve a positive birth experience even if medical intervention is required.
How you can support your baby’s transition outside the womb through skin to skin and the initiation of the first breastfeed.
Conscious parenting and developing loving and nurturing connections that support the long term mental wellbeing of your baby.
“My partner and I liked that it was factual and practical. We liked that there were different techniques offered and we were able to choose what was best for us. Kate was very friendly and knowledgeable. The techniques we learnt have also been very useful post labour.”