What is Calmbirth?
Calmbirth® is a childbirth education program that was developed by an Australian midwife to assist couples to truly understand birth, release fears and anxiety about birth and teach skills to help prepare for positive birth experiences. Calmbirth® draws upon evidence based research and the knowledge of experts in the field to deliver a high quality program that effectively meets the needs of couples birthing in Australia in Public Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Birthing Centres or Home. Calmbirth® is suitable if you are birthing for the first time or for subsequent births.
What will you learn during Calmbirth®?
During the class couples learn the following:
Throughout the class, a relaxed environment is created where you will learn techniques that will assist you during birth. During the classes couples are guided through relaxation/meditation exercises that teach them how to tap into a wonderful inner resource called the Relaxation Response. The Relaxation Response is a persons innate ability to evoke a bodily calm allowing them to counteract the harmful effects of stress thus providing an atmosphere for emotional and physical healing. The Relaxation Response is a powerful tool not only for birth but also for life.