Articles and stories from Calmbirth’s educators
My husband was the most incredible support person I could’ve asked for and have honestly fallen in love with him all over again.
CALMBIRTH IS NOW AVAILABLE AS AN ANTENATAL PROGRAM AT THE MATER HOSPITAL IN NORTH SYDNEY AND IS TAKING BOOKINGS
The Mater Hospital in North Sydney and Calmbirth is proud to announce that the very sought after, highly acclaimed and TRUSTED Calmbirth program is NOW available to do as an antenatal program at the Mater Hospital in North Sydney, and is NOW taking bookings for the 28th July and 4th August course. The Calmbirth course at the Mater hospital will be conducted on consecutive Sundays with the first consecutive Calmbirth weekend course being the 28th July & 4th August course.
Visualisation is one of the tools and strategies we teach in the Calmbirth program to help you achieve the positive birth experience and outcome that you and your partner long for. However, the term visualisation can also be very misunderstood and daunting for some.
In my twenty years as a midwife I have assisted and witnessed hundreds of beautiful births. I have also seen many women and their partners who are very afraid of birth and the effects of that fear. I wanted to find a way for women to learn about the resources they have within them, to help them understand what a wonderful and transformative experience birth can be. I studied Masters in Midwifery and taught antenatal classes for some time, but did not feel satisfied that the classes truly connected women and their partners with their inner potential. The classes really only looked at what was happening in the outside world and although worthy, did not address what was happening and could happen internally.
I just wanted to share my story to inspire others of how things don’t often work out as planned, but can still be amazing. My husband and I did our Calmbirth course when I was 31 weeks with Denise Round. From the moment I found out I was pregnant I was incredibly anxious about giving birth. It was suggested by friends of mine to do the Calmbirth course. After the course my husband was so equipped with knowledge and skills to assist me during labour and felt empowered to be able to advocate for me during labour.
Are you, or were you an active support person to your partner as they embarked on their birthing journey? Did you feel or know what to do either intuitively or by what you were taught? Did you feel that you were enough? That your intent was pure and your love endless.