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NEWS FLASH – Calmbirth starts at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle in August

The John Hunter Hospital Parenting Education Service is excited to announce that we are now offering the well-known Calmbirth Antenatal education programs to expectant parents across the Newcastle and surrounding areas

Providing women with choice in a range of quality educational programs is a great step forward for our service and is a great complement to our existing range of courses.

Birth is Experiential – be open to the journey…

Find out what the ‘magic’ is about the Calmbirth program and experience it for yourself  – WHY THERE’S NO BIRTH LIKE A CALMBIRTH “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”Glinda from The Wizard of OZ.What does the Wizard of OZ and Calmbirth have in common?Sitting and watching the legendary and classic movie “The Wizard of Oz” with my family, it dawned on me how many parallels can be drawn upon to the journey of labour, birth, parenting and our Calmbirth Program that enables and empowers couples to discover their own strength, courage and to trust themselves and each other. So, let me take you on this journey…

Planning a homebirth: The benefits of continuity of midwifery care and birthing where babies are made

Story by Claire Heenan, Media & Communications at Homebirth NSW & a Sydney-based birth and postpartum doula Choosing where to give birth and whom you’d like on your birth team is a significantly loaded decision in terms of how you are going to feel about your pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. Sometimes making a decision as important as this calls for starting with the vision in mind and asking yourself about the hopes and dreams you have for your birth. How do you visualise the birth of your baby? Are you hoping to avoid unnecessary intervention? Do you trust birth as a physiological journey? Of course, the evidence is important too, and as a doula and member of the Homebirth NSW committee, I am a big believer in marrying good quality evidence with a woman’s own intuitive knowing as to what will be best for her and her baby.”Babies being born where they are made. Midwives being ‘with woman’ in every sense. The woman, a warrior at the centre of her birth experience, handing her power to no one. Skin to skin in a woman’s own comfy bed, no rush or fuss. A baby, born into a warm, loving and familiar place; Home”, says Claire Heenan.

There’s no birth like a Calmbirth and there’s no better place to birth then at home!

“Calmbirth is so thrilled to announce our collaboration with Homebirth NSW and be able to promote more informed choices for women and their partners who are wanting and seeking a homebirth. Calmbirth is all about normalising birth and changing our birth culture for future generations, so that they can experience birth positively and as a natural part of life whilst giving them choices in how and where they wish to birth their babies”, says Midwife, Director & Owner of Calmbirth, 

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