Water Birth

By Calmbirth Educator, Lisa Lake Today, pregnant couples all over Australia are lucky enough to have many choices about how and where they can birth their baby.  Some want to birth their baby in the birthing suite of a maternity hospital, others want to be surrounded by their family and choose a homebirth, while for some a water birth seems [...]

Do you want to become a Calmbirth Educator?

Be a part of inspiring and educating future generations to experience birth as a natural part of life with knowledge, confidence and fearlessness, and with the support of their partners and caregivers.    I'm Karen, McClay, Director of Calmbirth. Well, it's that time of year again when we are looking for passionate and [...]

Start Talking – The NSW Government announce $270K for the Gidget Foundation

Gidget Foundation Australia has now launched their Start Talking telehealth program, in recognition of the need to support parents in regional, rural and remote locations of Australia. Start Talking provides up to seven free telehealth psychological counselling services for expectant and new parents suffering from perinatal depression and anxiety who are currently unable to [...]

Annabelle’s Calmbirth – The talk of the labour ward

By Rebecca & John Asher My partner John and I did the Calmbirth Course in the Southern Highlands in Mittagong early in March last year. We just wanted to let you know that we welcomed our third baby, Annabelle Lily on Sat 7th Dec at 7.18am. Weighing 2.9kg and measuring 50cm long - she’s perfect [...]

Fletcher ‘Finn’ Miles just couldn’t wait any longer…

By Lillian To our dear Calmbirth Educator, Jenny Childs. We have some exciting news to share. Our little boy, Fletcher ‘Finn’ Miles decided he couldn’t wait any longer and was born on 26/3/18 at 32+4 weeks by emergency c-section. He weighed 1.8kg and 42cm length. One day after my final Calmbirth course, my waters [...]

Calm breathing is what it took to be ‘Zen’ and focussed on birthing my baby girl

By Alisha We cannot recommend the Calmbirth childbirth education program enough. I was in two minds about doing the Calmbirth program when our Calmbirth Educator, Karen Grey mentioned her class. Not really seeing the value in it (I mean, I know how to breath and meditation is not for me) but thinking perhaps we [...]

Classically Inspired…Singing Through Labour

By Calmbirth Educator Janet Phillips The year was 1960, the place... a small town in South Wales. Margaret was expecting her second baby. After an uneventful hospital birth with her first baby, she had opted this time for a homebirth with the care of a midwife. Midwives would frequently be seen on their bicycles in [...]

Undisturbed Birth – Safe, Secure, Private & Quiet

By Calmbirth Educator Sue Power I first had the opportunity to hear French obstetrician Michel Odent speak at a conference over 15 years ago.  Hearing him describe a mammal’s instinct to find a space where they could not be observed - a space that is quiet, and undisturbed, and allows them to feel safe [...]

The secret is out…Calmbirth is coming to North Shore Private Hospital

The Secret is out! Calmbirth, Australia's leading and evidence based childbirth education program is coming to the North Shore Private Hospital in April and you can book NOW. North Shore Private Hospital together with their community welcomes over 2,500 babies each year. North Shore Private Maternity Team, is led by their very experienced Clinical [...]

Calmbirth strives to be leaders in cultural change by empowering and enabling birthing couples to experience birth as a natural part of life with confidence and fearlessness. Our vision is to change the current birth culture to one that is talked about and experienced far more positively, now and for future generations.

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