We will take one contraction at a time and see how we go….An empowering course giving us a wonderful birth experience

Written by Catherine Yee Firstly, I wanted to thank you for developing such a useful and empowering course that enabled us to have a wonderful experience at the birth of our son. I was experiencing a lot of anxiety in the early stages of pregnancy and I wasn't able to listen to stories or [...]

Yoga – The ideal ‘choice’ of exercise during pregnancy

Written by Celia Brisa BA, BHlth Sc. T.C.M/Acupuncture, Conscious Pregnancy facilitator, Kundalini Yoga teacher. Celia lives in the Southern Highlands with her husband and two young children. She is passionate about the empowerment of women in pregnancy and birth and assists women to achieve this through prenatal yoga, meditation and acupuncture.   Pregnancy [...]

Exercise whilst pregnant- what is safe?

Written by Brooke Griggs from Bstyle fitness “In the absence of either medical or obstetric complications, 30mins or more of moderate exercise a day on most days, if not all, days of the week is recommended for pregnant women” American congress of obstetricians and gynaecologists There are lots of exercises that are safe [...]

Psychological wellbeing for pregnancy and beyond

By Psychologist Rebecca Reidy As a psychologist in Bowral NSW working in perinatal psychology (supporting mothers from the time of conception, through pregnancy and into early childhood) I appreciate very much that the local community have access to the Calmbirth childbirth education program in Mittagong. The Calmbirth program teaches mind body connection and birth knowledge [...]

Unexpected Outcomes – What does that mean?

Lisa Paul – Reg. Midwife, Perinatal Counsellor & Calmbirth Practitioner When we talk about unexpected outcomes during our Calmbirth classes, we are talking about situations that we find ourselves in that we were not expecting or that we had not planned or thought about. It is where we have a perceived idea of how [...]

Birthing with Children in a Calmbirth Environment – Creating that Safe Space

By Melinda Webb Upon arrival at the home of my Calmbirth couple, I was nervous, yet excited at meeting the family.  My role was as a Doula to assist in the care of two children attending the birth of their sibling.  Both mum and dad had attended Calmbirth, and decided to have their two [...]

Calmbirth® believes when we learn how to embrace birth as a natural part of life and not fear it, and stay connected by working together as a family, then not only will unnecessary intervention rates be reduced but the way we experience and talk about birth will be far more positive and empowering for future generations of families.
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