Calmbirth® Classes at The Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick (RHW)
As a result of a successful pilot study conducted over an 18 month period, examining 100 couples, and comparing various childbirth education programs by Dr Jane Svensson, Ante- natal co- ordinator at the Royal Hospital for Women, Calmbirth® classes are now available twice a month at the RHW.
The ideal time to attend a Calmbirth class is between 24 and 34 weeks gestation.
This, however, is not a strict guideline; if you are feeling particularly anxious, we suggest coming earlier on, and if you have left it a little late to book, you are still welcome to attend after 34 weeks. We feel that the ideal time frame of 24 to 34 weeks gives couples enough time to reflect on and practice what you will learn in the Calmbirth class, using the tools and techniques to help you prepare for your birth.
The course fee is $515, which includes the Calmbirth® book and relaxation USB set.
Parking is available at the hospital.
After you have attended the Calmbirth® class, you may be able to claim with your health fund.
About The Educator: Denise Round
Denise is an experienced midwife who has completed postgraduate studies in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She has extensive experience working as a child and family health nurse which involves supporting women and their families throughout the postnatal period and beyond. She is also a lactation consultant and has a private Calmbirth® practice facilitating classes in the Blue Mountains and Windsor areas.
About The Educator: Karen Grey
Karen Grey is a midwife with 18 years experience. She lives in the Sutherland shire and works at Prince of Wales Private, and The Royal Hospital for Woman Randwick. She is passionate in offering her expertise and experience to couples through the well-researched and evidenced-based Calmbirth education program. Her aim is to give couples knowledge and understanding of what processes are involved in birth. Her vision is for couples to become more loving and caring of each other and understand the process of birth and the challenges involved in this process. She also offers private classes to couples and is happy to come to your home at a time convenient to you both.
Classes fill quickly, so book directly through the RHW below.
2018 Class Dates
20th & 21st October
27th & 28th October
17th & 18th November
23rd & 24th November
30th November & 1st December
8th & 9th December
Calmbirth Course for 2019
5th & 6th January
19th & 20th January
16th & 17th February
23rd & 24th February
2nd & 3rd March
16th & 17th March
Seminar Rooms 1&2, Ground Floor
Royal Hospital for Women, Barker Street, Randwick, NSW 2031